Yamaha SW1000xg driver for Windows XP 64-bit
Posted on 2004-10-03
I have a new Systemax Gamer box running WindowsXP 64-bit edition on an Athlon chip. I have used the relatively new driver for Yamaha SW1000xg for Windows XP. The system displays no midi inputs or outputs. No yellow warning triangles in Device Manager. Current hypothesis is that while Yamaha released the Windows XP driver it may be using a 16-bit DOS era subsystem that works with XP 32-bit but not 64-bit. There is quite a bit of web stuff on SW1000xg on Windows XP but none of it discusses the 32 / 64 bit distinction. Possible outcomes: there is a mystery configuration of the existing WinXP/32 driver that will make it work on 64-bit edition; or, no-way-Jose.
This question relates somewhat to an 18 month post "skipping audio and hard disks", asked by nickbee on 02/21/2003 09:12AM PST, that remains open and unanswered. Suggestion there is about disk DMA usage.
I am asking this question on behalf of my musically talented but computer challenged brother. I may not have immediate tech info for replies to this thread. Thanks for whatever. David