Except that it seems the OP is drugged up, I find little user experience in the OP that can apply to others.
"I opened the Waves license center in a spooky way" ??
What on earth is he on about?
skitchy wrote:In the dead of night, I dared to fiendishly auto-update Windows 7 x64.
Today, in a fit of madness, I clicked the shortcut to unleash Cubase upon myself, when I was greeted with the following unholy statement :
"There are no Waves licenses on this computer"
It seemed as though the Waves licenses had escaped and were perhaps running rampant through the unsuspecting back lanes of Cornwall - possibly eating peoples flesh, or brains, or something ...
I knew I had to act fast, so I opened Waves License Centre (in a spooky way) and there it was before me ...
my computer ... was no longer attached to my computer.
As the waves licenses had fled, they must have caused part of my computer to develop a split personality. My computer now appeared in BOTH the attached devices AND the unattached devices simultaneously, but with different names!
Dun dun daaaaaaaaa.
It turned out that the waves licenses existed only in the mind of the unattached personality.
So long story short, I had to recover the licenses and put them on an old USB stick (of doooooom). Another hour of creative time wasted on fixing pointless copy protection that helps nobody. I now have to hope it doesn't happen again for at least a year or I'm completely fu....
Selected Bambi Works part II: How to skate away on the thin ice of a new day