Computer Upgrade -- Seeking Knowledge from Experienced Users

IAM4UK wrote on 6/22/2021, 12:05 PM

I am considering upgrading my CPU from Core i7-6850K to Core i9-11900K and upgrading the motherboard to accommodate that.

I will keep my DDR4 memory and disk drives, including the System drive with Windows 10 x64 Pro 21H1, and current programs (including, of course, VEGAS Pro 18) installed on it.

Question: Should I expect this to go smoothly, or be fraught with unexpected things in the way of completing the upgrade? I have the 25-character Product Key for this Windows 10 installation, so I expect I should be able to re-activate the existing installation that MS will de-activate when the CPU changes. Am I wrong about that expectation?

Any experience you can share regarding this potential upgrade will be appreciated...

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vkmast wrote on 6/22/2021, 12:23 PM

From the FAQ section 9: "How many computers can I use VEGAS Pro on?
You can use VEGAS Pro (14.0 and later) simultaneously on 2 devices. There are 2 ways to deactivate a device so you can activate a different one:

Visit your MAGIX account > My Products > Show More Details > Deactivate. This option can be used only once a month.

From the VEGAS Pro Help menu choose Deactivate the Software on this PC. This option can be used as often as you wish. An internet connection is required."

 

IAM4UK wrote on 6/22/2021, 12:29 PM

From the FAQ section 9: "How many computers can I use VEGAS Pro on?
You can use VEGAS Pro (14.0 and later) simultaneously on 2 devices. There are 2 ways to deactivate a device so you can activate a different one:

Visit your MAGIX account > My Products > Show More Details > Deactivate. This option can be used only once a month.

From the VEGAS Pro Help menu choose Deactivate the Software on this PC. This option can be used as often as you wish. An internet connection is required."

 

Thank you. Since I won't uninstall or re-install VEGAS Pro in this hardware upgrade, I have not been concerned about deactivating and reactivating VEGAS. Am I naive to think the same installation on the same System hard drive will withstand a CPU/Mobo upgrade? I realize Microsoft ties its "Windows 10 service" to the mobo and must be reactivated, but does Magix do the same?

RogerS wrote on 6/24/2021, 2:09 AM

Vegas may not notice the change in hardware. If it does you can manually deactivate it from within the program or account and then reactivate.

I'd reset Vegas so that it reinitializes and properly configures itself for your new hardware. Hold control/shift and double-click to start Vegas to reset.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017) 32GB ram, NVIDIA 1050 (4GB) with latest studio driver, Intel i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 iGPU (latest available driver), dual internal SSD (1TB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

VEGAS Pro 19.651
VEGAS Pro 20.411
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