It seems that the race for getting Windows to (dual) boot on an Intel based Mac is drawing to a close with the exciting news yesterday that 2 solutions are in the works, with 1 expected this week.
ENN are reporting :
Though Microsoft is likely to benefit from being the first of the three games console makers to release its next-generation console, a recent report by Strategy Analytics suggests that Sony’s PlayStation 3 will win 61 percent of the next-generation console market by 2012. The report predicts that Sony will sell 122 million PS3s worldwide, Microsoft will sell 59 million Xbox 360s, while Nintendo’s Revolution will trail the pack, selling just under 18 million units globally by 2012.
It’s not surprising for ENN to publish such gibberish but, I mean, doesn’t predicting the number of consoles to be sold worldwide over the next 7 years push the credibility of such a report? Who do Strategy Analytics actually expect to believe them?
So the problem was that with a fresh install of Windows XP Service Pack 2, the Audigy software was installing but failing to work properly after install. Using the original Installation CD, it would go through the install just fine, but on reboot, trying to open any of the Audigy applications (such as Speaker Calibration, EAX Console) would result in an error hinting at installation / hardware recognition issues. For example “Surround Mixer” “Unable to load needed components”. Diagnostics was failing all bar DirectSound 3D.