Vegas 11 reinstall per sony advice

Rockdakasbaum wrote on 1/4/2012, 3:15 PM
I e-mailed sony support right after installing 11 early December and, just like many others,I was having problems. Just the other day I heard back from Sony and their advice was to log off of my administrator account, create a new one and reinstall vegas thereby forcing the registry to update. I took their advice but now none of my plugins are working (New Blue, etc.). Is their a better way to achieve this?
Mike K


NicolSD wrote on 1/5/2012, 12:36 PM
The best way I know is to do a system restore to a previous date. The instructions I am giving to you apply to Win7. But it should be similar with most versions of windows.

1- Start the ControlPanel
2- Click on System
3- On the left side, click on System Protection
4- In the Dialog box, you will find a button called System Restore. Click on it.

From there, just follow the instructions and pick a time and date when you know everything was working satisfatorily.
diverG wrote on 1/6/2012, 10:51 AM
Well it differs from the instruction found under support-> knowledgebase.

In the past I used the method above.

Sys 1 Gig Z370-HD3, i7 8086K @ 5.0 Ghz 16gb ram, 250gb SSD, 2x2Tb hd,  GTX 4060 8Gb, BMIP4k video out. (PS 750W); Vegas 18 & 19 plus Edius 8WG DVResolve18 Studio. Win 10 Pro (22H2) Bld 19045.2311

Sys 2 Gig Z170-HD3, i7 6700K @ 3.8Ghz 16gb ram, 250gb SSD, 2x2Tb, hdd GTX 1060 6Gb, BMIP4k video out. (PS 650W) Vegas 18 plus Edius 8WG DVResolve18 Studio Win 10 Pro (22H2) Bld 19045.2311

Sys 3 Laptop 'Clevo' i7 6700K @ 3.0ghz, 16gb ram, 250gb SSd + 2Tb hdd,   nvidia 940 M graphics. VP17, Plus Edius 8WG Win 10 Pro (20H2) Resolve18


TheRhino wrote on 1/6/2012, 1:06 PM
This is how we handle Sony updates (and driver/other software updates)... We make a backup image of the OS disk at the end of every install step. This way we do not have to do an entire OS install to fix something a new driver or Vegas update messes up... We also keep a written record of what was installed at each step.

1) Initial OS install
2) OS with updated drivers & Windows updates we want to use
3) After install of Vegas version we want to use
4) After install of 3rd party codecs we use
5) After install of any other programs.
6) (new) re-install blackmagic decklink drivers (seems to help with render to black issue...)

All stock video footage, music, etc. are kept on a 2nd internal hard drive. All customer files are kept on a RAID10 drive, a hot swap drive, and a remote server.

These OS images are kept on a hot swap drive and backed-up onto our offsite server. With SSD drives, it only takes about 15 minutes to restore to any of these points. However, we do backup the last condition of the OS drive before we restore, so maybe 30 minutes max before we are up & running at an earlier restore point...

Our OS drive, mainboard, RAID, or etc. could fail and we would be back up & running within 30 minutes on another workstation. Failure was more prone 3+ years ago. Our Intel I7 1366 w/ ASUS P6T6 workstation main boards have been rock-steady for the past 2 years.

The ONLY problem we still encounter is Vegas' tendency to occasionally replace footage with the incorrect footage or to render to black. These cause us to double-check all outgoing footage even if we just need to do a quick re-render after a small change. Although a grave problem to have to deal with, still better than the problems we encounter with FCP X or Premiere Pro. We plan to stick with Vegas but really hope a Vegas 11 update fixes these serious problems...

One big note to consider is that we do not connect these systems to the Internet and we do not use them for anything else but video editing / photo editing. With no automated driver updates, etc. we do not have to fear turning-on the system to find an automated updated made an unexpected change.

Workstation C with $600 USD of upgrades in April, 2021
--$360 11700K @ 5.0ghz
--$200 ASRock W480 Creator (onboard 10G net, TB3, etc.)
Borrowed from my 9900K until prices drop:
--32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3200 ($100 on Black Friday...)
Reused from same Tower Case that housed the Xeon:
--Used VEGA 56 GPU ($200 on eBay before mining craze...)
--Noctua Cooler, 750W PSU, OS SSD, LSI RAID Controller, SATAs, etc.

Performs VERY close to my overclocked 9900K (below), but at stock settings with no tweaking...

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000 (added another 32GB later...)
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 4.9 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 32TB RAID0--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID card with backups elsewhere

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & Qnap QSW-M408-2C 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS with (6) 14TB WD RED
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A & B are the 2 remaining 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

$999 Walmart Evoo 17 Laptop with I7-9750H 6-core CPU, RTX 2060, (2) M.2 bays & (1) SSD bay...

jetdv wrote on 1/6/2012, 1:54 PM
Did you try reinstalling the 3rd party plugins under the new user?
Liam_Vegas wrote on 1/9/2012, 3:36 PM
What software do you use for your OS Image backup?

SamAt wrote on 1/10/2012, 5:17 PM
I used Acronis True Image and it's always been reliable. But other backup programs work fine too. And as has been pointed out, using Windows System restore is a good option if you have a restore point available.