Ah thanks Steve.I.C, possibly whoever originally bought these various Cubase versions may have copied their own disks, kept that, along with their USB dongles/lisences & of course activation codes.
I gather from what you’re saying is that, IF you ALREADY have a legitimate license/activation code, it’s only THEN can you actually download the various Cubase install programs (?). And someone who does not currently have say, a certain version of Cubase cannot just go to Steinberg’s website & purchase any version of Cubase ‘less than’ Cubase 7, along with a license, activation code, dongle etc…
As a specific example of the above, say one has a Cubase legacy version VST 4 or 5, and they want to get the much newer Cubase but not current version of 4, 5, or even 6…I’m assuming that a legacy user cannot just go to Steinbergs site & purchase any of those newer/non current versions…THAT IS, unless you have Cubase 7.
And IF the above is all true, can a Cubase 7 owner go and download all previous Cubase versions? Version, 6, 5, 4, all the SX versions’s, all the VST version’s …Atari? And if THAT is so, I’m assuming that all licenses can be merged onto a single dongle (?)
Of course, I understand that if you want to run more than one version of Cubase, or even the same version of Cubase on two machines for whatever reason, you need to own 2 separate dongles/licenses… whatever THAT costs…?