Older MIDI configurations induces crash

Hi guys!

Am I the only one experiencing crashes whenever I load a project with an older MIDI-hardware configuration?
During thorough examination I´ve come to the conclusion that I get a crash whenever I try to open a project which uses at least one instrument from an older MIDI-hardware configuration than the one I´m currently using. That is, as VST-Instruments in the “Steinberg” tab (configured in Devices/VST Connections/External Instruments). It applies even if every track associated with the instrument is disabled or erased, as long as it is showing up in the VST Instruments-pane.

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