Make the Windows 7 driver working on Windows 10

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Make the Windows 7 driver working on Windows 10

Postby eXim82 » 15:57, 2 July 2016

Hi there

I want to help to let the MC-808 work in Windows 10 environment as MIDI device (also to work with the editor). It is nearly the same work as with Windows 8 or 8.1.

1. Download the Windows 7 32 and 64 bit driver: http://www.roland.com/support/article/? ... s&p=MC-808
2. Extract the compressed file
3. Open the extracted folder and go to the folder Files\64bit\Files\ or Files\32bit\Files\. It depends on the OS Bit edition you have.
4. Open the File RDIF1064.INF
5. Replace now the following part:

For the file in folder "Files\64bit\Files\":

[Manufacturer]
%MfgName%=Roland,NTamd64.6.1,NTamd64.6.2

;[ControlFlags]
;ExcludeFromSelect=*

[Roland]
;; WindowsVista 64 or Windows XP 64
;; not supported

[Roland.NTamd64.6.1]
;; Windows7
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTamd64.6.2]
;; not supported

REPLACE WITH

[Manufacturer]
%MfgName%=Roland,NTamd64.6.1,NTamd64.6.2,NTamd64.10.0

;[ControlFlags]
;ExcludeFromSelect=*

[Roland]
;; WindowsVista 64 or Windows XP 64
;; not supported

[Roland.NTamd64.6.1]
;; Windows7
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTamd64.6.2]
;; Windows8
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTamd64.10.0]
;; Windows10
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

For the file in "Files\32bit\Files\":

[Manufacturer]
%MfgName%=Roland,NTx86.6.1,NTx86.6.2

;[ControlFlags]
;ExcludeFromSelect=*

[Roland]
;; WindowsVista or WindowsXP or Windows2000 or Windows9X / ME
;; not supported

[Roland.NTx86.6.1]
;; Windows7
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTx86.6.2]
;; not supported

REPLACE WITH

[Manufacturer]
%MfgName%=Roland,NTx86.6.1,NTx86.6.2,NTx86.10.0

;[ControlFlags]
;ExcludeFromSelect=*

[Roland]
;; WindowsVista or WindowsXP or Windows2000 or Windows9X / ME
;; not supported

[Roland.NTx86.6.1]
;; Windows7
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTx86.6.2]
;; Windows8
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

[Roland.NTx86.10.0]
;; Windows10
%RDID0064DeviceDesc%=RDID0064Install, USB\VID_0582&PID_00A9 ; MC-808

7. Save the file
8. Now Start windows with Signed Driver Enforcement Disabled as follow:
- Open Settings
- Update & Security
- Recovery
- Advanced Startup
- Click "Restart now"
- Chose now Troubleshoting
- Advanced Options
- Startup Settings
- Again click "Restart"
- Press 7
9. Now install the driver with the Device Manager in Windows:
- Press the Windows key and the X key together
- Select Device Manager
- Click Yes when prompted for permission from User Account Control
- Right-click the MC-808 entry and select Update Driver Software
- Click Browse my computer for driver software
- Click Browse and select the directory where the driver files are located
- Click Next
- When the warning appears, click Install this driver software anyway

Now your MC-808 should work on Windows 10
eXim82
 
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Re: Make the Windows 7 driver working on Windows 10

Postby TODHM » 15:41, 20 August 2016

Ugh, was hoping for something simpler. Thanks for posting it anyway. I have put off coming here for yrs just because I knew it would be a huge drama. I've used Roland gear for nearly 30 yrs. I guess I know why I haven't used the SAME Roland gear for 30 yrs. Something always breaks or just isn't supported technically. What a shame.
TODHM
 
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Re: Make the Windows 7 driver working on Windows 10

Postby marvigatto » 10:09, 7 July 2017

eXim82 wrote:Now your MC-808 should work on Windows 10


IT DOES. HUGE THANKS eXim82.

This is the only method that worked for me. I've spent months looking for a way to make this useless box working on my pc. This thing was very expensive: it's a dirty shame that Roland just forget about old users. The MC 808 is definitely not a good gear, as it's very badly supported by the producer.
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