Re: Serial Driver & Windows NT???

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Posted by Dave Luhta on July 13, 1998 at 20:43:38:

In Reply to: Serial Driver & Windows NT??? posted by Oli Rosenbladt on July 06, 1998 at 10:57:03:

: Has anybody had any luck MIDI-ing a serial port in Windows NT? I've just switched from Windows 3.11 to NT, only to find that NT handles drivers differently, and since my new machine doesn't have a Joystick port, I'm slightly un-MIDI at the moment. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Oli, I wanted to add to my last answer to you cause it wasn't much of an answer. NT does these things differently because of the way it layers the op system away from the hardware to increase stability. You have already noticed that there is no 'add new hardware' icon in control panel. I can only suggest that if you cuss the midi into working that you run it and watch it. Always add only one thing at a time. Never put in a sound card and say a modem at the same time, cause neither are likely to work and you won't know which culprit. I have had some limited success with things like band in a box on NT workstations just for fun, but really, if you play with this stuff alot on NT you are heading for a blue screen eventually. It doesn't like alot of Win 95 software to begin with and will sometimes trick you into thinking it is going to be alright only to really put it to you later. NT is not really user friendly and this sort of thing is not really its cup o'tea....It is a network sled-dog for the office/work environment. It lives on a network.

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