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How to Roll Back to Waves V12

Last updated on: 10/11/2021 4:00:00 AM

If you have inadvertently installed V13 plugins which cannot run on your operating system or host application and need to use V12 plugins, here are the instructions to roll back your plugins to V12.

If you have activated V13 licenses, no worries! Newly purchased (or demoed) licenses will activate V12 software, as long as the products in question exist in V12.

To find out whether a certain plugin exists in V12, visit the V12 Download page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  1. Quit any host application.
  2. Launch Waves Central and log in.
  3. On the left-hand side, click the Settings page.
  4. Under Maintenance, click the Uninstall drop-down menu and choose to uninstall the current plugins version.
  5. Click the Install Products page > All Products tab.
  6. Click the View menu and select V12.
  7. Use the search bar to search for and select the specific products you wish to install. Review the selections in the Summary section.
  8. Click the Install button.

If needed, learn how to rescan your plugins in your DAW here.

None of the above worked? Contact Technical Support.

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