Steinberg Download Assistant won't open

I’m currently trying to download Cubase 12 Elements (Windows 11 Home) but the SDA will not open and gives me a warning that the SDA will not connect to the Download Manager, if error persists reinstall or check security settings, firewall, or anti-virus. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled this about 5 times already and I’m really losing hope and excitement to downloading this software and afraid that if i try to purchase I’ll just have the same issue.

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Did you check your security settings, firewall, or anti-virus, please?

Could you try to install Steinberg Download Assistant as administrator, please?

I have checked the security settings and have tried running the program as an admin but it still won’t open. I do not know what else I can do at this point.

Hi,

Could you try to install the Steinberg Download Assistant as administrator, please?

how do you do that?

Hi,

Right click to the installer and choose Run as Administrator, please.