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Hi ,  massive system crash so new PC  bought. All up and running my big issue is Command Centre no longer recognises my log in details and the password reset email never arrives. Spam folder checked too.  So how the hell can I retrieve my plugins, or is it loads of money waisted.  Gibson wankers have a lot to answer for, they buy a good company and screw it up same as their overpriced guitars.  Anyway had my moan any helpers please?

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It was the topic of many threads when they pulled the plug. How will we be able to activate Sonar Splat and all our goodies once the server dies. 

Many plans of attack were devised by the old forum members. 

First off, a plea to 3rd party software companies resulted in us been given serial numbers and registration to unlock their products, example Overloud. I now have an account with them and I will always be able to load their software. All you had to do was send proof of ownership of Splat. 

Melodyn, XLN both use installers outside your DAW. 

Then we all made triple+ copies of the Command Center download folder which has installers for all of the Cakewalk VST's.  They have licences and serial numbers which we all copied from our account pages. The only one item that was not resolved was a way to activate Splat without the CCC and the server. There seemed no way around this as there was no chance Gibson would re do the activation code system. My solution was to install Splat to 5 or more computers. This would buy me time as it was unlikely all would die on the same day. The DAW back up most had a copy of was Sonar X3 which does not need a server to activate. Would be a bummer to go backwards but I would choose that over switching to another DAW which of course many did that cold December.

Then Bandlab bought Cakewalk and promised to keep the old Cakewalk servers going. So most stopped worrying about this issue.  So far so good. But it happened once, it could happen again. Bandlab could die and along with it all our activations too. 

I just re built 2 of my Computers to upgrade OS hard drives etc. Because I have everything backed up in triplicate including my serial numbers, log on info etc I had no problems re installing from the ground up. I have a master document stored on Dropbox , onedrive and a bunch of hard drives that has all my VST serials and account info. Including my old Cakewalk account. 

This stuffs worth a lot of money if I lost it all. I keep it safe. 

Edited by John Vere

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