Installing the Yamaha USB MIDI Driver for Windows XP

Last Update: 11/09/2004

This information pertains to the following Yamaha models: 01V96, 02R96, ACU16-C, CLP150, CLP170, CVP204, CVP206, CVP208, CVP210, CVP301, CVP303, CVP305, CVP307, CVP309, CVP309GP, P250, DM1000, DM2000, DME32, DSP1D, MOTIF 6/7/8, MOTIF ES 6/7/8, MOTIF Rack, NHB32-C, PF500, PSR1100, PSR2100, PSRK1, S08, S90, TYROS, UW500, UX16, UX96, UX256.

Preliminary Steps:

1) With the computer turned OFF, make sure that the MIDI instrument is already turned ON, plugged into the USB MIDI interface cable, and that the other end is not yet plugged into the computer USB port.

NOTE: It is highly recommended to unplug any other USB devices from the computer, and then plug them back in after the USB MIDI driver has been successfully installed.

2) Turn the computer ON.


Removal of old Driver:
NOTE: If an older USB MIDI driver (such as the one for Windows 98) has previously been installed into Windows XP, it should be removed before installing the Yamaha USB MIDI driver for 'Windows XP'. The following steps are only necessary if an older USB MIDI driver has previously been installed. If this has not been installed, proceed to the next section, 'Downloading the Yamaha USB MIDI Driver for Windows XP'.

1) Connect the Yamaha USB MIDI interface (or cable) to the computer USB port.

2) Click the 'START' menu at the bottom left corner of the Windows XP Desktop.

3) Click on 'Control Panel'.

4) If 'Switch to Classic View' appears on the left side of the Control Panel window, click on it. If not, proceed to step 5.

5) Double-click the 'System' icon.

6) Click the 'Hardware' tab.

7) Click the button.

8) Select the 'View' menu from the menu bar.

9) Select 'Devices by type'.

10) A list of drivers should appear under 'Sound, video and game controllers'. If 'Yamaha USB MIDI Driver' is in the list, remove it by right-clicking on it and selecting 'UNINSTALL'.

11) Turn OFF the computer.

12) Unplug the Yamaha USB MIDI interface (or cable) from the computer USB port.

13) Turn the computer back ON.


Downloading and Installing the Yamaha USB MIDI Driver for Windows XP:

1) Click here to download the 'USB-MIDI driver v2.08 for Windows 2000/XP' file.

2) Select the Windows Desktop as the destination folder.

a] Click on the drop-down button in the 'Save In:' field and select 'Desktop'. ('Desktop' will appear at the top of the drop-down list)
b] Click the button. The 'Saving Progress' dialog box will appear until the download is complete.

 

3) Double-click on the 'USB_XP_2000.exe' application file that is located on the Windows Desktop. The 'WinZip Self-Extractor' dialog box will appear.

4) Click to select the desired destination folder for the driver files.

5) Click the button.

6) Click the button.

7) Close the 'WinZip Self-Extractor' window.


Preliminary Windows XP Settings:

1) Click the 'START' menu at the bottom left corner of the Windows XP Desktop.

2) Click on 'Control Panel'.

3) If 'Switch to Classic View' appears on the left side of the Control Panel window, click on it. If not, skip this step and proceed to step 4.

4) Double-click the 'System' icon.

5) Click the 'Hardware' tab.

6) Click the button.

7) Click the radio button to the left of 'Ignore - Install the software anyway and don't ask for my approval'.

8) Click the button.

9) Click the 'Advanced' tab.

10) Click the button in the 'Performance' section.

11) Click the 'Advanced' tab in the 'Performance Options' window.

12) Click the radio button to the left of 'Background services'.

13) Click the button.

14) Click the button again.


Installing the Yamaha USB MIDI Driver for Windows XP:
1) Connect the Yamaha USB MIDI interface (or cable) to the computer USB port. The computer screen automatically displays the 'Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard' screen.

NOTE: On some older computers, the USB port may need to be 'enabled' in the computer BIOS settings. If the 'New Hardware Wizard' screen does not appear, contact the computer manufacturer for steps required to enable the USB port in the BIOS.

2) Click the radio button to the left of 'Install from a list or specific location'.

3) Click the button.

4) Click the radio button to the left of 'Search for the best driver in these
locations.'.

5) Check the box to the left of 'Include this location in the search:'.

6) Browse to the folder where the USB driver files were stored.

7) Click the button. The wizard will install the software.

8) Once the installation has completed, click the button. After a few seconds, the 'System Settings Change' screen will appear.

9) Eject any floppy disks, if necessary, and click the button to restart the
computer.


Selecting the USB Port for the MIDI Music Playback Device:

1) Click the 'START' menu at the bottom left corner of the Windows XP Desktop.

2) Click on 'Control Panel'.

3) If 'Switch to Classic View' appears on the left side of the Control Panel
window, click on it. If not, skip this step and proceed to step 4.

4) Double-click the 'Sounds and Audio Devices' icon.

5) Click the 'Audio' tab.

6) In the 'MIDI music playback' section, click the drop-down arrow button on the 'Default device' drop-down list box.

7) Click once on 'Yamaha USB OUT 0-1' to highlight it.

NOTE: This may appear as '1-1', 2-1, etc., if other USB devices are connected.

8) Click the button to enable the driver.

9) Close the 'Control Panel' window.

The Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver should now be properly set up in Windows XP. To use the USB device with a Windows XP application, see the application owner's manual, and make sure that the application 'MIDI IN' and 'MIDI OUT' settings are both set to 'Yamaha USB'.

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