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Rio 500 and Windows XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boaster, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. boaster

    boaster Thread Starter

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    I went to install the Rio 500 Software on Windows XP and received a message warning me that the drivers weren't certified and that they might crash the system. I didn't install them but was wondering if they really do work and the warning is superflous.

    I tried asking Diamond but all they said was they don't support Windows XP and "Legacy" Rios. This sucks--I just bought the Rio 500 a year ago and can't really afford to buy a new MP3 player every year (and shouldn't have to).

    Anyone have any experience with the Rio 500 and XP? Thanks
     
  2. Rikku

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    Boaster,

    I can't say that I have an answer for you, but I feel like ranting a little.

    I am so tired of new Operating Systems making recent programs and devices obsolete. I could understand if you wanted to use your original foot and a half long 8-bit SoundBlaster card with XP and it wouldn't work, but we're talking about products purchased within the last year or even within the last month!

    It sucks and something must be done!!! I purchased RealJukebox Plus a couple years ago and have been using it since for MP3 encoding. Just yesterday I downloaded and installed RealOne. It uninstalled RealJukebox Plus and then wouldn't let me encode any higher than 96k!! It said I had to pay more money to do so! :mad: I tried to reinstall RealJukeBoxPlus but it said that the two products are not allowed to co-exist.

    But my biggest amount of griping has to be about system utilities such as PcAnywhere and Systemworks. The companies that make these LOVE new OS releases because thier older (less than one year old products) never work correctly on the new OS and you are forced to pay to upgrade to a version that works.

    In anycase, I agree with you, The Rio 500 is not at all an old player and should definitely be supported by Diamond with Windows XP. They certainly could provide a workaround, but they would rather have you pay money for another player...

    In fact I've noticed an increasing apathy of companies to provide support in such cases. Its almost as if the devices and software you buy are tied to the particular OS that you buy them for.

    ok, id better end here.:rolleyes:
     
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