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  1. Long time Minidisc user and glad to be still in operation in Windows 8.1 thanks to this forum. Not looking to switch, but I'm down to my last 2 Hi-MD portables and 1 Hi-MD deck and thinking of replacements. So I bought a couple Sony IC-UX533 and a UX543 (not arrived yet) as a possible replacement (because I use MD for unattended/timed/voice activated recording and pitch control up to 2x normal speed). So... first thing I notice in Windows 8.1, is that when I connect the UX533, it keeps refreshing the device and can't connect to the internal memory. I'm guessing the problem is the same as MD, that is, I need a 64-bit driver. Any ideas how to make it work?? Much appreciated!
  2. I thought Sony removed Sonic Stage download because it cannot run in even Win7 or Win8. Can it really install in 8.1 without any tricks and run just as well as under XP? Confused. At this point I am wondering what kind of trouble you think would come from compatibility mode, and is it worth uninstalling and reinstalling again? Why do I need the Net MD drivers? I tried to install them and Win 8.1 absolutely refuses to use them. Says I already have the right driver and won't change. Is it because I have Hi-MD only? Thanks.
  3. Okay, I got this working. I tried to install, and then uninstall 4 or 5 times. I used the Windows 8.1 Add/remove programs to do the uninstall each time. When I did this (5th iteration of different ideas) SS loaded. I am assuming all is well but haven't transferred a track yet. First, I took the Sonic Stage Ultimate v.2 from this forum and extracted it manually with 7Zip. Then I went to each of the setup.exe files, as well as setupss.exe and used the "properties" to make them all run as administrator. After reboot, I made sure to set omgjbox.exe to run in Windows XPSP3 compatibility mode, and as administrator. After I did that, Sonic Stage loads up.
  4. I'm attempting to install Sonic Stage Ultimate v.2. on Windows 8.1 on a brand new computer. I am completely new to Windows 8.1, favorite old system is running WXPSP3. For the setup, I'm using compatibility mode for Windows XP v.3. and running as administrator. Then I set omgjbox also to run in compatibility mode and admin. Everything seems to install (no error messages) except when I rebooted, and run omgjbox,exe I get the message "Cannot find the Open MG Secure Module. Exiting Sonic Stage. 00005607. [edit] something I did worked, see below.