I clicked the exe installer because that’s how all programs get installed normally.
If SAM should be installed as part of the Steinberg Download Manager, then why do they provide it as a separate installer…?
Does it make sense not to install it like that?
I checked in Control Panel > Programs and Features, and I can see these:
Steinberg Cubase LE AI Elements 12
Steinberg Download Assistant
Steinberg Library Manager
Steinberg Generic ASIO driver
There is no Steinberg Activation Manager, meaning that it hasn’t been installed as part of the Download Manager.
I don’t think so, I never saw it installed in the first place.
And the process just closes, it doesn’t render any result at all. No installer/uninstaller works like that; there are at least a few checking / warning Yes/Cancel messages.
In this case there is nothing, the installer just crashes after a few seconds, that’s all.
I’ve been more than three days trying to reinstall steinberg download manager but it kept closing continuously without giving me a chance to finish the installation. After a lot of research I found a link which explains well which registry keys to delete in order to restore the installation correctly.
IT FINALLY WORKED! (however, what an effort!)
This forum doesn’t permit to include the link…so look for “advanceduninstaller” including the keywords “How to uninstall Steinberg Activation Manager from your PC” and you will find it!
If you have tinkered with Windows, you might discover that seemingly unrelated things break. Using programs that edit the registry, which is part of what the utility that @Carlo_Alberto_Bonazz proposes does edit the registry. Personally, I try to only use tools whose behavior I understand, because if you fiddle enough, you could make your Windows installation appear to be broken. (I say appear because there are many ways to fix it, but the learning curve is steep if you’re not well acquainted with the niceties of MS Windows ;))
There is an official way to do this, as @st10ss has posted, and if you do it that way people here can help you.