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    Question Adobe Audition won't start on Win8

    I dual boot Windows 7 and 8 on an Asus motherboard PC, both work fine, with one exception.
    I use Adobe Audition 3.0 for editing audio files, on W7 it works perfectly, on W8 when I try to start it, it says no supported audio device is available.
    I've compared settings on both systems and they seem to be the same. I've tried a program called ASIO4ALL, which checks audio device configurations and gives the same results on both Operating systems.
    Obviously the background hardware is identical in both cases, so I'm now at a loss as how to proceed.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

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    I've tried reinstalling and all the other suggestions, with no change.
    Is there a settings file for audio that might be referenced by Audition that could be faulty?

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    The Adobe site does not say Audition 3.0 is compatible with Windows 8. It say it is compatible with XP & Vista - Audition 3.0 Readme. Audition CS6 had Audition CS6 5.0.2 update patch released. Bug fixes, Windows 8 compatibility. to make it compatible with Windows 8. I suspect you are just lucky that it runs on Windows 7 and doubt that Adobe will patch version 3.0 to run on Windows 8.

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    I hear what you say, Joe, but many people run it on Windows 8.
    Perhaps I'm just one of the unlucky ones.

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    The only other thing would be to check to see if your Windows 8 drivers are up-to-date.

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    Audition 1.5 works just fine for me on Windows 8. But I had a similar problem with Audition 2.0 on Windows Vista, which is why I never upgraded and stuck with 1.5. Adobe support gave me all kinds of reasons why working with sound on Windows was so difficult; what I couldn't understand is why Audacity, open source and free, worked just fine but why Audition, which costs $$$, didn't.

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    I installed Audacity, mainly to see if it suffered from the same problem.
    It works perfectly, I just like Audition's plug-ins etc better! Shame it won't work.

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