Kontact 6 license for sale

John Prassas
John Prassas Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hello curious if anyone has a Kontact 6 license for sale. If I upgrade to Kontact 7 I am going to have to upgrade Vienna Ensemble Pro along with my operating systems in order to make everything work

Thank you

John

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,157 Expert

    hello John,

    So i guess you have Kontakt 5 and Windows 8?

    If i may suggest, keeping so old hardware/software will do much more harm than good and eventually (and really soon) you will be forced to update.

    I can understand Kontakt 5 but old windows? why? Windows 10 was free (and still are)!

    So, the logical step here, is to update your Windows, it won't cost a thing. Then install Kontakt 7 Player (also free) until you can afford a full version. Finally update your Vienna Ensemble Pro. Upgrade using your old license costs 95 euro (https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Vienna_Software_Package/Vienna_Ensemble_Pro).

    So, the whole story will cost you less than 100 euro and less than 2 days work, maximum. :-)

    However, i have one question. Why you need Kontakt if you have Vienna (or vise-versa)?

  • PoorFellow
    PoorFellow Moderator Posts: 1,600 mod

    I am with Sunborn on this one , both with respect to the Windows update and the Kontakt update , unless of course your hardware is too old/weak to run the newer software versions ! (only I always think that buying Komplete Standard, or an upgrade to, at a sale is always a better deal)


    Other wise then the Buy / Sell / Trade is over here : https://community.native-instruments.com/discussion/62/buy-sell-trade#latest

    And the Buying or Selling a Native Instruments Product Second-Hand help is here :  https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/210288845-Buying-or-Selling-a-Native-Instruments-Product-Second-Hand

  • John Prassas
    John Prassas Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Hello I have some old Harpsichord samples that I made (akai s1000) that I need use on a song so I was going to use the original wav files and recreate the patch in Kontact. I have 3 computers all are offline - Yes I may just need to do the upgrade.

    Thank you

    John

  • Vocalpoint
    Vocalpoint Member Posts: 668 Pro
    edited December 2023

    @Sunborn

    "So, the logical step here, is to update your Windows, it won't cost a thing"

    Unfortunately - the OS cost is a thing now - the free upgrade window closed in September - see here:

    Can you still get a Windows 10 upgrade for free? | ZDNET

    VP

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,157 Expert
    edited December 2023

    This article is not fully accurate, at least in Europe, it is still possible. Well it was a week ago anyway. Maybe you are right for the very new users without older Windows. But if you running a genuine version of Windows 7/8/8.1 Home or Pro you can still do the upgrade by using this specific tool by Microsoft.

    Now, in case you are a new user, you can find digital keys for Windows 10, at really ridiculous prices, around 20 euros (for Pro, Home costs even less), here: https://www.keysworlds.com/windows-10-professional.html

    Even cheaper (17 euro), here: https://www.keysoff.com/windows-10-professional-32-64-bit-html.html

  • Vocalpoint
    Vocalpoint Member Posts: 668 Pro
    edited December 2023

    @Sunborn

    "This article is not fully accurate, at least in Europe, it is still possible. Well it was a week ago anyway."

    What telemetry or knowledge can you share on this - how do you know it was possible a week ago? 

    That said - Europe or no Europe - this article is from MS themselves dated Sept 2023 and should be dead accurate:

    Windows Ends Installation Path for Free Windows 7/8 Upgrade (microsoft.com)

    Also, the "tool" you posted is simply the standard Windows Media Creator - which yes - will most certainly "upgrade" a target system (if you kick it off) and do the install (after grinding away for up to an hour) - but activating that install is another thing entirely.

    An "upgrade" (especially considering this tool will completely replace your existing OS) is pointless if you get to the end of it all - just to find out your product activation cannot be completed.

    All my intel on this says that activation servers that handled this "free" Win7/8 upgrade for all those years has now been shut off.

    This should be tested heavily in a closed environment before making any recommendations to a user.

    VP

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,157 Expert
    edited December 2023

    1- As i said, just a week ago i did this process for a friend... successfully. I do fix windows computers (hardware + software), on a semiprofessional level, since 1998, so, when i say something about them it is always tested and accurate.

    2- The Windows Media Creator is the best way for installing windows, and the best way to have a complete control on the installation, unless for people who are familiar with Command Prompt / Windows PowerShell installations (which are even more advanced). It is how i upgrade any Windows computer for over a decade instead of using the Windows Update for it.

    3- There is absolutely nothing to worry of, since even the most inexperienced users can easily revert on a previous version in the extremely rare case of a failure.

    4- There are at least 3 links (i didn't searched for more) with articles, newer that yours, who support what i said: In fact they offer 3 different methods for doing it.

    One is here https://www.easeus.com/computer-instruction/get-windows-10-for-free.html

    The other is here: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-operating-system-free-download-full-version

    And the third is here: https://www.pcsteps.gr/167773-%CE%B4%CF%89%CF%81%CE%B5%CE%AC%CE%BD-%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%B2%CE%AC%CE%B8%CE%BC%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%B7-windows-pro-office-2021/

    5- Ever so, for the sake of conversation, I grant you the right to be correct. But still, i offered a solution!: 2 links with ridiculous cheap price for Windows 10 Pro

    ...what more can i say? 😊

  • PoorFellow
    PoorFellow Moderator Posts: 1,600 mod
    edited December 2023

    Since this has suddenly turned into a discussion about upgrading Windows and since at a glance I could not see anybody else mentioning it then I will once more place one of the absolute best advice in connection with upgrading Windows. Yes I agree ! , you get maximum control over installation by using an install media created by Windows Media Creator. But , the maximum control over all one gets by doing the image based full system drive backup (including all system and boot partition). Then , not only can you reverse anything done and any mishaps , But after installation of the new OS then you can also take yet another image based full system drive backup of the new OS after activation and then load the old backup if one prefers. Backups brings the best as you can then both have the old and the new as you please. Taking full system drive backups including tested boot-media is the way to go !

    If you can not activate , or you screwed up the install beyond repair then no problem as long as you got your backup !

    P.S. It ought to be noted though that if you start messing with BIOS settings and sets modes such as UEFI where before were used non-UEFI or the other way around, then : Yes ! , backup is still the way to go but, depending on software used (and possibly BIOS and motherboard ?) it might not be so easy to reverse changes and might take a little extra 'special effort' to prepare drive prior to using with the backup !

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