[LAU] HDSP 9652+Win 7 == update flash - bye bye Linux audio & Alsa?

Peder Hedlund peder at musikhuset.org
Thu Mar 18 03:40:56 EDT 2010

Quoting Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>:

>    With older hardware going up in smoke I have new machines and
> unfortunately you cannot load Win XP on these new machines easily. The
> machines do not have floppy drives to load drivers during boot, don't
> understand USB well enough to use something else as far as I can tell,
> and the XP install disk cannot see the SATA hard drives via new
> chipsets so it's all sort of a mess trying to stick with XP.

So far, all new PC's I've encountered still have drivers for XP if you  
go to their website.
The trick to recognizing SATA is to set it to "Compatible" instead of  
"Native" in BIOS. Once you've installed the proper driver you can set  
it back to Native.
If you can't use USB to transfer the drivers after installing XP you  
could burn them on a CD.

That said, I understand that getting the RME to work with Win7 and  
ALSA would be the best option.

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