dual boot with xp and windows 7: soundmax installation in one OS botches install in the other

Posted: 01-13-2009, 03:14 AM
I don't see a windows 7 beta ng, so I'm posting here since 7 is so closely
related to Vista.

The problem is simple: I've an Asus P5b Deluxe with Soundmax, and it works
ok on XP Pro sp3. I've just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 on another
hard drive, and all works well except for the fact that when I install the
Soundmax drivers on 7, the installation on XP is corrupted, I'm told I need
to uninstall and reinstall, and then that corrupts the install on windows 7.
Etc. The Soundmax install doesn't give me an install directory option, but
I'm surprised that, since XP and 7 are on different hard drives, that they
are messing each other up. Any way around this? Thanks.
Bill


dual boot with xp and windows 7: soundmax installation in one OS botches install in the other


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Re: dual boot with xp and windows 7: soundmax installation in one OS botches install in the other
Posted: 01-13-2009, 04:01 AM

"RE" <don't mail me@thanks.com> wrote in message
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>I don't see a windows 7 beta ng, so I'm posting here since 7 is so closely
>related to Vista.
>
> The problem is simple: I've an Asus P5b Deluxe with Soundmax, and it works
> ok on XP Pro sp3. I've just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 on another
> hard drive, and all works well except for the fact that when I install the
> Soundmax drivers on 7, the installation on XP is corrupted, I'm told I
> need to uninstall and reinstall, and then that corrupts the install on
> windows 7. Etc. The Soundmax install doesn't give me an install directory
> option, but I'm surprised that, since XP and 7 are on different hard
> drives, that they are messing each other up. Any way around this?
> Thanks.
> Bill
>
Soundmax does give a choice of where to install it. I just installed
it yesterday on XP Pro on E:. The installer's destination line
showed it was going to install it on C:, which is my main XP Pro,
so I just changed the C: to E: and it installed on E:. It also allows
you to browse to another location, but the option isn't that
obvious.


RE
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Re: dual boot with xp and windows 7: soundmax installation in one OS botches install in the other
Posted: 01-13-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks for your help.
Puzzling. Using the latest version from the Asus website, I'm not given an
option, I just get a splash screen and then it busies itself with
installation. I discovered that going through the procedure one more time
has led to Soundmax being available on both xp and 7.
However, now I'm being told that I've got mouse driver conflicts. Never had
a problem like this with dual or triple boot setups.
"Ian D" <taurus@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> "RE" <don't mail me@thanks.com> wrote in message
> news:u28z03SdJHA.4900@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>I don't see a windows 7 beta ng, so I'm posting here since 7 is so closely
>>related to Vista.
>>
>> The problem is simple: I've an Asus P5b Deluxe with Soundmax, and it
>> works ok on XP Pro sp3. I've just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 on
>> another hard drive, and all works well except for the fact that when I
>> install the Soundmax drivers on 7, the installation on XP is corrupted,
>> I'm told I need to uninstall and reinstall, and then that corrupts the
>> install on windows 7. Etc. The Soundmax install doesn't give me an
>> install directory option, but I'm surprised that, since XP and 7 are on
>> different hard drives, that they are messing each other up. Any way
>> around this? Thanks.
>> Bill
>>
>
> Soundmax does give a choice of where to install it. I just installed
> it yesterday on XP Pro on E:. The installer's destination line
> showed it was going to install it on C:, which is my main XP Pro,
> so I just changed the C: to E: and it installed on E:. It also allows
> you to browse to another location, but the option isn't that
> obvious.
>

Ian D
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Re: dual boot with xp and windows 7: soundmax installation in one OS botches install in the other
Posted: 01-13-2009, 04:26 PM

"RE" <don't mail me@thanks.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for your help.
> Puzzling. Using the latest version from the Asus website, I'm not given
> an
> option, I just get a splash screen and then it busies itself with
> installation. I discovered that going through the procedure one more time
> has led to Soundmax being available on both xp and 7.
> However, now I'm being told that I've got mouse driver conflicts. Never
> had
> a problem like this with dual or triple boot setups.
> "Ian D" <taurus@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:en6RiOTdJHA.556@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "RE" <don't mail me@thanks.com> wrote in message
>> news:u28z03SdJHA.4900@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>I don't see a windows 7 beta ng, so I'm posting here since 7 is so
>>>closely related to Vista.
>>>
>>> The problem is simple: I've an Asus P5b Deluxe with Soundmax, and it
>>> works ok on XP Pro sp3. I've just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 on
>>> another hard drive, and all works well except for the fact that when I
>>> install the Soundmax drivers on 7, the installation on XP is corrupted,
>>> I'm told I need to uninstall and reinstall, and then that corrupts the
>>> install on windows 7. Etc. The Soundmax install doesn't give me an
>>> install directory option, but I'm surprised that, since XP and 7 are on
>>> different hard drives, that they are messing each other up. Any way
>>> around this? Thanks.
>>> Bill
>>>
>>
>> Soundmax does give a choice of where to install it. I just installed
>> it yesterday on XP Pro on E:. The installer's destination line
>> showed it was going to install it on C:, which is my main XP Pro,
>> so I just changed the C: to E: and it installed on E:. It also allows
>> you to browse to another location, but the option isn't that
>> obvious.
>>
>
My Soundmax installation was on an Asus P6T Dlx, using the MB
utility disk. Maybe only this later version has this installation option.
The version is 5.10.1.6520. I almost missed that it was destined for C:
instead of E:, because most software installs itself on the OS drive by
default. It just occurs to me that when I installed the SoundMax
drivers on my P5B Dlx WiFi, with multiboot XP and Vista, I was able
to properly assign the installation location. I can't check that now,
as I've installed a Soundblaster card.


 
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