Regarding the first response to my original post: No I did not list specifics here. I have filed requests with all the proper channels (including the details you correctly point out as missing) and gotten no help up to this point. These problems with the installer are not unique as you can see by looking around the forum. I have been bombarded with problems with installers for both Cubase and Halion in the last three months. If you are a Cubase 8.0.x user, you must be familiar with many of the issues that are new to versions 8 and above. Some of these are the price of progress, but there are too many broken things with Mutes, Automation, program crashes - you name it. They hamper my ability to get work done. Mixes change upon re-opening. The program crashes when doing routine things like removing a track or freezing a track. Halion has it’s own issues.
One thing we all depend on is a project state being maintained accurately. It is a core function.
I am expecting a call at 4pm (it’s 4:08 now) today for some remote assistance to try to sort this out and make some progress. 8.0.1 lists many, but not all, of the issues as being resolved, but I can’t install it due to the problem with the installer itself. Even the usual work-around is not available, although another reply pointed to a thread which details a work-around the work-around, that looks promising.
At some point I would like the routine process of installing an update to work as expected. That way I can get back to work instead of spending my time on science projects and work-arounds.
It’s 4:12 and I’m waiting for the 4:00 pm call.