Pro Tools doesn't work on windows 7 . PERIOD
DAE err0r this, DAE eRR0r that. Pro Tools Compatibility with Upcoming Microsoft Windows 7
IE8 will end it for you on ALL VERSIONS OF WINDOWS!
If you have an os with IE8, slipstreamed etc. you might get away with the driver
only install and use an alternative to protools, like MAGIX
for example. But this really is bad for folks with expensive hardware.
Shame on Microsoft, for not providing a tool to YANK IE 8 Out and install IE 6 or 7
Basically Microsoft are saying you need to spend for new hardware. But even with the latest awesome digidesign product ~Eleven Rack, things simply won't work. This is unbelievable how arrogant politics have gotten. They can give a dog about if you spent 6 months installing and tweaking and debugging for a perfect workstation. And it all is 100% Microsoft's fault, so don't blame AVID!
My advice for Pro Tools right now is start with XP Pro SP2, and do your basic updates, building, debugging, with CUSTOM choices always. And when it says IE8 say forget that.
Also on XP use PSI
to update things, just not Internet Explorer 8!!!
I would fit such a workstation with a Kaspersky KIS (The one with the internet security) Buy a real license
and you'll not regret it.
Keep the whole mess hidden behind IPCop
if you have to use the web to update your music to your blogs etc..
Also buy two hard-drives exactly the same, and Clone
Keep/Manage your Shopping, Browsing, and Banking browsers in a VM OS[s]
This isn't to say I don't have LOVE for WIN 7 . I absolutely do . I am simply stating FACT as of the CURRENT TIME on your CLOCK. (Or this post better yet)
This also worries me in the future. Cause if we can't BUY and do basic patching and drivers
on a basic XP (protected by a serious hardware firewall) a lot of hardware becomes lay to waste.
Furthermore, it will promote piracy by angering the public! e.g. Won't cooperate? Fine.
I ain't advocating nothing, except making the right choices and paying for what you need. But clarify needs, and make it available or your only creating a backlash of anger and resentment. Nothing like sitting in a room needing a driver, and not being smart enough to code the driver up for yourself. If anything there ought to be a grace period where everyone can copy all the files which were ever created for XP. To not put such a backup policy in place is literally dangerous, if not a national security problem. There's copyright, and there's survival of the human species. Come on, be reasonable. I Know you don't want to provide URLS for updates openly, but really it's what you MUST do in order to RID yourself permanently of XP without angering your customer.
The days of the FTP downloaded update are back.
If you don't see it? Fine, buddy, get your flu shot..