OK, I have this program called PhatNoise Media Manager, works fine with XP, but my XP is a desktop, I ain't tryin to carry that beast around. My laptop is Vista, I wanna place the PhatNoise Media Manager on it. Already, I hit up the original manufacture of the program & I got this for reply.
---> Please note that Windows Vista is not officially compatible.
The AT&T Natural Voice Engine that ships with some versions of the PhatNoise Music Manager or PhatNoise Media Manager is not Windows Vista compatible. The AT&T voices are third party software and we are unable to resolve the incapability issue because we did not create this software.
Kenwood branded USB 1.1 (ISD) cradles will not work with Windows Vista. Please contact www.cypress.com for information about ISD drivers.
Note that the PhatNoise Media Manager will not work with Windows 64 bit operating systems.
USB 2.0 cradles DO NOT need drivers for Windows Vista. The PhatBox has been discontinued and we will no longer sell accessories. We apologize for the inconvenience.
There is a work around for the PhatNoise Media Manager to work with Vista.
Please follow the instructions below.
Please go to ftp://phatnoise.harman.com/
Download the file named PMM_3.92_setup_FULL.exe and install it OVER your current installation. (You can right click the file, click Copy, then go to your desktop, right-click and click Paste.) Double click the file to install the full latest version. You should no longer need an activation code.
Once the PhatNoise Media Manager 3.92 is installed, follow the instructions below:
1. Right-click on the PMM icon on the desktop and select "Properties"
2. Click the "Shortcut" tab
3. Click "Advanced" button
4. Check the "run as administrator" box
5. Click "OK"
PhatNoise Customer Support
Now, MY QUESTION IS: Is the effort of just erasing Vista of my latop & placing XP & having my program work correctly on it a better deal then jus going with Vista & having it not funtion at all & have days/nights of bullsh*t.....? Just asking for pointers & comments, if some actually got this problem & got it resolved please let me know what you went threw to get to your intented goal. 1