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Can I still get Cubase 6.5 and does it work with Windows XP?

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dblock
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1756 posts since 24 Feb, 2005

Postby dblock; Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:06 pm Can I still get Cubase 6.5 and does it work with Windows XP?

Had to get a refund on Cubase 7. Didn't realize it would work with Windows XP so
I was hoping to get the free Padshop that came with 6.5 but when you go to Steinberg it seems Cubase 7 is the only choice that I can see.
MickGael
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Postby MickGael; Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Alas, 6.5 is no longer available.
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ericj23
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Postby ericj23; Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:40 pm

I am sure I read about people installing cubase 7 successfully on xp. You need to use the appropriate msi file and have some libraries from microsoft installed.

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dblock
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Postby dblock; Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:47 pm

ericj23 wrote:I am sure I read about people installing cubase 7 successfully on xp. You need to use the appropriate msi file and have some libraries from microsoft installed.

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That would be a couple of hundred dollar gamble for me. Got my refund when the installer said I didn't have the needed version of windows. Besides, If Cubase doesn't actually say it'll work for Windows XP, I don't want to risk my projects to some potential issues when I call the back up later if it did work.
But thanks for the input.
dblock
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Postby dblock; Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:47 pm

MickGael wrote:Alas, 6.5 is no longer available.

Thanks Mick!
gravehill
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1039 posts since 20 Nov, 2004, from Seinäjoki, Finland

Postby gravehill; Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:18 pm

MickGael wrote:Alas, 6.5 is no longer available.


It is, sort of. You can get Cubase 7 license and use C6 (or any other version) with that. You can download Cubase 6 at ftp.steinberg.net and maybe start using C7 if you decide to update your Windows at some point.
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petersmizzx
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Postby petersmizzx; Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:20 am

From member 'Krisp' on the Steinberg forum:

To install Cubase 7 on WinXP:

1: Run the main installer to unpack all packages.
2: Locate Cubase7.msi
3: Use the msiexec command to extract files: msiexec /a Cubase7.msi
4: Install other packages manually

hth
ZINO
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744 posts since 21 Jan, 2006, from Athens, Greece

Postby ZINO; Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:36 am

gravehill wrote:
MickGael wrote:Alas, 6.5 is no longer available.


It is, sort of. You can get Cubase 7 license and use C6 (or any other version) with that. You can download Cubase 6 at ftp.steinberg.net and maybe start using C7 if you decide to update your Windows at some point.


This!

Also there is one for sale right now in Cubase forums
http://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopi ... 19&t=30995

as well as on e-bay, but the suggestion above is the best. Any Cubase licence can also run the previous versions.
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fmr
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2870 posts since 16 Mar, 2003, from Porto - Portugal

Postby fmr; Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:47 am

petersmizzx wrote:From member 'Krisp' on the Steinberg forum:

To install Cubase 7 on WinXP:

1: Run the main installer to unpack all packages.
2: Locate Cubase7.msi
3: Use the msiexec command to extract files: msiexec /a Cubase7.msi
4: Install other packages manually

hth

I tried that in Windows XP SP 3 (32-bit) and it didn't work. I used the downloaded upgrade installer. So, I guess there's something more to check.
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standalone
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Postby standalone; Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:13 am

Do you have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or .NET Framework 4 installed?
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fmr
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2870 posts since 16 Mar, 2003, from Porto - Portugal

Postby fmr; Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:20 pm

standalone wrote:Do you have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or .NET Framework 4 installed?

I have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Actually, I think they were already needed for Cubase 6.5. The MSI launches, but it also has a checker, and "refuses" to install, displaying a message that says it detected an unsupported operating system.
Maybe the user that managed to install it under XP used some earlier installer. But I read a report telling that it was XP x64. Mine is 32-bit
Fernando (FMR)
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:45 pm

Think I bought the last copy of the 4 to 6.5 upgrade available in the UK today.
Very expensive but at least I got it 8)
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Postby glokraw; Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:12 pm

dblock wrote:
MickGael wrote:Alas, 6.5 is no longer available.

Thanks Mick!

You can buy or make a case with a drive access door, and use different
sata drives to boot an extra OS or three. Secure the sata cables so you
don't have to fish for them. Gets around the windows install pratfalls.
Cheers
Compyfox
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11237 posts since 18 Oct, 2003, from Berlin, Germany

Postby Compyfox; Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:03 am

To answer the Q:
Cubase 6 and 6.5 works on XP. Though certain updates crapped on me (funnily, only on Win7 and not XP), so I had to extract the *.msi as well and install each package separately.


And I can also confirm the FTP thing. Get a C7 license, get an image of C6.x and continue using it on XP. Only if you want to shell out the funds however.

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