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Old 05-30-2006, 11:08 AM
msenger69 msenger69 is offline
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Default Reformat Windows Platform

I have a question about re-installing Windows. I currently have XP running Pro Tools 7.0 on a Dell without any problems. I recently purchased Kontakt 2 and loaded/registered it. Runs fine as stand alone, but when I open Pro Tools (and sometimes as a RTAS plug-in) I get an error that says system configuration or system ID has changed and that I must re-register Kontakt. I called NI and they said this was probably an error with my software and that I should reformat my platform. They said professional studios do this ~ 2 times a year. Is this true? If so, how do I do it without losing everything? Also, anyone had this problem with Kontakt? Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:12 PM
Riad Riad is offline
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Default Re: Reformat Windows Platform

That's ridiculous.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:59 PM
31Hz 31Hz is offline
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Default Re: Reformat Windows Platform

hi, as a long time NI user **and** hater, i've experienced more frustration w/ their licensing, support, and updates (and major bugs) than any software i've experienced. and i've paid *much* more for it too. i'm quite impressed you got support.

that aside, i'm sure you covered these things w/ NI...
1. did you add or remove a hard drive (even if it's the same one)
if so you'll have to cancel your user auth and re-reg. this is a major pain if you're travelling overseas/etc and remove your harddrives to ship gear, but that's their protection

2. do you have the latest updates? they've moved to 2.1 now.

if you haven't used all your authorizaiton and you don't have to go through the 3 hour long process of re-auth the komplete bundle etc, you might consider cancelling your auth, unplugging your sys drive ide cable and plugging back in and re-auth again for your system. usually that will give you a clean slate as your sys id/config will change, but don't do it if you've got a gig 2mrw as you'll have to call NI to clean your auth if something weird happens (easy way around is to add another/different 2ndary drive to your syst).

hope this is helpful for you.


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