Moving my audio VST .Dll 's from XP to Windows 7 without re installing each

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    natewillmusic New Member

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    On the Native Instruments site, you can download Kontakt 4 and Kore player for free just by giving your email address. They both have similar architecture to all the plug ins Im having an issue with.
     
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    Please descibe in detail what you want me todo after installation.
     
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    try to run the program on another OS without going through re installation again on the new OS
     
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    What vst plugs are you referring to.

    I mainly see the extension .b3s

    The only file in the VSTPlugins directory is Battery 3.dll

    I haven't gone through the whole routine yet, but open Regedit and change the path here to the path you're going to place the files:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Battery 3\ContentDir: "C:\Program Files\Native Instruments\Battery 3\Battery 3 Library"
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Battery 3\ContentVersion: "1.0"

    You will need to copy these files also:

    C:\Windows\System32\bconvert.dll
    C:\Windows\System32\NI_DFD_1_5.dll
    C:\Windows\System32\NI_IRC_1_2.dll
    C:\Windows\System32\REX Shared Library.dll
     
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    Battery 3.dll is the plug in, in question. How'd yo know to copy over those files and did it work in the new OS ?
     
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    I track all my installs with a program called Regshot.

    First register Battery 3 DXi.dll in the DXI directory. This placed hundreds of registry entries in the registry.

    Now copy the files above to the Windows\System32 folder and it worked OK for me.

    I did this on a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 Pro and Vista Hom premium.

    It should work the same same on a differed computer.
     
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    thats a great solution for this particular plug ini, but is there a solution for the rest of my plugu ins ?
     
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    Unless they rely on other DLL files, they should work the same.
     
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    is there a way to ind out if the plug in relies o other .dlls and if so where to find em ? ( without going thru reinstallaton)
     
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    did you try it on the battery pug in ?

    and if so, were the results similar to what you got when you found the registries and necessary files during initial installation ?
     
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    I've already uninstalled the program as I thought that's all you needed to know.
     
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    OH ok I will try it myself then, If it finds all the files that you found during the battery installaton, then my problem has been solved lol
     
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    Yea,that's all about we can do at this point.

    Good luck.
     
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    you have been the most helpful support ive ever encountered I swear lol
     
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    Thank you,

    That's my goal.

    Com back anytime if you have any problems.
     

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