Vital 1.5.1 Crashes on Launch

Does the new 1.5.1 update work on Windows 7 (64-bit?)

I know the previous version worked fine on this OS, but I just installed the new update (I did restart the PC after installation as instructed). But Vital now immediately crashes upon launch (the GUI doesn’t even have chance to instantiate in the plugin window before the crash).

I tried the Standalone version, which instantly crashes to desktop.

I also tried loading the VST and VST3 formats in the current version of FL Studio 20, but they also crash the DAW.


I’d suggest to try to update graphics drivers if possible (wild guess that your issue is related to it). Sadly the support for Windows 7 ended on 14th of January 2020 which means sooner or later you can expect things to not work as intended or not work at all…

It would be best to try to update your machine to at least Windows 10 in near future.

Good luck!

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What graphics card do you have?

I switched to using Direct3d11 on Windows and a couple of graphics cards don’t support the feature main feature list. If that’s the issue I’m looking into supporting older Direct3D9 or OpenGL 2.1 (which is ancient and what I’m using on Linux so shouldn’t be too hard)

Also want to add I don’t technically support Windows 7


Okay. I will go back to v1.0.8 on this Windows 7 device.

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Actually can you try redownloading version 1.5.1 and see if it works for you now?
I fixed a few things and expanded support to older computers so wondering if that covers your issue.

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I am having the same problem with Vital 1.5 crashing; all I see is a black screen when Vital tries to open up as a Standalone and within 5 seconds it closes. It also crashes Studio One Pro too. This only happens on my laptop which has Windows 10 (64-bit).

win7 x64 same problem. new version vital breaks daw when starting vst. sad

Win7 and 8 are not (and never were) officially supported.

what daw are you using?

fl studio

this version 1.0.8 works 4 me 2 but newer ones still keep crashing on call. maybe there are dependencies of windows that are packed with older versions that make it work while new versions setup just doesnt installs them ?

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I’m currently operating on Windows 10 Pro and suffering the same issue. I open a new reaper session, input a virtual instrument track and when I choose vital it crashes my daw. Been having this problem since November last year. Both versions 1.0.7 & 1.5.5 crash the daw no matter what. Any solutions?

(re) move the skins folder and try again.