What does that solve - dropping 7/8 support?
Especially as it seems Windows 10 are affected by this limitation, or?
A bit unclear still.
I wonder if these new runtime libraries is what I had to add as separate install for Waves at one time - universal binaries?
Some missing entry point starting Waves Central I think it was.
And it works for windows 7 as I have it working.
Looking in ProcessExplorer there were a dozen or two or some c+±named files when a Cubase project was running.
Since Steinberg official support is non-existing these days - maybe it does not matter if Windows 7/8.x are dropped - they will loose customers what ever they do - keeping support or dropping it is all the same. I just know I stay on the Cubase version that support windows 7 and no more money from me. How they backed dropping on Halion 6 is a good sign though, maybe they realize amount of users on windows 7 still.
I think Microsoft dropped Vista of first level of support a year or so ago. Still getting updates as I understand. Dropping to the level as XP was 2014 is next - hard to say when.
Really hope for Steinberg to following path of Microsoft on OS supported.
More than anything I wish for Microsoft to learn how to build a safe OS, so not all these updates changing the machine environment all the time are needed. As to this topic Microsoft seems unaware of how many things for daws with hundreds of plugins working inside one process are affected by various choices they make - plugins limited in load count and many other things on system level. It seems both Avid, Presonus and Steinberg are talking to Microsoft over this.
I think there are some settings on system level - how a machine is used, as a server or workstation and have different approach to how memory is used for disk cache and other things. I think we need other categories for how machine is used - to also include multimedia or not, if being oneline most of the time or similar. To slim OS to necessities needed for the purpose. Now it’s more one size fits all, kind of updates. What i mean is from settings we make on usage - we get updates in optional or important - and can choose not to do them,