I hope that this is the correct place to post my question. I was going to post it in the STEINBERG LOUNGE but I thought this area would be more suited (as it is specifically entitled CUBASE ARTIST 8).
Unfortunately, I had to have my Win7 and Win8 PC’s REFORMATTED (yet again!) and so I am starting from scratch INSTALLING everything again. I thought I had done it correctly but (without wanting to go into detailed analysis) it appears not to be the case. So after messing around for a couple of hours this evening I decided to just UNINSTALL it and start again (following any kind advice that may be offered).
The other problem I had is that my (third!) DONGLE cracked and earlier I took a chance a GLUED it back together. Now, although it is still somewhat temperamental, it should be bodged enough to get me though the INSTALLATION process and at least get my other Steinberg products up and running (at which point I will then either post it back or purchase the NEW model when it is released).
Anyway, my question(s) please is to do with the fact that I climbed up the Cubase ladder from ARTIST 6 to ARTIST 8 and so I need to be sure of the correct PROCEDURE in this instance please. It appears that:
ARTIST 6 (the initial purchase) was a physical CD,
Then I have a BOX for ARTIST 6 to 7 UPDATE (which has a ACTIVATION CODE printed on a sheet, so no CD),
I did UPDATE to ARTIST 7.5 but I think it was a FREE GRACE PERIOD (though I could be wrong here) download.
And then most recently, I UPDATED to ARTIST 8 which was a (purchased) DOWNLOAD.
So, would anyone please be able to advise me here of the method to get back to where I was before the REFORMATTS? I only want to get the basic structure of CUBASE (8) on and I am not worried about the HALion, Sonic2, Grand3, contents at present. I just want to get the skeleton running properly first.
Many thanks in advance guys…
Paul David Seaman