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NetMD for Windows 7 64bit

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W7/32 bit is fine.

Install the right driver and you should be away to the races.

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W7/32 bit is fine.

Install the right driver and you should be away to the races.

Oh, because I installed the files that came with the CD, and did what I usually do with XP but no matter what I tried M-Crew just wouldn't detect the Hi-Fi. Confuuuused

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Let's add a list in the download link description of all the models that the driver works for.

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er.. well... it's a bit anecdotal at the moment.

Our feeling is it should be working for ALL, and there is no evidence to the contrary. Certainly everyone who tried it got their unit working.

What almost certainly does NOT work is the PCLK part.

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Hi there

Just joined this forum. It's great to know I'm not alone in this problem.

As a musician, I've had the invaluable use of a mini-disc recorder for a good 8-years now and was obviously delighted when Sony brought out the Hi-MD so I could transfer recordings (of my own practice and live performances as a musician) direct from there to my computer, and make CDs from it (to give to friends or for my own records etc).

However, my old (Windows XP) computer has just failed on me, and I

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The good news is that SonicStage does work under Windows 7 64 bit - I'm living proof.

With the caveat that you download and allow Windows to install the driver from post #54 in this thread. It's in the downloads section of our site.

Stephen

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This is my personal computer at home, no one else uses it, I have obviously never been logged as anything other than administrator, but I still got the message about not being logged on as administrator! Tried to google it but haven't managed to solve it that way. Ok will try your suggestions and get back to you thank you.

cheers

Tim

PS Stephen, just looked at the download files - obviously I will need the Sonic Stage ultimate 4.3, do I need to download and install all of the others too?

Please advise. Thank you for your help and patience, I really need this software!!

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You will need the Sonic Stage Ultimate. You will need the netmd760, probably best to install that even before Sonic Stage, but please don't shoot me if that turns out to be wrong.

I have no idea which "others" of the 100+ files in our downloads you are meaning. No, you shouldn't need anything else.

Whether Simple Burner will work with this netmd760 driver setup is unknown. (I bet someone out there has tried it and will come rushing forward). It is known to fail completely.

As far as needing to be Admin, what you may wish to do is to get rid of UAC. Microsoft say this isn't a good idea. But it may be actually necessary for some legacy software like SS. For the moment try "run as administrator" for every time you use it (this may be a matter of making a permanent link of some kind, I don't recall how, and I still don't have W7/64 running myself, so this is the blind leading the blind to a certain extent!!!!). It is entirely possible that Avrin somehow got around this with the ultimate install (or that it's a later version of some components, which I believe to be the case), and your Administrator problem will go away.

You can actually try logging in as "administrator".

Stephen

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Can someone PM me a list of devices compatible with these drivers, or should I just peek in the inf file?

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Sorry, but once I've downloaded the Net MD 760, what do I do with the files???? I'm doing this before I try the sonic stage itself.

clueless here.

thanks

Tim

PS What's UAC ?

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Sorry, but once I've downloaded the Net MD 760, what do I do with the files???? I'm doing this before I try the sonic stage itself.

clueless here.

thanks

Tim

insert a netMD disk into your unit, and plug the unit into the PC via the (USB) cable provided. When the popup about drivers occurs, point Windows at the driver you have (the INF, but all three need to be in the same folder). I suspect it may have more trouble if it's the zip file, so they may need to be extracted from it first.

PS What's UAC ?

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-user-account-control-uac-the-easy-way-on-windows-vista/

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You will need the Sonic Stage Ultimate.

Can you elaborate on this Stephen? I thought the Ultimate (or Pro) versions were only necessary if you wanted to run Simple Burner on virtual XP. Won't your Net MD 760 files work with any version?

Whether Simple Burner will work with this netmd760 driver setup is unknown. (I bet someone out there has tried it and will come rushing forward). It is known to fail completely.

I've just tried it (with W7 Pro 64 bit) and get the message "MD Simple Burner does not support this operating system." You can still install it if you set up a virtual machine running XP (for which you do need Ultimate or Pro), but from my own experience, by the time you've got XP up and running you might as well have used SonicStage.

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Can you elaborate on this Stephen? I thought the Ultimate (or Pro) versions were only necessary if you wanted to run Simple Burner on virtual XP. Won't your Net MD 760 files work with any version?

"Ultimate" refers to the version of Sonic Stage, not the version of Windows. There are TWO Ultimates here, unfortunately.

I've just tried it (with W7 Pro 64 bit) and get the message "MD Simple Burner does not support this operating system." You can still install it if you set up a virtual machine running XP (for which you do need Ultimate or Pro), but from my own experience, by the time you've got XP up and running you might as well have used SonicStage.

There was always a problem if one set up Simple Burner after SonicStage. IIRC it was necessary to reinstall Sonic Stage over top to get the low level components working. Presumably SB, being of a previous generation was naughty about what it installed and failed to check for later versions of OMG, or something like that.

So at a guess my order would be (regardless of what was already on the machine):

1. Simple Burner

2. Drivers (760)

3. Sonic Stage Ultimate.

I know for a fact that SS Ultimate (once again, simply the last version of Sonic Stage, nothing to do with Windows version or configuration) can be installed over top of previous versions including the Sony 4.3 and no harm will come.

It may be necessary to delete some NetMD drivers and reinstall the 760 one, at the end, but I am really not sure of the exact sequence. I have given a pointer to the original thread detailing how to get rid of NetMD (indeed any other!) drivers you don't want, higher up this thread, in post #53.

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"Ultimate" refers to the version of Sonic Stage, not the version of Windows. There are TWO Ultimates here, unfortunately.

Apologies - I should have read your post more carefully.

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Glad to say I have successfully installed and am happily using Sonic Stage ultimate in Windows 7 (64-bit)

I didn't have any previous versions installed, and I had downloaded the Net MD 760 drivers as you suggested and it seemed to find them itself.

Thanks guys!

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Glad to say I have successfully installed and am happily using Sonic Stage ultimate in Windows 7 (64-bit)

I didn't have any previous versions installed, and I had downloaded the Net MD 760 drivers as you suggested and it seemed to find them itself.

Thanks guys!

You say "8 years" - implying that you may have some disks that are "legacy" disks (pre-HiMD). You can and should be able to upload HiMD-formatted 80m disks (and of course 1GB disks which are only ever HiMD formatted) without any drivers, however. The crunch may come when you try to upload the "pre-HiMD" disks to the PC. This is when you WILL need the 760 NetMD driver (and of course your RH1 since no other unit will actually perform said upload).

Good luck, and come back to us here if you have any more comments or troubles.

Stephen

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I found 64bit NetMD/HiMD drivers that work great for my MZ-RH1 and Windows 7 64bit PC.

<snip>

This post has been hidden, the correct place to go for these drivers is in the downloads section of this website, noted higher up this thread.

Thanks

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I just bought a NetMD MZ-DN430 minidisc player. I have upgraded the software the software sonicstage to 4.3 with the windows 7 compatibility mode. I still cannot get sonicstage to recognize my minidisc player. I have installed the drivers that came on the CD that came with the MD Player, but windows 7 does not recognize them. When I go to device and printers and right click on the MD Player >properties>Hardware tab> properties again then the details tab and there are 2 files:

USB\VID_054C&PID_00CA&REV_0100

USB\VID_054C&PID_00CA

I have tried everything that I could think of to get the system to recognize the MD Player. My Laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN SR530. it is a 64 bit system running windows 7 preinstalled. it's processor is 2.2Ghz with 8gigs of ram.

I have used an NE430 version of the player before, but I had windows 2000 pro and no problems.

If there is anyone that can help, Please.

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Suggestions:

1: read this thread from the very beginning and try to understand it

2: install Avrin's Sonic Stage Ultimate Version 2 (from our downloads section) over top of your existing Sonic Stage installation.

3. (if you did the above install in Windows XP virtual machine - obviously you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate, or you are misleading yourself and us - see the USB drop down at the top of the screen, and turn on the USB for your NetMD device)

4. If you want to run SonicStage WITHOUT the compatibility mode, install the drivers referenced in this thread as NetMD760.*, and chortle all the way home. This will be much faster and much less hassle than firing up the XP virtual machine every time.

(for the technically minded, your x00CA information listed above means that your device is considered to all intents and purposes the same as an MZ-NE410).

Welcome to the forums.

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Ok, I have read all 4 pages in this section of the forum. I understand most of it, but I have no programming experience under my belt and have no idea how to modify any .inf file. Now, I know how to get to them, but I do not know how to modify them and I am afraid to make changes thinking I will mess up my OS (windows 7 Home Premium, sorry that I did not mention it in the previous post).

I have tried what you said to install SS 4.3 #2 over the original and I now cannot get SS 4.3 to load. I get an error. I have tried numerous times to uninstall and reinstall SS 4.3 and the openMG secure module and meet up with an error that I don't have time ot read before the system shuts down for reboot.

The drivers are still not loaded for the MD, even with the SS 4.3 #2. I have been working on this problem for about 12 hrs now and it is starting to frustrate me.

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