Monday, July 20, 2009
Hello, Internets. Let me tell you a sad story about how installing unsupported drivers for new audio hardware can entirely jack up your Vista machine.
When I bought Serato second-hand from a dude on Craigslist, I was advised to just install the software that came in the box and update it afterward, so that’s what I did. Yeah, I know, I’m a jackass. I even do application support for a living and should totally know better. Ordinarily, I toss whatever driver CD and go straight to the manufacturer’s website for even little things like USB wireless adapters. But the guy, he said…
So I followed the advice I was given. To his credit, the seller didn’t know I was running Vista (or he may have offered to let me out of the deal and find another buyer).
Serato installed fine, the driver installed fine. It started fine. I loaded a couple of tracks and played around with the control records, nice. Then I closed the program.
Restart. Start the program, play around, close the program, unplug the device.