First, let me say I have been a faithful Cakewalk user since about 2010, so I am not new to the product. I am an IT Professional with about 30 years experience, so not new to the concepts of software installation and troubleshooting. Also have been a developer so not new to the concept of applications should not swallow exceptions -- and I do think that is what is happening here. Lastly, applications should  provide feedback to the user, ideally a log file that users can use to troubleshoot and