I’ve been having serious installation issues with Dorico Elements 3.5 on three out of four of my PCs. It’s a little tricky and complex to explain but it seems to have something to do with the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable x64 package the software is trying to install. That part of it fails to install, with a pop-up window asking me to locate a data package that does not in fact exist! I’ve had this message before while installing Cubase 10.5 and the demo of Dorico Elements v3. In those instances I just clicked cancel on the search attempt and the softwares actually installed successfully, or seemed to. This time however, something has changed. Dorico Elements 3.5 does not install properly and refuses to run at all on startup. Popups appear saying that a couple of .dlls are missing, etc. Kaput. No start.
I’ve searched on the net and this problem seems to occur with various other softwares. It might have something to do with leftover Visual C++ items in the registry. Some advice was to find and uninstall those entries. I tried that but they refused to go - the popup asking for the non-existent data package appeared again. End of story! I’m stuck. I’m also scared to update Cubase 10.5 in case something similar happens and I get a bricked DAW. Disaster if that happens!
I HAVE managed to install Dorico Elements 3.5 as a test on my laptop, which is a fairly clean machine, but it’s not my music workstation. I have to use Dorico on my music PCs and it’s just not working.
Is there anything I can do to get around this problem? Advice would warmly appreciated.