I should know why. But, I can't figure this out. I recently upgraded my MM 2022 Premium to Ver. 126.96.36.199 on 09-20-22. Everything looked and worked fine in Win10. I could even access it offline to continue my projects. Last night I decided to purchase VITA SAMPLER for $29.99 USD. It seemed to work fine in a New project and I saved it accordingly. But then it wouldn't open up properly and new version off MM crashed, along with weird banners stating it won't load current VST's, VSTi's, etc.
The Bottom line is, I troubleshooted things repeatedly via proper re-starts, initiating Disk Clean up and off-line scanning with MS Defender for (as I always do). I avoid third party virus progs at all costs and keep Win Updates Manual to appear as reminders in my Power Button off Start menu.
Now it seems I can't run MM Premium unless I sign into the store account. I don't always want to do that. Unless I sign in now, the Splash Screen logo for Premium Edition won't appear and MM Premium runs only as Free Edition.
Appreciate some insight on this and thanks!