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Old 01-17-2011, 10:44 AM
daeron80 daeron80 is offline
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Default Re: Pro Tools 9 and Windows XP?

I don't know about Vista, but it definitely installs on XP - with a warning, as AndyJCP said. The main problem is with Digi/Avid hardware, it only works with drivers that are written for Win7. The drivers may or may not fully install on your XP system. In my situation, the program itself worked great - I did a 62-track mix with VIs and amp sims without a hitch - but I had no MIDI hardware I/O through my 002R.

If you've got a third-party ASIO interface, you should be fine as long as it keeps working right. No support if you run into problems, though. Besided, Win7x64 boots faster than XP, almost everything works faster, and the new features make life easier overall. The only thing I don't like is the way it handles file copy/replace. Makes manual backups a pain. But there's a Classic Shell freeware program that solved that for me.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools 9 and Windows XP?

Save yourself lots of headache.......do a clean install of W7 64!

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Old 08-16-2013, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Pro Tools 9 and Windows XP?

I use 9.0 with XP Pro/ SP3 on a Dell Inspiron with a 1.60GHz processor and 2G of RAM. I don't do much with it, but it's at least ok for creating jam tracks, using an Apogee Jam with ASIO4ALL. It's not adequate for serious sessioners, but I'm making use of my old laptop and a little Randall amp in another room...
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