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 4 months 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).

    4 months 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

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

    4 months 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. 

    3 months 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. 

    2 months 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!

    3 months ago | 1 comment

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