Since I got official recognition from the ISSN Division of the Library of Congress I have the authority to issued a PRESS PASS to myself in the name of my own magazine: American Common Defence Review. I stamped “Sample” over it and used the black/white photo to prevent fraudulent use of my press pass.
The Digital Recorder is the perfect tool for transcribing interviews directly on my laptop through the USB Port, the fundamental function of a reporter.
However, the Sony install CD does not provide a device driver for Windows 7. Sony has not updated the support web page for the Windows 7 device driver even though Windows 7 was released three months ago in October 2009. Why Sony USA is dragging their feet on the Windows 7 device driver is a question I could not get an answer. All answers from their online chat sessions were vague and uninformative.
A Google search revealed that Sony ASIA does have a new version of the companion software and the Windows 7 device driver but when I tried the download the ERROR message stated that their server was under mainenance and to try again latter. Two days of attempted downloads were unsuccessful. I finally made the call to Sony USA 800 tech support provided the answer. After the installation of the companion software you will have to manually update the driver for Windows 7 by using Windows Vista 64 bit driver.
I did not keep exact notes on how I installed the device driver but it involved Device Manager and a Device Driver Install Wizard, a right click on something, then the Browse Button to get to: C:/Program Files (x86)/Sony/ICD-PX Series Driver as per Sony Tech Support Telephone Operator. However, a simpler way may be to go straight to the folder and double-click on PXDriverSetup.exe.