Error during Product Installation Using Waves Central

Last updated on: 11/17/2019 10:17:20 AM

Please follow these steps. Try re-installing after each step before trying the next:

  1. Please make sure you are running the latest version of Waves Central.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Clear Waves caches.


    • Hit [Win key] + R and type %localappdata%.
    • Go to Waves Audio > Instl, and delete the Cache folder.


    • In Finder, click on the Go menu while holding down [Alt/Option] and click on Library.
    • Go to Caches > Waves Audio > instl and delete the Cache folder.
  4. Make sure you are logged in to your computer with an Administrator User account.
  5. Temporarily disable any antivirus, firewall or Internet browser add-ons one by one to eliminate the possibility that Waves Central has been blocked by such programs.
  6. Windows: Set User Account Control Settings to Never Notify:

    • Press the [Win key], type UAC and click Change User Account Control settings.
    • Move the slider to the Never notify position, and click OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • Please restart your computer at this point to apply this change.
  7. Make sure the system Time and Date are correct. If they’re not, set them correctly and then re-launch Central.
  8. If you are connected to the internet via proxy, temporarily disable it.

    Go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click the LAN Settings button and uncheck Use proxy server for your LAN.

    Go to System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Proxies tab.
    Under Proxies , make sure nothing in the list is checked.
  9. If you are connected via a business network, ask your IT department or internet service provider (home connection) whether something might be preventing Waves Central from connecting to our servers and writing the required information.
  10. To rule out network issues (slow / unstable connection) connect your computer to a completely different network. If this is not possible, try using the offline installation method:
    1. Download the Offline Installation Folder for Windows | Mac
    2. Unzip the folder to your desktop
    3. Launch the Waves Central application
         Windows: via the desktop shortcut or Start Menu > All Programs > Waves Central.
         Mac: Applications > Waves Central.
    4. Log into Waves Central.
    5. Access the Offline Installer page. Under Install from an Offline Installer, click Browse.
    6. Browse to the desired offline installer folder you just unzipped. It will be named "Waves - xx.xx.xx".
    7. On Mac: When you are in "Waves - xx.xx.xx", select Install.cen and click Open.
      On Windows: When you are in "Waves - xx.xx.xx", click Select Folder.
      Alternatively, you can drag the Install.cen icon onto the Waves Central interface.
    8. From the list, select the products you wish to install.
    9. Click Install.
  11. None of the above worked? Please contact Waves Tech Support.

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