PowerToys on Windows was Crashing Kontakt 7 VST3

metrosuperstar Member Posts: 13 Newcomer

Hi, I just wanted to write my findings here like a message in a bottle for someone in the future who may be going crazy wondering why Komplete Kontrol keeps crashing when trying to load a Kontakt patch or why Cubase keeps crashing at startup whenever it gets to initializing Kontakt 7.vst3.

The solution was to uninstall the Windows 11 app called "PowerToys". I had installed this to get the neat little tool called "PowerRename". For some reason having this installed (and continue to run in the background despite not showing as such) was just destroying Kontakt VST3's functionality.

Smooth sailing now that I've removed it.

Hopefully this helps someone else in the future!

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