Authorization of Kontakt 4 (Komplete 6) on XP Music workstation

fasttiger
fasttiger Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

I have a legacy Windows XP music workstation that has legacy sound cards installed (M-audio 1010) that are not upgradable to modern mother boards but still work well with the purchased music software that is installed on the computer (Arturia, Kbase, Pro Tools, etc.)

I recently replaced the motherboard on the computer and now Native Instruments applications are asking me to re-authorize. I have tried using the Native Access portal without success.

Can you provide assistance?


Thanks,

Wolfgang Guenther

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,255 mod
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    Hello,

    you could try this older version for windows 7, maybe you have luck and it works. https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/360000407909-Native-Access-Installationsdateien-f%C3%BCr-%C3%A4ltere-Betriebssysteme

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,451 Expert
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    Native Acces 2 probably does not run on WinXP, but Native Access 1 possibly might. It did work on Win7 well.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,451 Expert
    edited September 12 Answer ✓

    I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that NI have a legal obligation to get you going.

    Neither me, but I agree with you on NI legal obligation.....

    But, NI simply violates it in many cases of EOL SW. NI does not provide neither way to authorise, nor "universal key", nor SW without need of authorisation.

    Certain NI EOL SW is simply unusable anymore, unless one has old functional instalation authorised years ago....

    https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006053397-Service-Center-and-Legacy-Products-End-of-Life

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,255 mod
    Answer ✓

    Hello,

    you could try this older version for windows 7, maybe you have luck and it works. https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/de/articles/360000407909-Native-Access-Installationsdateien-f%C3%BCr-%C3%A4ltere-Betriebssysteme

  • fasttiger
    fasttiger Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll look into the Widows 7 upgrade strategy but was hoping to stay with XP since it is a very stable operating system even though it is no longer supported by Microsoft, which may be a good thing.

    I was hoping the Native Instruments might still support users who have been using their legacy products for years.

    Wolfgang

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,255 mod

    Haven't you just tried the version, it may run on xp.

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,255 mod
    edited September 12

    You could also try out to insert another drive and install windows 7 there, so your old XP leaves untouched and you can go back. Of course you will need a second drive, but maybe also worth a try. But I would first try to just install na 1.14.1 on windows xp.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,451 Expert
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    Native Acces 2 probably does not run on WinXP, but Native Access 1 possibly might. It did work on Win7 well.

  • stephen24
    stephen24 Member Posts: 145 Advisor
    edited September 12

    I do hope you can get your Kontakt 4 going and Native Access 1.14.1 might be a good shot, though they say you need Windows 7 or 8. Please let us know how you get on.

    https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000407909-Native-Access-Legacy-Installers-for-Older-Operating-Systems

    I would make 2 comments

    1. Windows XP is the version British hospitals were using when a ransomeware attack severely disrupted their records. (some foolish IT services had failed to instal the updates they had had to pay for after general XP support had been withdrawn.)
    2. Nevertheless, if you have the K4 discs you will find the EULA on library disc A. This is an extract:

    2. Registration / Activation

    It is required that you register the Licensed software in order to receive an activation key that enables you to use the Licensed software on your computer

    . . . . . . . .

    In case you want to use your Native Instruments product on a different computer or in case of certain changes on your present computer a re-activation might become necessary.

    Should Native Instruments for whatever reasons no longer be able to fulfill its obligations to deliver the activation key, it will provide the Licensee with a key which ensures the continued use of the software independent of changes of the computer.

    I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that NI have a legal obligation to get you going.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,451 Expert
    edited September 12 Answer ✓

    I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that NI have a legal obligation to get you going.

    Neither me, but I agree with you on NI legal obligation.....

    But, NI simply violates it in many cases of EOL SW. NI does not provide neither way to authorise, nor "universal key", nor SW without need of authorisation.

    Certain NI EOL SW is simply unusable anymore, unless one has old functional instalation authorised years ago....

    https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006053397-Service-Center-and-Legacy-Products-End-of-Life

  • fasttiger
    fasttiger Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

    Thanks for all of your suggestions. I had not replied earlier since I didn't have access to my XP computer for the past couple of weeks.

    I'll try all of your suggestions and report back after I have time to try your suggestions.

    I'm happy to see that this discussion forum is so active.

    Wolfgang Guenther

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