i just opened my emails & saw the Maschine email that's shown below & i want to be the 1st to say this is Seriously FUCKED UP.. it is. & i'll tell you why Because every time any Major Native Instrument update comes out, or i've had to reinstall Maschine software for whatever reason... i've always had to go through that moment where because the 64-Bit icon was the default that would be installed & placed on the taskbar & put on the desktop .. when i would open Maschine with the 64-Bit option.. i would be shocked that a great amount of my plugins were missing.. Yes, that has always been the case. Then when i would go & open with the 32-Bit option.. Mystery solved.. all my plugs are there on the Menu. That has happened to many other users too. i know because we all chopped it up here in many NI forum discussions. When i finally found out that it was because my older 32-Bit 3rd-party Plugs were not working or even showing up on the 64-Bit platform, & then tried the 32-Bit option & IT WORKED, ALL of my plugs were on the menu with that option.. i then knew NOT to use the 64-Bit option (because i STILL want to have the option to choose to use my older 3rd-party plugs that i have PAID tons of money for). i even posted a Thread here on the community forum after i solved the mystery of why my 32-Bit plugs were missing after NI Software updates.. & many people checked it & were helped by it because they too were having the same problem (a problem that when i emailed & questioned NI support about it.. i never got valid answers). i'm not trippin'.. this is very true. & its freakin' aggravating.!!! That said, WHY is Native Instruments doing this. This is like a Microsoft move.. when they shove something like Windows 10 down our throats, & we have to eat it (or just keep installing the older operating systems.. which for certain purposes i do.. Because when Microsoft "updates" their OS, a lot of my older software/hardware can no longer be used, & i have had to go out & buy new interfaces that are more compatible with the newer OS.. & have my perfectly like knew gear just sitting around the house gathering dust.. its true, its aggravating.. & a total waste of a lot of money). With NI, once they update their Software, & you have to download it through their systems, Native Access.. you have no choice, because the older software is not archived anywhere. the older software can't be chosen or selected anywhere (i have the older 2.0 disk that came with Maschine Mk2, but it won't include the 2.7 updates or any of the newer software functions i.e. Ideas Mode, etc). Since NI is killing the 32-bit option... is there a work around that will allow users to STILL USE their 32-bit plugs. even my Soniccouture expansion that is on my NI Serials list gets effected by this (if i don't use 32-bit, it doesn't show up on my plugs menu) & yes, i know how to install plugs properly. Also i know, YES, 32-Bit things are "supposed" to work under 64-bit systems.. they are. BUT, that has never been the case with Maschine. i have been using Maschine for years now, since the 1.8 software, & i have the older controllers (still have all the hardware Maschine 1, Mk2, The Mikkro) i am a dedicated NI guy.. i've spent real money to BUY NI stuff (my expansions & sofware are NOT Cracked, NOT bought off of Craigslist or somewhere. i know that stuff is out there lol.. i paid hundreds for that overpriced beast Kontact & a ton of other NI stuff).. i just bought the New Mk3. & like i said earlier, whenever i've reinstalled Maschines Software, or an update came out .. once i installed the update.. under the 64-Bit system all over my 32-bit plugs & effects were wiped out.. they would not show up on my plugs menu.. & i'm not the only one with that problem.. In many forums dedicated customers have bitched about this... with the blind leading the blind, & NI people not chiming in. So if there is a REAL work around for this development, please let us know.. because i think taking the option away to use 32-bit is fucked up. (i would be forced to reinstall with a cloned hard drive or something of that nature, which cuts me off from whatever future update i might actually like). i personally would prefer the more power that 64-Bit affords. ALL of my computers (MSI, Alienware, & a Razer laptop).. are 64-Bit, 16 Ram, PCIe SSDs, i7 processors, Turbo-boost laptops.. i want to be working with the best options.. BUT NOT if they are going to wipe out the plugs i want to work with.. With that being the case, we should have the option to choose.