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ADVICE ON AN Old Roland 24

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by decalman, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. decalman

    decalman Active Member

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    I got a an old 300 camm roland 24.
    Bought it new in 2004. I don't know whether to sell this or keep it as a backup. I don't have any XP laptops anymore can you work this thing with a Windows 7 ?
    I'm good with computers but I'm not an expert. I've heard about partitioning and stuff like that , but I don't know if it really works.

    Too bad Roland's stop making drivers for this. I'm so upset about that I decided to go with Summa for my new purchase.
    I'm very happy with it.

    If I do decide to sell it what's it worth.... three hundred bucks ?
    worked pretty good last time I used it.

    Thanks for your kickback
     
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  2. Oroscoe

    Oroscoe Member

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    I am running a Roland CX300 with windows 7 and have no issues. We have been running windows 7 on this machine for several years.
     
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Usually things are pretty good about working from XP to Win 7, newer then 7 it's a crap shoot.

    If it doesn't work in Win 7, could always try to VM XP (if you get Win 7 Pro or Enterprise, MS used to have an offer for XPM (XP Mode), which is a VM of XP for free, don't know if it's still valid or not with Win 7 creeping up on being EOL next year). Or you could get current computer and run a VM of XP from that.

    Bad thing about VMing is that the resources of the computer need to be more then they normally would since it would be in essence running 2 computers at the same time sharing resources. If you spec out a good rig, it's damn near parity as if that VM OS was installed on bare metal.

    I personally don't partition drives to run dual boot. I'm just not a fan of dual booting, but I digress.
     
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  4. decalman

    decalman Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing about that VM thing.
    I just googled it. I got 2 laps for work. .

    Main lap is an i7 with 8 gigs of memory .
    It's kinda bogged down with video editing software. My backup is An i5 8 gig memory . both are win.7 pro.
    I'll get the VM , if it's not too $$$.
     
  5. decalman

    decalman Active Member

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    Are you telling me that you simply downloaded the driver, and it works
    I've never heard that before.
     
  6. Bert Wondervan

    Bert Wondervan Member

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    You can run your old Roland CM 300 in any Windows you want.
    pm me for details.
     
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  7. netsol

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    i would just spend $35 on a pciexpress serial card & a 9 pin dsub cable

    its a plotter. you are just sending xy code

    if you need to use usb, load windows 7, configure the usb, then do a window 10 free upgrade from the windows 10 media creation tool
     
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