I'm running Win 7 and use the PODFarm 1 plugin in Reaper and also have the stand alone for both Gearbox 3.72 and PODFarm 1 installed and working fine.
just don't try to have them open at the same time.
My understanding of the restore function is that it resets the registry (along with other things) to whatever it was when that restore point was made.strat581 wrote:When I rolled back - none of my line 6 products would even launch. No Toneport, No DI silver.
If it was made before you installed the Line 6 software, then you will need to re-install the software to get it working.
I never use the restore function. I always have a spare drive that I have cloned a clean installation to or a drive with an 'image' of a clean installation along with an image of freshly working setup (all needed apps installed and everything tweaked).
Re-installing XP isn't scary, just time consuming. you can easily spend a day installing & updating XP, followed by whatever time is needed to install and setup or tweak whatever apps you need.
If you go that route you should prep before you start:
- make sure you have a valid XP license with a valid key code and working install disc. If you have PC from a majo Mfg. (Dell, etc.) you should have an XP Disc to re-install with. Use it and you probably won't have to bother with 'activating' XP.
- download XP SP2 & SP3 (Service Packs) from Microsoft
- download all latest XP drivers for your for Video card, Network adapter and sound card (Toneport & the PC's sound card). Then burn them to a disc or copy them to a thumb drive.
- download the latest versions of your apps and burn them to a disc or copy them to a thumb drive.
- if your hard dive is 3-5 years old, you should consider just getting a new one and put the new installation on it. The benefits are that your old drive is near or past the Mfg.'s estimated failure date. I've seen drives last 10 years in a machine that was on 24/7 and drives that barely made it past the est. failure date in a machine that was shut down every night and not used on some days.
However, the latter situation is more likely than the former.
The second benefit is that if you have issues with the new install you can always use the old drive with the old installation to get back up and running quickly to find a fix for whatever is causing the new install to fail.