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Windows Update

Postby GRAHAM99 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:19 am

I have not had any Windows update on my PC since July 2013!!!
I want to try some Waves plug ins but the Waves Central software says a file is missing.
I think this is because my Windows is out of date.
I use Cockos Reaper with UAD plug ins.
Would it be ok just to change the Windows setting to allow automatic updates?
I suppose this will take ages?
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Never had any issues thus far...
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Re: Windows Update

Postby scw » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:26 pm

I have run the updates since Windows 7 was installed. No issues and I would recommend that you keep it up to date especially from security point of view. I run Waves with Cubase and works fine on my system
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Re: Windows Update

Postby desmond » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:31 pm

You're running a Window machine on the Internet and haven't installed any security updates for five years?!

Blimey, that's... brave... :headbang:
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Re: Windows Update

Postby blinddrew » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:38 pm

Pretty certain it will be fine but...
1) it will probably take a long time and require several restarts throughout the weekend.
2) You may need to reactivate some plug-ins afterwards as the update process might trick the software into thinking you're on a new machine.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby GRAHAM99 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:14 pm

Thanks for that.
The file that was missing is:
api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

Can I just download this or something?
I got the same error message with some Izotope software.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby Agharta » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:46 pm

I found in recent years that Windows 7 can take ages to update to the point where it has to be left on overnight.
Also there is an official MS tool for debugging Update problems so you might want to run that prior to leaving it on overnight.
My experience relates to 2016/17 and earlier so not sure if things have improved.
There are also some large updates that you can manually download which saves time but as your machine hasn't been updated for years I'd hesitate in suggesting you look into that.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby CS70 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:26 pm

GRAHAM99 wrote:Thanks for that.
The file that was missing is:
api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

Can I just download this or something?
I got the same error message with some Izotope software.

You can. it's a C++ redistributable, so you should be able to find and download it online.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby ef37a » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:43 am

GRAHAM99 wrote:Thanks for that.
The file that was missing is:
api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

Can I just download this or something?
I got the same error message with some Izotope software.

Oh! &%$$*!! DLL files! Used to get this mind destroying game with XP. I would find a program would not run because of a missing DLL file but could never find any way to get hold of them.

I worked at that time with some very clever graduate IT people but when it came to audio/music computing they did not have a Scooby!

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Re: Windows Update

Postby Pete Kaine » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 am

Two links pulled from Google, seems to back up other thoughts here.

https://github.com/cmderdev/cmder/issues/501

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/332 ... ffice-file

My only concern with just downloading the one file is if it is then going to request something else once you've installed it as a dependency. Can but try in this instance, probably worth setting a restore point for safety.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby James Perrett » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:56 pm

A quick search brought up the advice from Adobe to go to

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226

which should install the official Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows from Microsoft.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby GRAHAM99 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks for all the advice.
Not sure if I should just download the file needed or bring my Windows up to date via Windows updates!!!
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Re: Windows Update

Postby scw » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:35 pm

Update!
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Re: Windows Update

Postby CS70 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:58 pm

GRAHAM99 wrote:Thanks for all the advice.
Not sure if I should just download the file needed or bring my Windows up to date via Windows updates!!!

Well, it costs nothing to try.

Save the old dll if it exists (just rename it with some ".OLD" extension), then copy the new one anywhere in path (if you don't know, just open "cmd" and write "path" and the system will tell you the places where it goes looking for the dlls). Then restart windows and try to run your plugin.

It's a C++ redist so it's not gonna affect the operating system. Worst case, it'll tell you that something else is missing.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby GRAHAM99 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:17 pm

Did the Windows update, all went well.
Still had to download the other file.
All ok now all the Waves stuff is fine!!!
Thanks for all the help.
Good to be up to date!!
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Re: Windows Update

Postby scw » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Good on you! Keep up to date for security online. Glad it went smoothly.
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Re: Windows Update

Postby OneWorld » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 pm

ef37a wrote:
I worked at that time with some very clever graduate IT people but when it came to audio/music computing they did not have a Scooby!

Dave.

YOu can get a BSc in Computer Science without being that clever, it all depends on what course they did and what uni they went to, some unis dish degrees out like bus tickets, even the work's cat has a degree. Some I.T degrees are nothing but glorified MS Office courses.

But even a well informed IT specialist might not have the specific knowledge as regards the special demands of music production.

A brain surgeon will be a doctor, and a heart surgeon will be a doctor too, but that doesn't mean they both have the especial knowledge to do each others' work
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Re: Windows Update

Postby garrettendi » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:55 pm

OneWorld wrote:YOu can get a BSc in Computer Science without being that clever

I can confirm this :headbang:
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