Windows 8 and Cubase 5

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Windows 8 and Cubase 5

Postby ConorS79 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:07 pm


Microsoft are allowing you to upgrade to windows 8 for £25. It available until 31st January.
I have a machine with Vista home on it, i7 processor and 9gb of RAM.
Anyway, i'm having problems with Vista. When i tell it to shutdown, it takes about 10 minutes to shutdown.
I'm thinking up upgrading to Windows 8.

Does Cubase 5 work on Windows 8 ok? Does anyone here have Cubase 5 running on Windows 8?
I notice Windows 8 has a metro interface. Can this be switched to a desktop interface easy enough?
What are the implications of me moving to windows 8?
Do i need to re-install all of cubase 5 from scratch?

Vista is a disaster. I'm sure Windows 8 is much better. Even if it takes me a week or so to get use to its interface.

Let me know your thoughts..

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Re: Windows 8 and Cubase 5

Postby Strophoid » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:55 pm

I think Cubase 5 works fine in Windows 8, but don't take my word for it :).
The desktop is not hard to get to in Windows 8.

The easiest way to describe metro is it's a fullscreen startmenu, where the desktop is accessible through one of the buttons.

I'm not sure you can upgrade Vista to 8 without a reformat, but even if you could I would advise you to format your drive and install windows 8 from scratch, seeing as your vista install isn't really stable anymore. An automatic upgrade would try to transfer as many settings and files as possible so there is a possibility it won't even solve your problem.
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Re: Windows 8 and Cubase 5

Postby ConorS79 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Thanks, i'll try that.
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