At least it was a bump, I always like to see people getting good use out of something that someone else has found an end for it usefulness I did read ‘something’ that was somehow a difference between the red & blue VST dongles…what that was (?)
I had read a thread in the Cubase forums the other day somewhere, a user was trying to run (I think) some version of Cubase VST with Cubase 7 LE (?) a moderator suggested something like combining licenses on a elicenser …I was ‘lightly’ going on that, but hopefully someone who ‘knows for sure’ can chime in…until you get an official reply it wouldn’t hurt anything to try.
Note; your new/used computer with SX may not even HAVE a printer port! In that case, there alternatives…keep using your old machine with VST 5 AND the SX machine (you can always do that anyway) pick up a copy of VST 5/32 when you see it…I’ve seen it for sale used on ebay (with a blue dongle & box) for as little as $25-$30 and then if what you said is true, Steinberg can put that one on your elicenser.
PS, only Cubase VST 5/32 I believe (as I said, w/last update) had the beginnings of (VSL) VST System Link -I’m almost certain plain old VST 5 version did not - even then it’s supposed to be only one-way, that is, VST 5/32 would have to be the slave machine, while any SX version and above Cubase versions has VST System Link that can be either master or slave. Not to worry, I read even freebee’s have VSL.