I don’t know if it’s because Devs intentionally blocked Windows 7 from using the installer, or if it’s some sort of security certification thing or what… but… Windows 7 is better.
I have started switching my Steinberg operations to my Windows 10 laptop and will continue to but so far:
1.) Graphical issues I haven’t been able to solve
2.) Some odd Windows 10 behaviors to solve, example, ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ takes forever to open menu.
3.) Windows 10 is extremely bloated, it hardly feels like an engineering program that NASA would use - which is my standard
4.) My AutoHotkey Scripts ARE NOT WORKING THE SAME IN WINDOWS 10. These scripts save me SO MUCH TIME. This sole point alone is to make me want to stay on Windows 7 forever.
1.) My Windows 7 has been stable forever, and continues to be.
2.) I am running Cubase SX3, Cubase 4 - 32bit and 64bit, Cubase 8.5 - 32bit and 64bit, Cubase 10, and Cubase 10.5 without problems.
3.) I can run both old 32bit plugins and, new 64 bit - I can open up all my old projects using those old free plugins found on KVR, as well as all new plugins released today all on one system.
4.) No bloatware / no overbearing security protocols
5.) Can run most Windows XP software without issue, as well as most Windows 10 software
This is an engineering system.
Windows 10 is simply, not ready for my level of operation.
The only thing I like about Windows 10, is the dark mode and the flatter UI/titlebars.
I feel like the cool nerdy engineering thing for Steinberg to do, would be to continue support of Windows 7. Many peoples operations depend on Windows 7. Yes most people it doesn’t matter, for me - things like my Autohotkey scripts, without direct 1:1 replacement… matter.
At least make Cubase 11 the final Win7 version… not 10.5…