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How to Solve Stuck Progress Bar in Waves Central

May 15, 2023

If the installation process in Waves Central gets stuck while installing Waves products that include samples (i.e., an Instrument, COSMOS or Waves Creative Access), please cancel the installation and download the sample libraries from the website.

If you have a perpetual license (V9-V14)

  1. Cancel the current installation.
  2. In Waves Central > Install Products Page, reselect your products, but make sure to de-select SD/HD from the product selection.
    Make sure to de-select SD/HD from the product selection
  3. Click “I understand” in the notification that no samples will be installed.
    I understand
  4. Click Install or Install & Activate.
  5. Once installation is done, download all of the samples, or the required sample library for your product here.

If you have a Waves Creative Access license or trying to demo Waves Creative Access

  1. Cancel the current installation.
  2. In Waves Central>Creative Access Page, click on Install & Activate (Or Install Demo).
  3. In the popup window, set Install the samples to off:
    Install the samples
    It will now read Don’t install samples.
    Don’t install samples
  4. Click Install & Activate (Or Install Demo).
  5. Once installation is done, download all of the samples, or the required sample library for your product here.

None of the above worked? Please contact Tech Support.