Compatibility with Windows 8.1

Hey,

I used Ableton with Win 8 so far without problems.

Does anyone have experience with Win 8.1?

Is it safe to upgrade?

Regards, Chris

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cqma 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • TravisSpomer
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    Sure, I've been using Live 9 on Windows 8.1 since before it was released; no problems.  In general it's extremely rare that any app that worked on Windows 8 would fail to work with 8.1 (though something that works closely with hardware like Live or a driver would be the most likely exception).

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • onguitar
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    I just started using Ableton Live 8 on Windows 8.1.  I was on another computer with Windows XP before.

    I had some things that had to be worked out but now it's smooth except for one thing:  when I click on the volume it either jumps all the way up or all the way down.  It's very hard to set it where I want.  When I click on panning it goes far left or far right.  Same kind of problems with zoom.  I've been trying to find some answers to this but so far no luck.  Do you guys have any ideas?

    Mike

    1 year ago | 3 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Yep no issues with my copy of Ableton since updating from Win8.0 to 8.1

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Bleach
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    i have problems:( after i upgraded all the knobs, faders/sliders, and automation lines became supper sensitive. I try to adjust a knob and it goes all the way up or all the way down. 

    but other than that supper annoying issue im having it works good. 

    1 year ago | 2 comments
  • johnnyburke
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    I'm Running Live 9 Suite on a Dell XPS 8500 with a Line 6 UX1, and noticed I started having audio dropouts when I upgraded to Windows 8.1. When I went back to Windows 8, the problem went away. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • blitzdj86
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    Live7 the arrangement/session view spazzes out, 3rd party plugins are behind that area of the screen sometimes.
    Its useable but annoying

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • cqma
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    It's been 1 year since my original post (and my update to 8.1). I never had problems with it so far.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • chaircrusher
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    I found it essential to turn off File History to use Live on my laptop with Windows 8.1.  It really doesn't work that well anyway, and makes no sense for music applications.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/7706-file-history-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html

     

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • MidiFinger
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    Running Live 9 on Window 8.1 with Zero problems - i7, 32GB RAM, 4xSSD

    I would NEVER use a Mac.

    Apple products are over-priced, under-performing, cheap-ass Foxconn Chinese junk, made by child labor in deplorable prison work camp conditions. Apple ignores basic human rights and ISO Technologies. Anyone with a shred of morality should not support Apple. The only thing the Zombie Lord Jobs did well was to raise a generation of Apple Zombie mind slaves. Apple is an Evil Corporation and Steve Jobs was an Evil man. Karma caught up with him.

     

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • EricBuist
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    I'm also having issues with Live on Windows 8 in general. Sound has distortion, especially when I use ASIO. Sound is correct with DX/MME. Things are a bit more stable with ASIO4ALL than native ASIO drivers (M-Audio FastTrack Pro, then tried with the onboard audio of my UltraNova). With native ASIO drivers, computer won't shutdown after a Live session, or it will crash, corrupting all recorded WAV files. Now it even fails with non-ASIO: Live suddenly refuses to start, pretending there is a system error. This is a Core i7, 16Gb of RAM, 240GB SSD+1TB HDD, and Live is the only really problematic application running on the machine. I can successfully run Corel VideoStudio, which deals with a lot more data (video) than Live (audio) without crashing and corrupting files. I am running AVG as an anti-virus software. Anyway, if that was a virus, everything would be affecting and misbehaving. I tried to use a Mac and this is absolutely unusable for me: machine is too slow, keyboard shortcuts don't respond consistently (e.g., sometimes Command-Q closes current application, sometimes not). I am visually impaired so I just cannot use the mouse efficiently. Does that mean I cannot do any computer-assisted music? This seems to be the case, just because now software programs work on some computers and not others.

    I don't think the issue is Windows 8/8.1. Some people pretend it work better with Windows 7, maybe, maybe not, I just cannot reformat/reinstall everything, and I suspect Win7 won't reactive after I upgraded to Win8. I cannot as well get a new Win7 computer; all new machines come bundled with Windows 8! From my experience, Live will just work on some system configurations and not others, you have to be lucky and prepared to change computer two-three times and I just cannot do it.

    5 hours ago | 0 comments
  • Namesinger
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    I'm running Ableton Live 9 on a high end Lenovo Ideapad laptop, Intel i7 chip with 8 GB RAM, and I've been having persistent issues with dropout and occasional app freeze-up with both Windows 8 and 8.1.  I've spent many hours on the phone with Ableton, Microsoft and PreSonus (my current Audio input device), with no success.  MS in particular keeps passing the buck back to Ableton.  I've lost some really juicy audio tracks due to this, and had Ableton freeze up during live performance.  I'm incredibly frustrated!  Bottom line - Don't use MS as an Ableton platform, get a Mac!

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • watchakrit
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    ableton live 9 fonts are blurred in windows 8.1 

    if any ableton stuff or any user knows how to solve this problem, please answer me...watchakrit@hotmail.com

    4 months ago | 0 comments

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