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Windows 7: Pro Tools on Windows 7

06 Aug 2009   #1

windows 7
Pro Tools on Windows 7

I'm working on Pro Tools 7.4 M-Powered ... now i installed on pc windows 7 , but i can't use Pro Tools because some files from internet explorer 8 make some conflicts... to work with PT i must to unistall ie8 and install ie7, then PT will work... can somebody help me?

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27 Oct 2009   #2

xp, linux
ie8 vs protools

ie8 does not seem to work with protools at all, go back to ie6 or use firefox. [preferably firefox ]
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16 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7

I have the same problem on windows 7.
Does anyone know what to do.
Not allowing me to uninstall ie8
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17 Nov 2009   #4

protools doesn't work on windows 7

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 your drive.

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..
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09 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows Vista 32 bit all Ultimate

Pro Tools 8 does work with Windows 7. Its not approved by Digi, but I have got several people up and running with PT and Windows 7.
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10 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7

How did you manage to get started on windows 7?
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11 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows Vista 32 bit all Ultimate

Come here

I have a whole thread about Windows 7 and Pro Tools
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25 Feb 2010   #8

Win XP/7
Try This

Here's an idea just skip the internet explorer Install... I believe you don't need it, don't quote me on it, but technical you don't need it to complete the install of Pro Tools... but you might run into some problems later on down the road, not sure... Most of my recordings are done on a mac so I don't worry about stuff like that... just outdated hardware, but my home studio is p.c. based dual OS XP/ 7.
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26 Mar 2010   #9

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emmelle View Post
I have the same problem on windows 7.
Does anyone know what to do.
Not allowing me to uninstall ie8
You have to uninstall internet explorer !
to do this just

1 - go start search for "turn windows features on or off"
2 - a windows aper so just on check internet explorer and click yes
3 - pres ok and then i will ask you to restart you pc


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27 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows Vista 32 bit all Ultimate

I have IE8 on my PC and Pro Tools works great. the IE8 problem was overblown and only effected a few people. If you think IE8 is the problem just do this simple fix...

Instructions to modify internet settings
1.Open Regedit (from Run Window enter “regedit” press OK)
2.In Regedit browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings
3.Right click on the empty space in the right hand side of Registry Editor window and choose New > DWORD Value
4.Name the DWORD AllowCookies and press enter
5.Double click on the AllowCookies DWORD and enter 1 in the Value Data field then press OK
6.Launch Pro Tools
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