Does Sony Vegas Pro 13 work with Windows 10?

MadMaverick wrote on 12/10/2015, 2:07 AM
I found a thread on here asking the same thing, but couldn't seem to find a clear answer. It sounds like some people are having trouble with this.

I'm thinking of getting a new computer with Windows 10, and want to make sure before I make a hefty purchase. There's some new computers for sell that have Windows 8, so I wonder if I should use that instead?


ushere wrote on 12/10/2015, 2:45 AM
working fine here on pc and laptop.
Jamon wrote on 12/10/2015, 4:03 AM
It's the first post on this forum. It's entitled, "Windows 10". :)
Yes, it works. Vegas Pro 12 works too, and I imagine most previous versions.
Vegas doesn't use the new Universal Windows Platform, but Windows 10 is backwards compatible with most software.
Dexcon wrote on 12/10/2015, 4:42 AM
I did the upgrade from W8.1 to W10 back in August or September - there's been no difference as far as I've experienced between VP13 - or VP12 - on W10 to W8.1.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

Installed: Vegas Pro 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, DaVinci Resolve Studio 18.5, BCC 2023.5, Mocha Pro 2023, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Neat NR, DVD Architect 6.0, MAGIX Travel Maps, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 11, iZotope RX10 Advanced and many other iZ plugins, Vegasaur 4.0

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D: drive: 2TB Samsung 870 SATA SSD (used for editing current projects)

F: drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E drive: 2TB Barracuda 5400 rpm HDD 2.5"

Dell Ultrasharp 32" 4K Color Calibrated Monitor

Kit wrote on 12/10/2015, 8:03 AM
Any particular reason for going with Windows 10? It's really tough to stop it auto-updating and it sends shed loads of personal data to Microsoft. I do have a couple of Windows 10 tablets but wouldn't dream of using it for my main working machine. Windows 7 is just fine.
Former user wrote on 12/10/2015, 8:12 AM
Windows 10 boots much faster and runs faster in my opinion than Windows 7 which I still have on another computer.

Former user wrote on 12/10/2015, 9:03 AM
Slightly veering off the OP topic: How does VP12 work with Windows 10? My current Windows 7 Pro system has really been bugging me about upgrading to 10...
Former user wrote on 12/10/2015, 9:41 AM
I am using 12 with Win 10 just fine.
Streamworks Audio wrote on 12/10/2015, 1:03 PM
Vegas 13 (latest build) and Windows 10 here. No issues with the OS. Any issues I might have are independent of the OS and could also happen on Windows 8.
Jamon wrote on 12/10/2015, 3:11 PM
Windows 10 has some advantages over 7. I particularly like the virtual desktops, so I can hit Ctrl+Super+Arrow to switch between workspaces dedicated to different tasks. The snapping is also nice with Super+Arrow, and in the latest update you can resize the snapped side-by-side windows seamlessly with them staying snapped.

The privacy concerns are a little overblown. When you disable everything and don't use Cortana or Microsoft online accounts, I think it's mostly just the telemetry data that is sent. You can limit that, and from what I can tell it doesn't upload anything personal, it's just for Microsoft's statistics to help them understand things better.

Updates are important for patching security vulnerabilities, but in the Professional version I see Group Policy settings to delay or disable them.
VidMus wrote on 12/10/2015, 3:19 PM
I just went back to Windows 7 again. Windows 10 was briefly working fine until the thing one clicks on to remove a USB device kept being hid and the message telling me that it is safe to remove the device no longer showed.

Also, some other flaky problems. I upgraded from Windows 7 and maybe there was a problem doing so. Anyway, I will wait a while for 10.1 or later and try it again.

I tried the restore previous operating system method and while it worked, it did not work very well. Too many Windows 10 settings were still there. So I used my cloned-to backup and it was if I had never upgraded to Windows 10.

I would do a clean install if I could ever find a way to keep ALL of my nifty Vegas settings without having to buy something to do it. I wish SCS would include a complete ability to do this with the next build. Now that would be genuinely useful!

If you buy a good system with Windows 10 pre-installed then you should not have any of the problems I was having.

Former user wrote on 12/10/2015, 4:10 PM
My Win 10 never shows the device removal either, I just click to remove it and then remove it. have not a problem or warning yet.
VidMus wrote on 12/10/2015, 6:12 PM

I do not want to take a chance with my important data. Windows 10 needs a bit more work done on it before I go back to it again.
PeterDuke wrote on 12/10/2015, 6:21 PM
I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10 because it was free and because it was the future. So far I have seen no benefits. It is not noticeably faster or slower.

Most installed programs (now call Apps!) seem to be intact. I had Vegas 8 to 13 installed. All versions seem to function. At first Vegas 8 hung on startup at "Installing DirectX plugins", so I uninstalled and reinstalled and now its seems OK.

BTW, to uninstall a program, you now click on the resurrected start button (Windows icon in bottom left corner) and then select Settings>System>Apps & Features. The installed "Apps" will eventually appear sorted by size as the default (Why?). Then select sort by name.

I upgraded using the Media Creation Tool and also used it to download the Windows 10 image file. I then used Belac Advisor to tell me my new Win 10 Keycode, and was able to install the image using it. Make sure that you download the correct version of Windows (non-Pro versus Pro, for instance) or else the key won't work. I think the same key works for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions, however.

I may go back to Win 7 until there is a compelling reason to upgrade, but I now have a free installable version of Win 10 for when I need it. I read somewhere that it would be authorized for my computer configuration and therefore would not work on any other computer.
PeterDuke wrote on 12/10/2015, 6:25 PM
The remove device icon shows and works for me in Win 10. If it didn't show I would play safe and shut down Windows before unplugging. I had some drama once before about this. Once bitten, twice shy.
Former user wrote on 12/10/2015, 7:45 PM
Peter, you can also right click on start and go to Control Panel to get the familiar Win7 controls.
PeterDuke wrote on 12/10/2015, 8:54 PM

Why is nothing obvious these days?

I had to install Win 8 on my other computer to upgrade it to Win 10. While it was still 8, I couldn't see how to shut it down. I had to ask Google.
deusx wrote on 12/11/2015, 1:10 AM
>>>>> It's really tough to stop it auto-updating and it sends shed loads of personal data to Microsoft<<<

I press FN+F11 on my laptop, wireless adapter disabled and good luck with updating or sending anything to Microsoft.

Your workstation shouldn't be used for internet browsing anyway.
Gabonviper wrote on 2/5/2016, 1:28 AM
What about Pro13 + Win10 and NewTitler Pro3, Mercalli V4, & NewBlue plugins?
What about certain graphic cards such as my gtx580?

Any issues?

Better safe than sorry...
VidMus wrote on 2/5/2016, 12:53 PM
@ Gabonviper,

I originally upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to Windows 10 pro taking advantage of the free-bee from Microsoft. While everything worked, there was a bit of flakiness in my system. After a while, I went back to Windows 7.

Later on one of my memory sticks went bad and messed things up big time. Data in equals something else out. So for a while I was running on 8 gig instead of 16 gig. My motherboard was getting flaky as well. The BIOS worked when it felt like it. So sometimes boot and sometimes no boot. I finally replaced the memory which helped a lot but the system was still questionable when it came to booting and reliability.

So I just finished installing a new CPU on a new motherboard and installing Windows 10 Pro. I used the full version of Windows 10 Pro to avoid the limitations of the OEM version. What a pain it is to re-install everything but with some planning, I got it all done. And it is much better this time.

Thank goodness for Vegasaur to back-up my special settings and all! It did not preserve my layouts but it kept everything else.

I was getting close to my 4 year new system build time anyway.

In the past, my experience with upgrading from one operating system to another has always given me a somewhat flaky system to work with. Things never seem to work like they are supposed to and are not as reliable as I want. So a clean install is the best way to go to a new operating system. Even if my old hardware was not flaky, from experience, the upgrade probably would have been flaky as well.

If anything does not work, I have not found it yet. I will post my new system specs later on.
Kit wrote on 2/5/2016, 6:26 PM
Windows 10 boots much faster because it is not really off. It's an illusion. Really switch it off and it is as slow or slower than Windows 7 to get back to a working state again. This deep sleep mode would be OK if it worked probably.. It's already drained two tablets of their batteries - Some apps suck up juice even when Windows is supposed to be off. It's imperative to keep Windows 10 machines that are off connected to a power supply. Not a problem with a main machine I suppose but since I like my machines to be really off when they are supposed to be off I don't see power management as I reason for upgrading to 10.
OldSmoke wrote on 2/5/2016, 6:30 PM
You can switch off a Win10 machine the same way as a Win7 machine, no difference at all. However, Win10 does have a snappier feel and it's stable too. It feels much more like a Win7 upgrade that has bypassed the whole Win8/8.1 disaster.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

Kit wrote on 2/5/2016, 6:38 PM
Yes, and what happens next time you want to update it? Browsing has little to do with it. Unless you disable Cortina and other settings Microsoft will grab offline use as well. Following your logic you shouldn't be using an operating system that is sold as a service on your workstation. Microsoft are seeking to change their revenue modal and their new idea involves advertising and abusing personal data. I understand there is a version with reduced tracking and the possibility to delay updates and it costs somewhere in the region of $500. I'll be looking at switching to Linux on my main machine before I put Windows 10 on it.
OldSmoke wrote on 2/5/2016, 7:02 PM
Neither of my machines has Cortana enabled. You can take control of what Win10 does as much as Win7.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

Former user wrote on 2/5/2016, 7:16 PM
I use Windows 10 on desktops and believe, they switch off because I turn them off. and they boot much faster than any previous Windows versions.