Windows VISTA

Just a quick post to complain about how much harder it has become to create music using my favorite music software ACID PRO and Windows Vista!


Everything worked great with Windows XP but ever since i got a DELL Dimension E520 with Windows Vista, things have stopped working! I keep Vista for the increased security but I had loads of trouble just installing ACID PRO and now it fucks up all the time. Also I get this annoying error message from Vista telling me the software is incompatible! AHHHHHH

With Windows XP, I could easily record “Line-In” sounds from my synthesizer (Yamaha PSR 530) and microphone using Adobe Audition. With Vista, I am not able to figure out how to simply record sounds into Audition!

So I’m waiting for ACID PRO 7 to come out. And maybe i’ll be able to record with the next version of Adobe Auditio. Because of these problems, I have been much less musically productive in the last couple months! I love to make music! This is really pissing me off!


One solution i have found is to go back to using FruityLoops aka FL Studio XXL. At least it works normally!

Have you had similar problems because of Windows Vista?

** Download LOOPS for Acid Pro on my Famous Loops & Samples page

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UPDATE :: PROBLEM *FIXED*

Stefano has found a solution for the Help Message Error pop up always appearing when using the Track FX Audio Plugins in Acid Pro 6 and Vista. Merci Stefano!

You need to download and install the Microsoft Windows patch update KB917607. Click HERE

Here is what Microsoft has to say about the annoying Help Message Error Popup ::

Article ID : 917607

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included in Microsoft Windows since Microsoft Windows 3.1. WinHlp32.exe is required for users who want to view 32-bit Help files that have the .hlp file name extension.

However, this Windows Help program has not had a major update for many Windows releases, and it no longer meets Microsoft standards. Therefore, starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided that it will no longer include this Windows Help program as a component of Windows. Also, third-party programs that include .hlp files are no longer allowed to redistribute this Windows Help program.

Users who want to view 32-bit .hlp files in Windows Vista or in a future Windows release must now download WinHlp32.exe from the Microsoft Download Center, and then install it on their computers.