V Collection time bomb? and fresh install + ASCEMU does not work?

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  1. dl65875

    dl65875 Kapellmeister

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    Sorry if this is not allowed.

    Been using R2R Arturia V Collection 8 v8.4.1 since it was released, and version 7 before that with no issues but opened a project today and anything Arturia, both as a vst plugin or standalone, is showing "This software is not activated on this computer".

    Ran Reveo Uninstaller incl Registry search and uninstalled everything Arturia, then ran Everything and deleted everything Arturia and ASCEMU2 related before reinstalling V Collection 8 v8.5.0 R2R and (as admin) R2R ASCEMU2.

    But no joy, nothing works!

    What can I do?

     
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  3. FrankWhite23

    FrankWhite23 Producer

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    Maybe try revo again and installing V.Rs release
     
  4. dl65875

    dl65875 Kapellmeister

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    I suppose thats an option but judging from comments V.R.s release can be buggy.

    I'd rather get this R2R working first - followed the install instructions so can't see why it does not work.
     
  5. emdebee

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    Use ProcMon to see which Crypto file is being accessed by ASCEMU2.exe when you load an Arturia plugin.
    Quit the DAW - delete the offending file - and miraculously it gets regenerated when you next load an Arturia plug - there ought to be no demo issues now...
    Set up filters in ProcMon as such... will make it easy as...

    PROCESS NAME "IS" ASCEMU2.exe
    PATH "CONTAINS" C:\Users\[YOUR USER NAME HERE]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\

    It'll be within a folder in the RSA folder
     
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  6. dl65875

    dl65875 Kapellmeister

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    Hi emdebee

    Thanks for the reply and suggestion.

    In Process Explorer it shows...
    ASCEMU2.exe.

    I right click for properties and under path it shows...
    Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arturia\Arturia Software Center\ASCEMU2.exe
    Command line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arturia\Arturia Software Center\ASCEMU2.exe"
    Current directrory: C:\Windows\System32\

    I am unable to find any reference to C:\Users\[MY USER NAME HERE]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\
     
  7. Guitarmaniac64

    Guitarmaniac64 Platinum Record

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    You need to change so you can see hidden folders
     
  8. BEAT16

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    Best Answer
    Arturia Clean Install:

    1. Click on the Uninstall button

    2. Delete the following folders & files if available :

    C:\ProgramData\Arturia
    C:\Program Files\Arturia
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Arturia
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Arturia

    View hidden files and folders in Windows
    Windows 11 Windows 10
    1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar.
    2. Select View > Show > Hidden items.
    Hidden folder: C:\ProgramData\Arturia
    Hidden folder: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\Keys
    Hidden folder: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA

    3. Restart your PC

    4. Close / disable the antivirus software

    5. Install the: "Arturia - V Collection 8 v8.5.0 VSTi - 15.09.2021 - 8,9 GB - R2R"
    6. Install the: " TEAM R2R ASCEMU2 v1.0.6 - 10.09.2021 - 1 MB - for Arturia - R2R"


    Note after installing: Make sure to run the DAW as Admin because it needs Admin
    permission to write new database file (db.db3) in the ProgramData folder.
     
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  9. dl65875

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    Thanks everyone, it is sorted now.
     
  10. dl65875

    dl65875 Kapellmeister

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    Followed your instructions and it works perfectly, thank you so much.

    I have copied your post and saved it so if it happens again I can refer back to it.

    A real life saver.

    Thanks again.
     
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  11. emdebee

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    Glad you got it working

    ProcMon is a very handy Microsoft utility - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon
     
  12. kola

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    So that means, Arturia Stuff is working on WIn 11 now?
     
  13. dl65875

    dl65875 Kapellmeister

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    I don't know but I'm on Windows 10.
     
  14. charlygarcia

    charlygarcia Newbie

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    Hi! The plugins don't work unless I keep ASCEMU2 on my computer. Is that right? Caus windows defender doesn't allow it so I would have to make exception on it. Is that safe?
     
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