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USB Keyboard & Controller - Windows XP Installation Guide

USB Keyboard & Controller - Windows XP Installation Guide

This guide is a walk through for installing the available driver for all Series II MIDI devices under Windows XP*.  All Series II MIDI devices are class-compliant for Windows XP.  This means that no driver is required for basic operation.  Windows XP users can download and install an M-Audio driver if they wish to (1) use a Series II MIDI device with more than one application at the same time, (2) use the device to send or receive long SysEx (system exclusive) commands, (3) use advanced MIDI data (such as MTC quarter frame, song select, or song pointer messages), or (4) simultaneously use other class-compliant USB devices with audio capabilities.

* Home and Professional Editions Only. Windows XP Media Center Edition is not supported.  
** Windows XP 32-bit only, Windows XP-64bit is not supported

Do not connect your MIDI device to your computer yet!  The driver installer should be run first!

1. Download the latest driver for your MIDI Controller from the M-Audio drivers/updates page and save it to your Desktop.

If this is the first time you are installing a driver for your MIDI device on your computer, please skip the uninstallation instructions and go to step 3 of this guide.

Double-click the downloaded driver installation file.  If a MIDI driver is currently installed on your system, it will need to be removed before a new driver can be installed.  In this case, starting the installer file will bring you to the screen shown below.  Click 'Next'.

2. Once 'Maintenance Complete' is displayed, click 'Finish'.

3. Double-click the downloaded driver installation file.  The following screen will be displayed:

4. Click 'Next'.  The License Agreement window will appear (see below):

5. Once you've reviewed the licensing agreement, click the radio button next to 'accept the terms of the license agreement', then click 'Next' to continue and 'Install' in the window that opens after this.

6. At various points in this installation process, you may be notified that the driver being installed has not passedWindows Logo Testing.  Always click “Continue Anyway” to proceed with the installation.

7. Click 'Finish' in the last screen of the driver installation program.

8. Connect your MIDI Controller to an available USB port on your computer.  Click 'Continue Anyway' whenever you see a 'Windows Logo Testing' message during this installation.

9. Shortly after connecting the device, it will display a “Found New Hardware” window.

If you get no response when connecting your device, try connecting to different USB ports, and test with a different cable if possible.

If you have Service Pack 2 or later installed (which is required for most recent drivers) on your computer, you will be asked if you want to search the Internet for a driver.  Select “No, not this time” and press “Next”.  You will then see the screen below: 

10. Make sure 'Install the software automatically' is selected and click 'Next'.  The driver files will now be copied to your computer.  Again, click 'Continue Anyway' whenever you see a 'Windows Logo Testing' message during this installation.

11. Click 'Finish' when you see the following screen:

12. After clicking 'Finish', another 'Windows Logo Testing' message should pop up.   Again, click 'Continue Anyway' to complete the driver installation.

13. Your MIDI Controller is now installed and ready to use.  Configure your software for use with your MIDI Keyboard.

If your device is not recognized by your software, see this article to manually update the driver.

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