Will the many of us die-hard Win7 people finally be forced to move on? Initially, it really didn’t bother me that Microsoft will soon shut down support, even though they are still producing updates. Now they have my attention.
From the VST market, the beginnings of dropping Win 7 is starting to show. For example, one of my favorite plugs is Positive Grid Bias. Since recently moving to version 2, requirements are now Win8 and later. I also couldn’t use Cantabile’s Web UI since it requires Win 8 (no fault on Brad’s part as progress moves on ). Luckily, I have a backup laptop with Win8 and can resume on it. Also not a fault of Brad’s, the later versions of C3 35XX will run on Win7, but not Win8 because they require 8.1. I upgraded to 8.1 and it runs very well, many thanks to Brad.
There are still many developers hanging on, but from my view, the hammer will probably fall the day Microsoft ends 7 support. I would also imagine Win8 will follow soon since it is basically Win7 with touchscreen abilities. Quite honestly, just seeing the huge amount of Win10 problems on this forum, and others, makes me want to just stop where I am and be satisfied with the stability I have. Then, there is still my Win XP machine with an E-MU 1616 PCI, running very well.