What's the latest with Windows 10 + Cubase Pro 8?

I have just got Cubase 8, made a partician on my HD and wondering if I should try an install of Windows 10 on it.
What is the latest? I have “searched: windows 10 + cubase 8” though come up with an error on doing so here on the forum.

Knowing the latest would be great.

As far as Cubase Pro 8’s concerned, all good - go ahead!

Yep, running Cubase 8 Pro x64 on Windows 10 Pro x64 since compatibility was confirmed by Steinberg, no issues. The only thing you will need to do is upgrade to the latest version of eLicenser, run it once after the Windows 10 upgrade “as Administrator” (right-click) and let it repair itself before running Cubase.

BTW, you can’t install the downloaded Windows 10 onto a blank partition unless you want to pay for an activation key – you must do the upgrade on a working Windows 7 or 8. After that you can reinstall from scratch, and it will still be activated. If you want to keep your current Windows 7 intact you will have to create an image backup. True, you can revert the upgrade within 30 days but I would recommend a backup first.

Great… I will check it out though have actually now installed win7 on the particion, so it’s ready for win10 when I get the time… :slight_smile:

Any info on whether I still need to use jbridge again with C8pro for the older 32bit plugins or is Steinberg’s bridging as good or smoother running now? I previously used C7.5 as a 32bit host on my win7/64bit machine, which was not ideal at times. Am hoping I can commence to Cubase 8pro 64bit with the 32bit plugs including older Steinberg delays and bitcrusher etc.

Any info on this would be fantastic

My strong recommendation is to go 64-bit all the way, but where that is not possible, install both 32-bit and 64-bit Cubase on Windows 64-bit, and use the 32-bit plugins only in 32-bit Cubase. 32-bit Cubase will still benefit from running on a 64-bit OS.

That said, I’ve read that people are generally happier with jBridge, and I believe it works on Windows 10 x64, however it woud be better for you to start another thread with jBridge in the title in order to get the attention of those actually using that configuration.

It seems there’s been an update to this in the meantime, “If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet and perform a clean installation, you’ll need to enter a qualifying product key for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or buy a license in order to activate Windows 10
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
(under “perform a clean installation”)

So it may in fact be possible for you to do a clean installation parallel to an existing Windows 7 system. I would still make a backup before beginning though. The next question is how to prevent the process from finding the existing Windows 7 and upgrading that instead of doing a clean installation to a new partition? One possiblilty would be to install to a spare blank harddisk and copy the partition later. (I find the tools from Terabyte Unlimited very useful for this kind of thing).

If I attempt to install it onto the secondary windows 7 drive, will it then try to do it on the primary one, as I would like to keep everything in tact with that one as win7 64.

Thanks all for the info, most appreciated.

I’m not running jBridge now and all seems well.

Cool… are you using a 64bit host with old 32bit plugs by any chance?

Success on installation, which managed to install directly onto the secondary drive :slight_smile:
Are there any suggested system tweaks needed for windows 10 and Cubase, keeping in mind that this is purely a music production machine with occasional internet for updating.



For me no luck - more CPU compsumption and iLok2 not compatible with Windows 10. Rolled back to Windows 7 for now.

That’s unfortunate to hear. What system are you using there?

How did you activate it? Did you just enter your existing Windows 7 key?

I haven’t done any tweaks other than setting processor scheduling to favour background processes.

It was an upgrade thing from my current win7 installation so no mentioning of keys etc.
It looks modern…
It’s so boring reinstalling everything zzz. Someone tell me a joke, lol

Oh dear… I just tried to login to my windows 7 particion and its saying there’s a consistency issue with one of my drives…

Cancelled the checks and thankfully it’s working. I am using an app called EasyBCD which I saw on one of the forums as a useful logging between paticions app. Am unsure what the issue was, though seems it’s running as it should now… Just need to test another reboot

Don’t do that, that was an WinXP tweak, absolutely not something you should do in Win10.

This was always the recommendation for ASIO, as it’s a background process. When did that change? Explain please, providing references …

Good question

It changed when Vista arrived, it was only a a workaround for some audio devices under WinXP. As ASIO is not a background process.
Even Steinberg has corrected the knowledge base to reflect that.
Sadly many manufacturers of audio devices and DAW’s have not updated their FAQ’s in years, so it’s still out there.

iLok2 works fine with Windows 10 but the Win10 Fall Update requires the iLok software to be updated to their latest.