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#1 dj.silver

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:20 PM

Wonder if any of you clever dudes can help?

Just got a pc for home/studio use and it's vista. On my lap top that I use for gigs it has windows xp on and I use an m-audio audiophile sound card which is great. However the m-audio is not compatible with vista IPB Image

So has anybody got a thought on an alternative that is vista happy.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:27 PM

You may have a bit of a wait.
XP systems which were withdrawn from retail outlets have started to be put back due to demand - according to news.
Ask Paul Smithy what problems he's had with third party gear and Vista!!!!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(Dukesy @ May 21 2007, 01:27 PM) View Post

You may have a bit of a wait.
XP systems which were withdrawn from retail outlets have started to be put back due to demand - according to news.
Ask Paul Smithy what problems he's had with third party gear and Vista!!!!

Great thanks, that's made my day! IPB Image
As I said I run a laptop with xp and it's gonna STAY xp! IPB Image For gigs I'm still fine, it's just for home use that I'm stuck.

Thanks for your reply though.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(dj.silver @ May 21 2007, 01:36 PM) View Post

Great thanks, that's made my day! IPB Image
As I said I run a laptop with xp and it's gonna STAY xp! IPB Image For gigs I'm still fine, it's just for home use that I'm stuck.

Thanks for your reply though.


How much you wanna spend ??

Look at the Edirol UA 101 or FA 101 should work on any PC with Fire wire (FA) or USB (UA)

http://www.nusystems...rol UA-101.htm

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(UKHero @ May 21 2007, 02:17 PM) View Post

How much you wanna spend ??

Look at the Edirol UA 101 or FA 101 should work on any PC with Fire wire (FA) or USB (UA)

http://www.nusystems...rol UA-101.htm

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Thanks Nik but if you look at the system requirements there's no mention of vista, doesn't say it does support, doesn't say it doesn't. I would bet though it's not compatible.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:15 PM

As Dan says I have Vista - been using it now for 7 weeks which is 49 days too long IMHO.

I haven't found any advantages over XP (or Win 98 for that matter) but loads of disadvantages - it's soooooo slooooow for one, none of the original drivers for additional hardware (printer, camera, router) work with it and the updates, whether from the OEM or MS, are not 100% satisfactory.

I typed 'Vista Running Slow' into Google and there were over 1 million sites that met the search criteria boff.gif Even MS own software (Office 2003, FrontPage etc) doesn't run properly with this operating system (even after the updates).

To sum up it's a pile of pooh.gif
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:44 PM

I have to disagree,,,

I like vista , its been a long time coming and it resolves a lot of problems that i have had with XP..

any newish Creative labs card will work with vista for the purpose of this topic...

anyway you can use your m-audio with vista

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE(DJ Marky Marc @ May 21 2007, 03:44 PM) View Post

I have to disagree,,,

I like vista , its been a long time coming and it resolves a lot of problems that i have had with XP..

any newish Creative labs card will work with vista for the purpose of this topic...

anyway you can use your m-audio with vista

Err well I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you, you CANNOT use an m-audio firewire audiophile on vista, how do I know? Apart from trying to load the drivers on my pc plus checking on their website for any updates, I telephoned their help desk on 01309 671301 (feel free to call) to hear from the horses mouth..... and they said it was NOT compatible at the moment, a new driver is under testing and they're looking to release it within a few weeks.

So how you know more than m-audio, to be honest amazes me! IPB Image

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

Vista is a pile of Poo, anyone want to have a laugh, try getting a Vista PC to work with an ordinary modem USB or PCI, it matters not.

There are still some areas down here that do not have broadband access and if you get a PC with Vista as you're operating system, you ain't getting online with a modem. No drivers for them, and as it is assumed that most people will be on broadband, no plans to make a Vista compatible modem.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:53 PM

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Vista is a pile of Poo, anyone want to have a laugh, try getting a Vista PC to work with an ordinary modem USB or PCI, it matters not.

There are still some areas down here that do not have broadband access and if you get a PC with Vista as you're operating system, you ain't getting online with a modem. No drivers for them, and as it is assumed that most people will be on broadband, no plans to make a Vista compatible modem.

Good eh!

Well Ed you're not far off Cornwall what do you expect!? IPB Image

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(dj.silver @ May 21 2007, 03:54 PM) View Post

Err well I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you, you CANNOT use an m-audio firewire audiophile on vista, how do I know? Apart from trying to load the drivers on my pc plus checking on their website for any updates, I telephoned their help desk on 01309 671301 (feel free to call) to hear from the horses mouth..... and they said it was NOT compatible at the moment, a new driver is under testing and they're looking to release it within a few weeks.

So how you know more than m-audio, to be honest amazes me! IPB Image


I must admit, when I first saw this topic I did a search...and I must agree with Marky......there certainly do appear to be vista upgrades available for at least some of the m-audio cards!!!!
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE(digitaldistortion @ May 21 2007, 04:54 PM) View Post

I must admit, when I first saw this topic I did a search...and I must agree with Marky......there certainly do appear to be vista upgrades available for at least some of the m-audio cards!!!!

According to m-audio the ONLY vista driver available is for a product called session. http://www.m-audio.c...82720fb3beba029 http://www.m-audio.c...support.drivers

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE(dj.silver @ May 21 2007, 04:53 PM) View Post

Well Ed you're not far off Cornwall what do you expect!? IPB Image

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE(dj.silver @ May 21 2007, 02:20 PM) View Post

Thanks Nik but if you look at the system requirements there's no mention of vista, doesn't say it does support, doesn't say it doesn't. I would bet though it's not compatible.

Cheers though.


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

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So how you know more than m-audio, to be honest amazes me


didnt say i did , i just said you could use your m audio card with vista (64bit) ... there are XP 64bit beta drivers you can force vista to load...

or just wait 2 weeks for the vista beta driver....



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