Sorry to hear you were having trouble. Is this the GitHub issue you opened? https://github.com/sonic-pi-net/sonic-pi/issues/2512
There are a lot of issues on GitHub, but we do care about them all! Sonic Pi gets used in a lot of schools (where Windows support is definitely important) and we don’t want teachers to have to figure out installation issues alone - that’s why we encourage people to open issues in GitHub directly from the error screen.
That said, we would normally aim to get to an issue sooner than 30 days but everyone involved has been busy working on a new beta release which just went out yesterday. It’s likely that we would have swept up some of the issues soon but I’m still sorry you were left waiting.
Moving onto the issue, I’ll reply on that GitHub thread too but it looks like
SC_PortAudioDriver: PortAudio failed at Pa_OpenStream with error: 'Unanticipated host error'
could not initialize audio.
is the problem. Sonic Pi uses the SuperCollider project for synthesis. SuperCollider on Windows relies on PortAudio. There’s a (long) GitHub issue here about it https://github.com/supercollider/supercollider/issues/3976 but it looks like they got it working eventually by updating their version of ASIO4ALL https://github.com/supercollider/supercollider/issues/3976#issuecomment-413060893
Let’s move the technical discussion to the GitHub issue if possible. I’ll track it from there.