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    Hey all, I'm (clearly) new here so apologies if I get some super vague formatting stuff wrong but I'm looking to transfer a recording software (Cubase 7) to another computer and was wondering if this is possible by using a USB? For instance, taking everything installed on a previous P.C, transferring it onto a USB and then putting that USB into my new computer to use it. Thanks!

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    I agree - just download it and swap the dongle over. Finding where Cubase sticks everything is never that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whome View Post
    For sure you can move it via USB and reinstall it.
    You should be able to transfer any files you had created if you put them in the same folders on the new PC.

    It might be possible to move the installed version but I think that would be more likely impossible.
    The problem is getting the opsys to know it is installed.

    Why not just DL a new copy and install it ?
    I have a friend who wants to record and i'm no longer using it so I figured I could just let them get the software through me rather than them having to buy it

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    I did not think you could move an installed program from a PC and run it on another? If that were possible why would crackers go to all that trouble?

    How did you get Cubase in the first place Zinn'? If you have a disc your friend should be able to install from that and then you give them the dongle. If it came from a download, find the download and stick that on a thumb drive or it might be better to burn a CD?

    Note, if you cannot do this and buying Cubase is the only option, don't. Unless mate is well versed with Cubase and loves it, buy Reaper.

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    I got Cubase a while ago as it came with my Scarlet 212 usb audio interface i'd assume crackers (love that term btw haha) do what they do cos they can't go handing out USB's to ppl, they do it to get people to come to their websites for ad money. Could be wrong though.

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    what's a dongle? ^-^

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    Let's keep the racism to a minimum, chaps!

    Do you know the exact version of cubase that you have, Zinnydin?
    If it came with your interface I guess it's going to be a light version that doesn't require a dongle.

    If you still have the disc you can probably just hand that to your friend and job done but hopefully someone can speak from experience on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    Let's keep the racism to a minimum, chaps!

    Do you know the exact version of cubase that you have, Zinnydin?
    If it came with your interface I guess it's going to be a light version that doesn't require a dongle.

    If you still have the disc you can probably just hand that to your friend and job done but hopefully someone can speak from experience on that.
    I bought a S/H tASY 144 from cash gens and it came with an sealed Cubase CD. I installed it no problem on two desktops in our "stoodio" (tiny bedroom) and later this i3 laptop. Only when I tried a fourth go on a computer I cobbled together for my living room did Stenberg cough and give me hassle. I persevered however and eventually got a fourth go!
    But, we, son and I never got on with it, much preferred Samplitude and son only used Cubase for the very low latency it gave him for piano work from a MIDI kbd driving a 2496 card.

    Of course, if anyone really likes Cubase best to buy a version with a dongle*. Then you can put it on as many machines as you like since you can only run the one with the dongle in it.

    *Small USB device that unlocks software. I did not know that either 12 years ago! A mate gave me a crack of Cubase (before all the above and I was on 98SE then!) It would run and then say "I do not have a dongle"! Son and I were totally banjaxed and never did get it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whome View Post
    An annoying device you stick in a USB port so sellers can keep you from using your software easily.

    They often phone home at the worst times to screw up a recording.
    They don't work at all without an internet connection which you should have turned off for security when you use your pc for audio and have stopped all the troublesome security software you need when on line.

    NEVER buy any program that has a dongle or requires a generic type dongle to authorise your use.

    You can find better, often cheaper, programs to use that will be easier and have fewer problems than one with a dongle.
    I did not think you HAD to be online all the time with a dongle? I have only ever had one on Cbase Essential 6 and did not use it that much anyway as I said but it was in intermittant use for a couple of years and never gave us any bother.

    I did fire up E6 a few month ago and was told the dongle prog' needed updating. Did that and after a re boot all was tickerty.

    Cubase is probably the most common "pro" DAW after PTools and I cannot see many professionals buying something that needs their stonking, Deep Thought but delicate computers in the web ALL the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Cubase is probably the most common "pro" DAW after PTools and I cannot see many professionals buying something that needs their stonking, Deep Thought but delicate computers in the web ALL the time?
    You're right. Protools dongle (ilok) doesn't "phone" anyone.
    No internet required, beyond the initial set up.

    To be honest, I don't think cubase dongles require internet either. @jimmy69 ?

    The only dongles I ever heard of throwing a hissy-fit mid session were emulated.
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