Logic Pro 7 & earlier Logic Audio 5.5.1 for Windows 10???

Sergio Motroni

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Hi All,
I am new to the group but have been using Logic for years now. I have recently had a problem with my PC running Windows XP. Logic Audio 5.5.1 has been running very well in XP. My PC has died and I have had to have hard drive re-formatted and new Windows 10 loaded as there is no longer support for XP. I have also misplaced my Logic Audio 5.5.1 disc so cannot reload software into my PC. I believe this versions will not run on Win 10 anyway. Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of Logic that will run on Win 10?? I need to have the same features as I am used to in Logic Audio 5.5.1. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Works fine here, disable the external sample editor, just plain Logic no external plugins or editors.....

Hi, and glad to find this forum and thread. The old Logic Users mailing list died off ages ago and untill a couple of year back but old 98 box has been serving my needs. but I have w10 now. And the fan inm the 98 bix is very noisy. Ram is maxed out at 514mb and it needs an ssd upgrade.

It installs and runs ok for me. Seem to get getting a random extraneous MIDI clock from somewhere which keeps randomly messing with the sync (smetime bigtime). WIndows 10 keeps reumbering the midi ports and Logic 5 uses to port number not device name (or someting like that) which is also a bit of a problem I think. Possibly the midi feedbackk is due to the environment in all my songs, I did some well crazy stuff in there to integrate with midi guitar and can barely remember what it was I did now.

I have a legit key and cd's and manual etc btw.

Anyone tried it on linux with wine or playonliux or somesucfh?

Anyone tried sounddiver on WIn 10

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Not an answer to the original question, but on being able to find a copy of Logic 5.5: That was the first version I bought. After that it was a series of updates to V9 where I had to enter codes or use the dongle to get each new version to work. But we all paid the full freight for V10, and there was no requirement to use earlier copy protection processes to get V10 to work. So that does mean those of us with original dongles, code and install disks can sell these to those who want carry on with old versions?
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How can you disable the external sample editor if the program won't run? (Edit: I don't have any external sample editor afaik)
I was same problem. "external sample editor" and Logic 5.5.1 dont run. But after then i unistalling GEFORCE EXPERIENCE ist go work!!!
Win 10 proffesional, 64bit
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I have been running versions of Logic up to Platinum 5.5.1 on PC continuously since the late 90s, currently on a Surface Pro 5 tablet (W10 x64 i7 2.5 GHz 16GB RAM). I used to have issues with the "external sample editor" message, but I found by trial and error that it would work if I quit Skype first, and with the last W10 builds it just runs fine. I use a Roland Studio Capture (ASIO) as interface; audio and MIDI both work like a dream, including recording 8-channel audio live from my drumkit. I'm posting this information to give hope to others of similar vintage who have been less lucky with their Windows installations.

I also have a question, which may be worth posting separately, but I figure that those interested in this thread may be the most likely to know the answer.

My XSKey is authorised for Logic / Windows, but I never bothered in the past with demos for things like EVP88 and EXS24. Now I am getting interested in these, obviously already have the software installed, but no idea where (if anywhere) I could buy suitable activation codes. I saw a reference in an old post to xskey.apple.com, but this server appears to be no longe available. Any info or suggestions very welcome.
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The company who sold Logic 5 and its associated licences was emagic and it is gone since 2004 which is a very long time. You might have a chance of buying a fully authorized key off ebay, but whether these are scams or actual products is anyone's guess.
Asking on the forum might be the better idea, actually I sold my old, fully authorized key for 50.- on a forum last year.
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I hadn't even thought of trying to acquire a different XSKey; I'd just like to make mine better! Tantalising knowing that in a cupboard somewhere there are probably the magic numbers to make it work. In parallel, I am trying to make a free VST soundfont player work, as that would release comparable functionality, but I can't find any documentation about how this was supposed to work, so I am basically just rummaging around in the dark. (I don't give up easily!)
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You will not find any numbers laying around, you'll either get a fully licensed key or nothing. Again, this thing was current 17years ago.

For a free software sampler, check out TX16Wx.
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Just to let you know I am running Logic 5.5.1 full with XS key dongle and I have found work around to RAm so its now uses up to 8gb of ram via LAA (long aware Address extension) .I have also gotten around the boot up/loading up issue of Logic by having to go deep into folder permissions and giving logic full access of all permissions which stops it working.It can take a while to give every folder in the logic 5.5.1 folder full permissions.

further to that I am also running 64bit plugins converted into 32 bit by jbridge such as scaler.
Some trial and error is needed and a vst wrapper to run some plugins that logic 55.5.1 will not load up.
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Another way that might get Logic 5 to work in Windows - get a virtual machine and try installing it in that. There's Virtual XP that's free for users of Win 7 Pro. Microsoft stopped hosting the .iso for that some time ago but it's still around on the Web. And I gather Win10 has a virtualization utility. Not all hardware supports virtualization though.

Personally I always liked Logic 5, and didn't want to go to the expense of buying a Mac to use a more recent version. I'm sure the new bells and whistles are very nice, but I can't think of anything I particularly need that Logic 5 didn't have. Of course it depends on the individual.
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I was same problem. "external sample editor" and Logic 5.5.1 dont run. But after then i unistalling GEFORCE EXPERIENCE ist go work!!!
Win 10 proffesional, 64bit
external sample editor
Look at "Show hiden icons", near where you see the time. Bottom right part of the screen. Arrow pointing up. There you probably have a tool open that has your ASIO4ALL driver open in use. I had it ones when i ran Chainer or minihost as standalone. Minimized it but it was still active. Ones i closed it down then the error no longer came up and the program started normal.

SO, Cause is that your ASIO driver is active in use with another tool that is running it and then Logic can't get to it and you get that error.

BIT late sorry had not been here for some years. I'll get a new computer in some months and will then test it on W11, on one before the or using the most recent i9, with 64 g ram and 2 M2 drives. Possibly making it a hackintosh, so i can play around a bit with the newest Logic yet still on my PC as i just need to be able to use my old plugin instruments. BUT am testing Ableton and Cubase as well which i started with on ATARI before i started using Logic. I love the virus emu already plan to buy Viper as that runs fine on LAP 5.3, but the Virus EMU is giving me trouble, but already gathered a couple of different chainers and wrappers to give them a try when i bought the new engine.

AND i will then tell IF the much much stronger cpu gives me the ability to playback many more tracks or not ! Now using an over 10 years old laptop Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz. I know LAP 5 does not use multi-cores, but i'll use the strongest cpu with multi-cores, yet the one with the highest rate on single core tests i9 13900K. IF it does nt give me more breathing room, then i'll have to start learning how to use the other sequencers more or look closer at hackintosh and trying to sync 2 computers.

sync 2 computers, OR Sync a pc and a mac, using internet cable.

Saw an article where a person was already syncing 2 computers and that took a big load of the computer that was struggling. SO we can share the cpu load over 2 or possibly even more computers or even laptops. Thats a project for the future for if i can't run 30 tracks at the same time, since i like using many tracks at times. Will post an update ones i get to it. Some months as i'm a bit buisy with other things atm.

HOPE it fixes your problem or that of another reader of this topic, Good luck !
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