OS compatibility

Information about Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

(Test report updated: Sep. 24th, 2004)

This page provides our test reports on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Items tested are:

  • If a Ricoh drive is recognized under Windows XP SP2.
  • If a Ricoh drive reads CD-ROM discs, DVD-ROM discs (DVD-read capable models only).
  • If a Ricoh drive writes data on a CD-R/CD-RW disc using the Windows XP Standard CD-RW writing function.

[Note]

  • *The following table is based on our own tests and is provided simply as a piece of information. It does not mean all cases are guaranteed to work well.
  • *Be sure to check the information available from Microsoft.
  • *In order to use the bundled software, the software must support Windows XP SP 2. Be sure to check the compatibility information from each software supplier. Or if your software does not support Windows XP SP 2, please purchase another writing software program that supports both your operating system and your Ricoh drive. Click here for software suppliers for Ricoh Asian models.

1. DVD+RW Drive

[Items tested]

1. Recognition of the drive by the operating system
2. Reading CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs by a Ricoh drive
3. Writing data using the Windows XP Standard CD-RW writing function

Drive Test results for 1, 2 and 3 Note
MP5240A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
MP5125A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
MP5120A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
Also, refer here.
[Test results marks]
OK: Passed the test. No specific setting is required.

2. CD-RW Drive

[Items tested]
1. Recognition of the drive by the operating system
2. Reading CD-ROM discs by a Ricoh drive
3. Reading DVD-ROM discs by a Ricoh drive (MP9xxx series only)
4. Writing data using the Windows XP Standard CD-RW writing function

Drive Test results for 1- 4 Note
MP9200A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
Also, refer here.
MP9120A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP9060A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
Drive Test results for 1,2 and 4 Note
MP7400A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
MP7320A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
MP7200A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7125A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7120A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7083A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7063A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP8040SE Partially passed Test 1, 2 were passed. But Test 4 (the XP writing function) was not passed.
A Ricoh PCMCIA SCSI card in CardBus mode and the card driver for Windows 2000 was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7060A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7060S OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used. *1
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7040A OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used.
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.
MP7040S OK The Standard DVD/CD-ROM driver built into the Windows operating system was used. *1
The version of bundled software for the Asian retail model is not compatible with Windows XP.

[Test results marks]
OK: Passed the test. No specific setting is required.
Partially passed: Qualified compatible.


*1 An AHA-2940AU SCSI card from Adaptec was used.

Useful LINKs:

Software supplier for the Ricoh Asian retail models
FAQs for Firmware/Driver
FAQs for Software


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