Vegas Pro 18 eternal unending requests for registration

Michael-Lyda wrote on 4/6/2023, 5:25 PM

I upgraded from Vegas Pro version 12 to 18. After registering and using version 18 a few months, I had to start registering again every time I open Vegas Pro; each time I get wonderful notifications that a new version is available. I probably re-registered over 300 maybe closer to 3000 times. I would like to use the software I purchased and registered without having to go through this every time. I have no desire to ever upgrade if this cannot be fixed; I'd rather just go back to version 12 instead. It's important for security reasons and system maintenance reasons to keep my Windows editing computer offline. I don't need Windows updates to break my system if it's working properly. Registering requires connecting to the internet each time. Please advise.


vkmast wrote on 4/6/2023, 5:47 PM

Please see if this thread helps:

Michael-Lyda wrote on 4/7/2023, 1:11 AM

Program reinstall did the trick. Problem solved. Thank you kindly.

OliverNorwellHardy wrote on 5/23/2023, 10:21 AM

I thought about reinstalling but am a bit wary that I will lose all my preferences, templates, etc.

Michael-Lyda wrote on 5/25/2023, 3:34 PM

I thought about reinstalling but am a bit wary that I will lose all my preferences, templates, etc.

When I reinstalled Vegas Pro I didn't delete any Vegas project files / templates. Those project files all worked the same as before the reinstall.

Also, since Vegas Pro is Microsoft (disaster) Windows based software, something necessary (more than useful) is creating a Windows recovery drive AND a backup Windows system image, a feature from Windows 7 that still worked on Windows 10. I got it to work on Win11, but am now not seeing it, BUT I'm pleased to say there's another way to do this with Clonezilla (Linux to the rescue). Clonezilla can look slightly confusing at first, but it's always worked for me AND .. there's one more option yet and that is (after powering off Windows computer) pull out the system hard drive and use a dual hard drive bay to physically clone the system hard drive to a 2nd hard drive.

If the Vegas reinstall gives you any problems or any severe Windows system breakdown occurs (like Windows updates), then you at least have a backup to restore from. I use Windows for no reason except for Vegas Pro video editing AND I AVOID CONNECTING MICROSOFT WINDOWS ONLINE unless absolutely necessary (I was advised when I first started using Vegas Pro to not use the same computer to go online .. that's been good advice). I always use Linux to go online, so Micro$oft "Updates" can't mess up my video editing system. For more Linux info maybe search "HelpWithIT" + "info".

RogerS wrote on 5/25/2023, 7:24 PM

Reinstall doesn't even touch preferences and settings, only a reset does that.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with 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 (driver, dual internal SSD (256GB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

Vegas 19.648
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