Its been a really long time since coming back in here. However after reading this thread, i had to get my word in.
Instead of fooling around with the dongle and stuff, wouldnt it be more productive to get on working with and learning the ins and outs of the system instead of trying to circumvent something as critical as its legal licensing system; while at it trying all ways to “expertly” tell others how to go about doing things… guess old community habits die hard ha…
I too was a Sonar convert (CWPA to X3), was also an active member of the forum there; including technical discussions with N and R on Windows WASAPI as some others and I discovered an issue; unfortunately the usual “experts” came in and shot the whole thing to high heaven… lets leave it as that.
This forum and her members have been an invaluable help during my transition for which I am sincerely grateful. Today even with my limited knowledge, i am always happy to pay it forward; yet still being surprised by CB8 once in a while.
EDIT: Steinberg please DO NOT go the way of having to be online all the time. For many of us, our workstations are offline as we depend on them for stability in our daily works. We will not know who or when stuff is being updated suddenly and no amount of “good” updates is worth the disruption of a finely tuned system. For me at least, the dongle or a physical device is still the best proof of licencing and ownership. Thank you all.