Xandre wrote:Hello all,
My PC recently caught a virus and it's been sent to a computer megastore for virus removal. It's possible that they might have to backup my important data (namely, Cubase 5 .cpr project files), remove the currrent O.S. (Windows XP SP3) and install Windows 7 Professional 32 bit.
I was told I would have to reinstall Cubase 5 once the new O.S. was installed. My main question is, how will this affect my existing projects? Also, will I have any issues with my USB e-Licenser? (I have Cubase 5 and Arturia V Collection 3 stored on my USB e-Licenser).
Finally, is there anything else I should be aware of during this virus removal and backup process?
Firstly, forget Windows 32bit. You should install 64bit. You can still use 32bit versions of things, but it will give you a modicum of future proofing.
You should still be able to open existing projects without problems, as long as you have the same plugs installed. There should be no problem with the eLicenser, as long as you are using a version that is designed to work on Windows 7.