Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

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Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by grumpysnake » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:03 am

Hi everyone,

I know Mixcraft 9 has not yet been released but upon release would it support Windows 7? I am only curious as it seems Microsoft is dropping support for W7 sometime in January 2020. I would like to be able to hold on to 7 for as long as possible because everything running in the studio at the moment seems to be more stable on it imo however, I would still like the option to upgrade to the latest version of Mixcraft when it is released.

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Acoustica Greg » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:31 am

Hi,

We can't guarantee eternal support for Windows 7, but I think you should be fine with Mixcraft 9.

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by jlouvar » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:02 pm

FWIW: I recommend getting Windows 10 and start getting use too it now. :wink:
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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by trevlyns » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:20 pm

Even Microsoft doesn't guarantee updates for Win 7. You really should update and see what you've been missin' :mrgreen:
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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Mark Bliss » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Well.....

On one hand, if your hardware and drivers "like" Win7 you should have no reason to jump ship in the short term. Microsoft moves on.
If losing support meant a reduction in crap forced on me, I'd be all in.

On the other hand:
My attempt at a Win7 machine blew up in my face and never worked out. Wasnt Microsoft or Win7's fault. It was a faulty Dell machine and REALLY crappy customer service.
Out of frustration I went out and purchased an alternative machine with Win10. And while I wont sing praises for the OS, I made it work.
And didnt look back.

Progress.
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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by grumpysnake » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks for the replies guys, it seems Microsoft has sorted out most of the issues since I last looked into it from the sound of things.
The only issue is the deployment in the sense of turning off all the default crap that it seems to be on by default during first installation that may mess with Mixcraft. Since i'd say about 2016 I've mostly moved to Mac because work requires ProTools & Logic, however I'm not a fan of wine and bootcamp which is why I'm not making the complete switch to Apple so still sticking around with W7 until I can muster up the courage to make the switch to 10. I will have further investigation though as the replies make it tempting! 8)

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:38 am

Hi,

Windows 10 is fine. Don't worry about it. You might have to update your audio driver, or maybe you won't.

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by jlouvar » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:34 pm

FWIW: I liked W7 and resisted W10 too, expressly in the beginning when some software didn't work with W10 yet, so I waited... After waiting and talking with friends about a year or so ago I switched to W10. With that said: There were things I liked better about W7 (I.E. Familiarly, stereo mix, etc.), but W7 is near obsolete and W10 works well so I'm glad I switched to W10.
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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by mixyguy2 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:50 pm

jlouvar wrote:FWIW: I recommend getting Windows 10 and start getting use too it now. :wink:
I don't!
trevlyns wrote:Even Microsoft doesn't guarantee updates for Win 7. You really should update and see what you've been missin' :mrgreen:
No he shouldn't. :) Sorry not a fan of Win 10 for a variety of reasons. If you don't have to, "upgrading" to 10 is ill-advised IMO. In fact, I plan on buying a new laptop with 7 if possible.

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by jlouvar » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:41 pm

mixyguy2 wrote:In fact, I plan on buying a new laptop with 7 if possible.
Maybe checkout custom build computer stores.
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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by grumpysnake » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:30 am

Anyone use Windows 8.1? Is it any good? I have a copy that I never installed due to how bad Windows 8 was back in the day - the whole reason I went back to 7 :lol:

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Guaresneider » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:56 pm

Try installing Mixcraft 8 on a system that is running Windows '98 and your question will be answered ... Lol :wink:

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Acoustica Greg » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:22 pm

Hi,

Windows 10 is definitely better than Windows 8.

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Re: Will future versions of Mixcraft work on Win7?

Post by Mark Bliss » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:34 am

I never used W8, but the "industry reaction" and reputation was very telling.

Like I previously wrote- if W7 is working for you stay with it until there's a reason not to.

W10 is fine as far as Mixcraft working. The difficult thing for me is just.... change. Things are slightly different. Moved. Sometimes hidden, etc. It just takes me a while.
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