With a lot of movement in the Windows and Olympus software world we thought it was apt to post a Windows compatibility chart to give you an overview of what Olympus audio products are compatible with the myriad of Windows operating systems.

Windows as an operating system has experienced a growth spurt in the last few years. The exciting, fun early days of Windows XP gave way to the teenage awkwardness of Windows Vista and now is maturing through Windows 7 into adulthood with Windows 8 and closely followed by Windows 8.1 – Windows is starting to feel grown up but it has been a difficult few years.

Olympus follow a more mature software model. Once released their software is stable and tends to stick around for a lot of years. There is some movement here with the recent announcement that DSS Player Pro R5 will be put out to pasture at the end of this month (July 2014) leaving us with ODMS R6, the latest and greatest iteration of Windows dictation and transcription module software.

So as the software from Microsoft and Olympus moves on many people are left with digital voice recorders, dictaphones and transcription foot pedals that all still function beautifully, a testament to the Olympus build quality, but will they still work with your move to a new PC or upgrade of an old one? The compatibility chart below should help:

Olympus Windows Compatibility Chart
Hardware Status Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 + 8.1
Olympus DS-330 Discontinued Yes No No No
Olympus DS-660 Discontinued Yes No No No
Olympus DS-2000 Discontinued Yes No No No
Olympus DS-2 Discontinued Yes Yes No No
Olympus DS-2200 Discontinued Yes Yes No No
Olympus DS-3000 Discontinued Yes No No No
Olympus DS-30 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-40 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-50 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-55 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-65 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-2300 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-3300 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-4000 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-2400 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-3400 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-5000 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-5000id Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-2500 Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-3500 Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
Olympus DS-7000 Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
RS-24 Foot Control Discontinued Yes No No No
RS-26 Foot Control Discontinued Yes No No No
RS-28 Foot Control Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
RS-31 Foot Control Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
RS-32 Hand Control Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSS Player 2002 Discontinued Yes No No No
DSS Player v6 Discontinued Yes No No No
DSS Pro R1 Discontinued Yes No No No
DSS Pro R2 Discontinued Yes No No No
DSS Pro R4 Discontinued Yes Yes No No
DSS Player v7 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSS Player Standard R1 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes No
DSS Pro R5 Discontinued Yes Yes Yes No
DSS Player Standard R2 Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
ODMS R6 Current Yes Yes Yes Yes

Do you love your old digital voice recorder and want to replace it with a newer model? This post shows you the old Olympus models and their current equivalent voice recorder models.

Microsoft Windows XP is no longer supported.

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