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I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card.

The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing the Window 7 drivers from here but no joy so far.

As per the instructions I remove the USB cable from the port. I then run setup.exe and (which I have set to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode). It starts doing it's stuff then says "Please insert the USB cable and wait"......that's where things stop! Nothing happens. I don't even here the "ding-dong" of the USB device being recoginised.

Obviously I realise that the drivers are for windows 7 and not 8, but was hoping that someone would be able to crowbar it to work!!!

Any tips appreciated.

Thanks

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See if this thread is relevant, regarding the Advanced switch at the back of the unit. –  harrymc May 1 '12 at 9:26
    
Have you tried calling Rolland? I didn't see any forums supplied by them or I'd say use that, but if you contact the company you might talk them into putting you through to whoever writes their drivers. –  Mark Allen May 4 '12 at 23:25

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Two quotes in the FAQ for the product:

The driver came with the Windows 7 have some limitation, use the Windows 7 Compatibility driver instead.

This makes me believe the Compatibilty driver (with possibly reduced features) available for Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) does not have all the fullfeatures. Can you verify you are attempting to use the correct one?

For the products introduced after Windows 7, please refer to each product information page on the Roland.com website.

All downloads for UA-25 here, I imagine when/if a Windows 8 driver is available it will be listed. There is no mention at all of Windows 8 compatibility anywhere else on their website.

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It sounds like the device doesn't even have real Windows 7 specfic drivers only "compatability drivers" my guess he will see neither Windows 7 drivers nor Windows 8 drivers for this device. –  Ramhound May 3 '12 at 14:28
    
Alas, I think you are right. Thanks for taking the time to have a look around. –  ETFairfax May 4 '12 at 20:44

The Windows 7 x64 driver doesn't install in Windows 8 Release Preview. However, the Vista x64 driver does and appears to work well if installed manually through Control Panel. No issues as of yet. Hope this helps.

Cheers

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For anyone coming to this question now, it seems Roland have now released a Windows 8 driver for the UA-25, so hopefully all should now be well.

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