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Need help correcting installation mistake!

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asked Mar 18 in Studio One 2 by andrewbarnes (170 points)
So back when I started with production, I purchased Studio One and downloaded the first option I saw, x86. Now 4 years later, I know what I'm doing and I know more about computers. Turns out I have a 64-bit os, which is why my 32-bit S1 crashes sometimes, right? I want to download and install the 64-bit S1, but I'm curious what will happen to my SoundSets when I uninstall x86 and install x64? I don't have home internet right now so I'd have to go to the library to do my downloads. I don't mind downloading a quick application, but I can't spend hours there re-downloading ALL my Soundsets and their appropriate architecture.

Would that be an issue for me or should I stick with the x86 for now? Thanks for your time!

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answered Apr 1 by gregdenson (5,990 points)
The 64 bit version of studio one will require all plugins and soundsets to also be 64bit.

32 bit won't work or be recognized.
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answered Apr 22 by LHandley (1,190 points)
selected Apr 22 by andrewbarnes
Best answer

I once had both 32-bit and 64-bit version of S1 installed, and there was only 1 set of SoundSets; that has to mean that the SoundSets will work with either version. You can install the 64-bit version of S1 along side your 32-bit version, unless you don't have the disk space or just don't want to have the 32-bit version there and never use it. If that's the case, you can just make sure you install the 64-bit into a different folder, then you can just delete the 32-bit folder.

CAREFUL though! I installed my SoundSets to a completely different drive, so installing/uninstalling/deleting won't affect them. If you didn't do that, in other words, your SoundSets are in S1's installation folder, you can just copy them to a different location and copy them back after you install the 64-bit. It's roughly 35GB.

By the way, a 32-bit program won't crash JUST because it's installed on a 64-bit OS. Also, as the previous answer stated, the 64-bit version of S1 will only recognize 64-bit plugins. There's a program, called jbridge, that will 'wrap' 32-bit plugins in a 64-bit 'wrapper' so they work with the 64-bit S1.

If I were you, I'd contact PreSonus support directly and open a ticket to ask about the one set of SoundSets working with either version of S1.