yeah, that is an annoyance, and one perhaps they will patch out someday, but considering the limited user base this affects, and the fact that you can still use Vegas the way you want aside from that annoyance, I wouldn't rely on it.
Well , it only started doing this non-stop since VP 16 build 424 and VP17 . Our nice Gary Rebholz explained it also happened occasionally in earlier versions and was therefore very difficult to solve ( which I can understand as a software developer ) . Since it now happens all the time ( just open those versions , do nothing and close those versions is enough ) , it should be way easier to track down the cause . I also read in one of the other posts same happens , but very occasionally , in windows 10 . Solved for win7 will also benefit the win10 , is my opinion , before it starts doing same non-stop in win 10. Well ...
It does not happen for me in any Vegas Pro version if there is no media used in a project. It happend to me in Vegas Pro 15 and 16 if a certain kind of media was used in a project while most other kind of media worked fine. And in Vegas Pro 17 the issue is completely solved for me. Talking about Windows 10 here, though.
This extremely annoying 'feature' occurs on my Windows7 setup in both VP16 & 17. In fact, if I don't go into the 'processes' tab to manually kill it, it will not boot a second time...it hangs. Sure would appreciate some sort of fix for this other than 'Upgrade to Windows10' as that is not an option for many of us.
@Kinvermark : the point here is that it also happens on win10 but only under certain circumstances and that it is a long time very occasionally issue which now might be able to be solved and thanks to the non-stop win7 happenings . They might now be able to solve it , before it also happens non-stop in win 10 and make all of us happy . And by the way , Avid Media Composer 2019.7 , is still fully supporting win7 pro . Am running it here flawlessly 😉
Cleaning the C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VEGAS Pro\16.0 folder causes the process to freeze vegas.exe. In particular, the removal of files with the extension .bin. Maybe this is the problem Vegas pro 16 build 424, Win7?
"As a point of reference", I really don't care what the other NLE developers do, I only use Vegas Pro and have since version 3.0. Now there are a multitude of reasons, the hundreds of software programs I have installed and that function properly for one, that some of us do not particularly want to move to Windows10. We shouldn't be 'bullied' into a purchase that we don't need at this time. Some comments seem to portray Win7 holdouts as being just plain stubborn but in many cases it is more than that.
OK, but perhaps the developers also "shouldn't be bullied" into having to support antiquated unsupported operating systems with few users. Their choice of course, not ours, but it does take time/money away from other things they could be doing. IMO it's not a reasonable expectation. You clearly think the opposite.
Previous builds of V16 are working good in Win7 but after an update of the recent builds to the current one which is b424, this rogue process came. Then, right in front of the minor user base experiencing these, people say "oh your using an ancient OS, so that's your problem not ours, cause we're ok, just moved on". IMHO updates/patches should repair/fixed/refine something from previous builds because that is the purpose of it, not to cause a problem instead & if it is, then let the 'minor users' handle it themselves. Unsupported softwares are declared when they reach their EOL, still 2019 & Win7 is still there until we reach 2020. I don't want to argue here, I'm just stating a fact here my friends.