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  • XP on a Vista Laptop to run E4.61

    Sony has replaced my VGN AR21S which had XP and was working o.k with E4.16, and the replacement has Vista, can I put XP on and select it on startup also if this is not possible then how can I scrap Vista and put XP on with E4?

    It has 2 x 160G hdd's and these seem to have been raided by Sony as it shows 1 x disc at 290 Gig

    Any ideas on how I can get E4 on this machine. E4 doesn't work on Vista.

    If this can't be done I will very upset with Canopus/GV for not bringing drivers out for Vista, and I will have to dump GV and switch to Adobe.

  • #2
    Edius works with vista. I have been using it for a long time.
    It is not "officially" supported but it works.
    A few of my friend here on the forum also use it. :)

    Also if you take a look at the Edius roadmap you will see that Edius will be officially supported under vista sooner rather then later.

    EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
    A proud EDIUS EDITOR
    For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit:


    • #3
      Thanks Steve, I have tried to put on my e4 upgrade and it asks for my e3 serial number to confirm the upgrade and then it doesn't recognise the serial number, maybe I should install e3 and then up to E4 upgrade


      • #4
        Strange I would not install version 3.
        I think It is better to sort the serial number out 0 and O often get confused.
        Check with support I think you can go straight to 4.61 without doing the in between.

        If you have a fast connection download the latest iso. But you should use the 4.5 serial

        EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
        A proud EDIUS EDITOR
        For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit:


        • #5
          I have E4.54 running on Vista. My Ev4 was an upgrade from Ev3 so I installed Ev4 using the utility provided in Vista control panel to install XP compatible programmes. You need to have both your E3 and E4 serial #s available for this. I then updated by downloading 4.54 and installing that from my DL folder. This worked OK. My attempt to go to 4.61 failed so I am staying with 4.54 for the time being. So far this has worked for me on Vista.
          DVC laptop: W870CU i7; 17.3" 1920x1080; 2x 1TB 7200rpm SATA notebook drives; Edius 8.5WG; Windows 7.


          • #6
            Thanks for the info, I called Canopus support and because of the serial problem they suggested downloading the full version from the E4 site, I am at the moment doing this, then burn the .iso to disc and install. He said it shoulkd work o.k


            • #7
              E4.61 is running on my HP laptop under Vista Home Edition. I've been able to edit HDV and EX1 footage.

              Good luck,



              • #8
                Thanks Geoff, I am pleased you have it o.k looking forward to my one working.



                • #9
                  A word of caution - if you're an 'upgrader' you may have some difficulty in installing TitleMotion Pro for EDIUS - it seems that in some cases, TMP won't 'see' EDIUS if you've jumped straight up to 4.6x, since you need to upgrade your TMP from v3.x.

                  I haven't verified this myself (I have to pull out a post-NAB system to test). Just fyi..


                  • #10
                    I had a problem when going from 3.x to 4.x, when it would ask for the older disk, I had to put it in another optical drive as install wouldn't recognize it when I swapped the disks out in the same drive.
                    GA-EP45C-DSR3,Core2Q3ghz,8gig1066,260GTX,2x 20"AOC,22"Vizio1080pTV, Edius5/HDspark,PC3,Imaginate, CS5ProdStudio/IntensityPro,Win7_64
                    HPdv7t 17"notebook,8gig,2 IntHD,9600GT512M,17"extmon, Edius4.61,CS4Prodstudio.Win7_64,MX02Mini
                    DAW,HPdv9000,x2Turion,4Gig,2IntHD,Audition3,Cubase 4,XPpro,Alessis F/Wmixer,M-Audio F/Wmixer,BCF2000, BehringerMixers, Fender sound sys
                    Numerous Ext eSATA drives & Raids shared between systems


                    • #11
                      I have downloaded the full version of e4.61 from support site and it won't even get passed the install sign on screen, any ideas please?


                      • #12
                        You mean the 4.6 ISO image, right?

                        The 4.61 updater is just that - an updater. It'll require that you have installed a previous version of EDIUS v4.x first..


                        • #13
                          Yes the iso file 2Gigs of it, if I put the e3 upgrade on it insists on the s/n.

                          I go back to the original E 2 all the later ones are upgrades, can't get past the install on the start screen.

                          Should I download the 30 day trial 4.6, I was told by GV techs all I needed was the iso file.

                          I do have the dongle for e4 infact 2 of them. It won't even look at the E4 origianal discs


                          • #14
                            extract the ISO to DVD disc
                            Edit station1: i7 6700K 4 ghz, 32gb ram, Edius 9 Workgroup, Davinci Resolve studio 16, 8GB GPU & Intensity Pro 4K
                            2: 17" Laptop i7 w: Edius 9 Workgroup
                            3: HPxw8600 dual 3ghz Xeon, STORM 3G, , Edius 7, 32 GB ram.
                            4: Edius 7, Supermicro x7da8 dual 3ghz Xeon.
                            Audio: Protools & Nuendo, M-Audio and Presonus interfaces, control surfaces and preamps, dual 3ghz Xeon. 16gb Ram.
                            Studio monitoring: Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro mixer and Mackie HR824 Spk. Panasonic surround system.
                            And more


                            • #15
                              Iv'e tried that also and it won't have it