My Midi keyboard isn't working on Vista. HELP!

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Brakezz, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Brakezz

    Brakezz

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    (I'm from the Netherlands so my english isn't very good.)

    I have bought a new computer, with Windows Vista Home Premium.

    I make music with my computer and have a Midi-keyboard, i connect it with a usb kabel.

    But Vista can't get it working. I have search for Drivers but i can't find it for my keyboard,

    It is a (M-audio) Evolution MK-149.

    Is there something what i can do, so it wil work?!

    I hope so.

    Should it work on Windows 7?



    Greetz B.
     
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    Looks like you're out of luck. Did a quick search of the Microsoft Update Catalog (which includes all XP, Vista, and Seven drivers), and there's no listing for that keyboard.



    A quick Google showed bunches of posts from folks that claimed it worked with Windows 98 but wouldn't work with XP -- cause they couldn't find any XP drivers.
     
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    Thanks for your reaction



    My last computer had Windows XP, and it was working well!

    But why couldnĀ“t it work on vista?

    Do I have to buy a new Midi-Keyboard, or what?



    There is nothing I can do about it?
     
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    Because Microsoft completely re-engineered the audio infrastructure for Vista such that XP drivers don't work anymore.

    Basically, without drivers, you can't use the hardware; so basically, yes.
     
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