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    Exclamation Re-registering of GS 3.12 after System restore

    Hello,
    we're using Gigastudio 3.12 on a clean XP machine for live performance. For security reasons we have(!) to make backups of the whole machine when changing something (new devices, new plugins aso.) For Backups we use Powerquest Partition magic 7.0 for XP.

    Question: Whenever we do a system restore we have to re-register Gigastudio. In a live performance situation this is NOT possible, Gigastudio is not starting. Please help us with advice on how to do a system restore without re-registering.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Re-registering of GS 3.12 after System restore

    Create a restore point after you've registered the program. jc

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    Re: Re-registering of GS 3.12 after System restore

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoitabuam
    Hello,
    we're using Gigastudio 3.12 on a clean XP machine for live performance. For security reasons we have(!) to make backups of the whole machine when changing something (new devices, new plugins aso.) For Backups we use Powerquest Partition magic 7.0 for XP.

    Question: Whenever we do a system restore we have to re-register Gigastudio. In a live performance situation this is NOT possible, Gigastudio is not starting. Please help us with advice on how to do a system restore without re-registering.

    Thank you in advance!
    GigaStudio has a feature which allows you to store your registration information and restore it. A system restore should not cause this to fail, if you're reinstalling to essentially the same machine.

    For a live performance machine, I would really suggest not doing a lot of device swapping, installation of new plugins, etc. Keep it simple and stable. I've been performing with a live Giga machine since late 1999--and it has never let me down in performance. So, it is definitely very possible to keep a stable machine going.

    If you really want to have an absolutely drop-dead stable rig, do clean install of XP and all the software you use, make sure it works...then take that hard drive out, put in another, and do the same thing again. That way you don't even have to restore. Put the hard drive in, and you're running again. Of course, this requires a good deal of discipline--you have to keep ALL of your user data on other physical drives, and the OS drive has to be nothing but OS and programs. But it IS the most surefire way, as long as you are not constantly hardware swapping on your machine. But there again, constant hardware swapping is a major destabilizing force for much more than GigaStudio, so you really want to get a stable machine going, and leave it alone as much as is possible.

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