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WHS as an audio/video workstation? RRS feed

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  • How suitable is WHS for a workstation rather than a server?  I have a PERC 4/CD, two Delta 44 sound cards, and a Midisport 4 x 4 interface.  Which drivers would I use; XP, Vista, 32 or 64 bit?

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    Friday, January 29, 2010 6:47 PM

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  • How suitable is WHS for a workstation rather than a server?  I have a PERC 4/CD, two Delta 44 sound cards, and a Midisport 4 x 4 interface.  Which drivers would I use; XP, Vista, 32 or 64 bit?
    Windows Home Server is not designed to be used as a desktop OS. Use Windows 7, Vista, or XP (depending on which is best for your application) instead.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Friday, January 29, 2010 10:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sonics Friday, January 29, 2010 11:48 PM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 6:59 PM
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  • How suitable is WHS for a workstation rather than a server?  I have a PERC 4/CD, two Delta 44 sound cards, and a Midisport 4 x 4 interface.  Which drivers would I use; XP, Vista, 32 or 64 bit?
    Windows Home Server is not designed to be used as a desktop OS. Use Windows 7, Vista, or XP (depending on which is best for your application) instead.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Friday, January 29, 2010 10:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sonics Friday, January 29, 2010 11:48 PM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 6:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Ken.  XP doesn't have drivers for a PERC 4/DC, neither (disappointingly) does Windows 7.  Server 2003 has drivers for a PERC 4/DC, but M-Audio have no Midisport driver for 2003.  Apparently WHS does have drivers for the PERC 4/DC, and I recently had a play with Server 2003 and tweaked it so it was more of a workstation. and got good results.  I need the speed of RAID 0 for editing large audio files and have disks etc., but can't use them, very frustrating.
    Friday, January 29, 2010 8:18 PM