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I cannot find a voice recorder that will work on a Vista Ultimate P4 64 bit system. I have an Olympus VN-240 with the upgraded Vista software from the Olympus website. This unit is about 4 years old, worked well on my P3 but I'm willing to upgrade to a newer model if necessary. The digital wave player software works reasonably well but when I insert the USB cable, the driver for the actual recorder cannot be found on the computer, the OEM CD or online. I checked Olympus, Sony and Panasonics websites and none of their current products (as of Oct 2007) are compatible with a 64 bit system. As I am probably not the first person to purchase a 64 bit system and a voice recorder I am sure this problem has surfaced already.  I was wondering if their is a solution to this problem.

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  • burntham77 Apr 24, 2008

    Same issue. I just need a digital voice recorder that will work in Vista x64. I am noticing some people on Newegg saying their Olympus units are working with Vista x64 so it may be that they are just not officially supported.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    Exactly the same problem and I ve also visited the olympus page but nothing..

  • PaleBDot Aug 25, 2008

    The software for the VN-240 is installed without a complaint on a Vista 64 system but Vista complains that there is no driver and it can't find one. Another driver problem with Vista 64. Sigh.

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Same problem. I had it working on my XP last year. But can't get it working with my new Vista laptop.

  • catiacc Nov 19, 2008

    Same problem with VN 480PC Olympus

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with Vista Ultimate 64bit with Olympus VN-3100PC



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Not compatible with 64 bit vista

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Is this a new Vista system??? has the machine worked before on your computer.??? What is new, what has changed.???
The VN-480PC is compatable with Vista 32 Bit systems but NOT 64 Bit systems.
Verify by checking at instructions and software downloads are available there also.

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Go to this link for a PDF manula, 64bit software, and more. Just copy and paste into your browser.

Hope this helps, let me know if I can help you with anything else.

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Can not find recordings on digital recorder using vista 64 byte system. system will pick up the recorder, I can open Digitl wave player but the are no recordings showing up to transfer.

Unfortunately the VN-4100PC is not compatible with a Vista 64 bit operating system. It will only work with a 32 bit operating system of Vista. You may want to call Olympus customer service and see if they can do an exchange for you to a VN-3200PC or a VN-5200PC as these recorders are both 64 bit compatible. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3. They are open from 8:30 am - 7pm EST.

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The VN-240 is not designed to work on any MAC type of OS. Olympus does not have driver support for these devices with MAC.

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This is because this device will never be compatible with a 64 bit VISTA OS. Olympus now has a VN-3200PC or VN-5200PC that are compatible with the 64 bit VISTA OS platform.

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Recently purchased new PC with Vista 64-bit. Recorder will not work. Called Olympus today, 12-3-08 and was told no driver is going to be issued to remedy this situation, thus rendering my device useless.
Thanks for nothing Olympus product support.

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I had the same problem with the VN-4100PC and 64-bit Vista, and have solved it by accessing the recorder under Windows XP in a Sun VirtualBox. This will probably work for the VN-2100PC

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Vista and CD's

This is the info off their site regarding their vista update. It has worked on my new laptop.
However, the VN-3100PC is not compatible with anything that runs 64 bit.The following is the url and the info regarding Vista Compatibility.
<Best to all>

This download updates the Digital Wave Player software bundled with Olympus VN-*PC series digital voice recorders from version 2.1.1 to 2.1.4. It enables Digital Wave Player versions 2.0 and later to run on Windows Vista systems

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Digital Wave Player (2.0):
After unzipping the file, click on the SETUP.EXE file to begin installation.
Download update:
Download update 2.1.3:
Do not have recorder connected until all software installed and then reboot computer. Once computer rebooted then connect the recorder.

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