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Hi---I'm new to this forum and i'm an avid sam user for a couple of years now--I've recently bought a new computer for my wife but i'm thinking of using it for recording.

amd dual core--4 gigs of ram--windows 7 running at 64 bit. I can download the windows 7 driver from the m audio web site for my interface and i understand that samplitude 11 will run under windows 7. I'm wondering if my plugins will work though. I've got a ton of plugins including waves mercury collection and many other vst's. All these plugins run great on my current system (windows xp with pentium 4 3.06 and 1 gig of ram) These are older plugins and i think they were made to work on 32 bit os. I don't want to try installing everything though if my plugins aren't going to work.

Can someone save me the time and tell me if my plugins will work under windows 7

I would like to record on the new computer with 4 gigs of ram (more tracks and plugins)

Or do i need to just try each plug in and see if it works (this would take a lot of time)

I really don't want to install everything to find out that my plugins won't work

thanks in advance

bruce.

p.s.---is there a way to set windows 7 to 32 bit so my plugins would work?

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Many of the pluggins you will have to check with the manufacturer. Often older generations that contain direct X such as the Waves bundles will not work. They will need to be updated and then you will have to use the vst version.

Alternatively if your Windows 7 supports Virtual PC you could then install Samplitude under XP mode. This of course is not ideal but it could work.

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All these plugins run great on my current system (windows xp with pentium 4 3.06 and 1 gig of ram) These are older plugins and i think they were made to work on 32 bit os. I don't want to try installing everything though if my plugins aren't going to work.

Well, if u have 64-bit os then it will make sense to use 64-bit host program. Though there are some plug-ins (32-bit ones) that have some problems while running under the 64-bit host. In that case u can use special soft that let u run 32-bit plug-ins under 64-bit os, for example jbridge which wll cost u about 15 bucks.

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Waves does not work with 64 bit windows yet - check the waves support site for compatible operating systems. 

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Waves does not work with 64 bit windows yet - check the waves support site for compatible operating systems. 
I wonder why? I haven't hit a single glitch in the three weeks I've been running wondoze7 64 bit.

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Really? Glad to hear it's ok for you. I haven't tried - I remember someone else on this forum mentioning they had problems opening the Waves GUIs on a 64-bit system.

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thanks guys for the response---I think i'm gonna have to just try the plugins under windoes 7 to see if they work. I'm thinking some will and some won't.

I'll keep you guys posted as to the outcome of this----I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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