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Can't get M-Audio Quattro to work in Vista 64

Posted on 2010-01-03
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello, I just got an M-Audio Quattro USB Audio Interface and I can't get it to work on my Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 64-bit OS.
I tried installing the Windows XP drivers and those don't work and I also tried installing the program at this page and it doesn't work either:

Please help!
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Neither M-Audio or anyone else ever produced any 64-bit drivers for the Quattro USB.

It simply won't work under Vista x64.

You MAY be able to use it in a VMWare virtual machine if you install a supported OS in the VM ... e.g. XP.    Since VMWare allows the VM to control the host's USB ports, you could install the drivers in a VMWare machine and access the interface through the VM.    This would, of course, require that you install your software that works with it in the VM as well.
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"Unsolvable" is exactly what I said -- for an x64 OS.    So that IS the answer to your question :-)

However ... did you try using an x32 virtual machine in a VMWare hypervisor?    If you direct your USB port to the virtual machine, it will very likely work just fine in the virtual machine.    I've done this for a variety of hardware that didn't have 64-bit support, and it almost always works fine.

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