Hi and thanks for all the provided support here. I’ll try to explain my problem as succinctly as possible…
Cubase AI LE 7 came bundled with my UR44. I used it a little and all was well but I didn’t learn it inside out by any means.
After a recent PC crash, I had trouble registering after reinstall but got it done eventually although it seems I may now have multiple eLicensers installed. Once it was installed, I was greeted with a promo for 60% off an upgrade to Cubase 8 and I jumped at it.
Once I downloaded and installed it, I uninstalled Cubase 7 thinking that having 2 versions installed would cause problems. Sadly, I think this made matters worse as registering Cubase 8 went badly right away as I got an error message saying there was no pre-existing valid license to upgrade. I ended up reinstalling and re-registering Cubase 7 and then registering Cubase 8 and all went well except now I’m having problems with Cubase 8 that I suspect may be related to my goofed up install/registration process (see thread here: http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=84912 )
Anyways, my hope is that a full uninstall of all drivers, utilities and existing versions followed by a clean install of drivers, utilities and Cubase 8 plus registration will resolve the issue.
My question is, DO i need to have Cubase 7 installed and registered in order to effectively apply the file I downloaded (Cubae_Elements_8_installer_win) or was that just faulty logic on my part?
Thanks in advance