[1604] Install EZ Drummer 2 on Windows XP

Date: May 21st, 2014 | Comments : [5] | Categories: DIY.

Proceed at your own risk! You need a Microsoft program called orca.msi     Get it here or here.

Install orca and then use it to modify the settings in the EZdrummer2_32bit_install.msi (or EZdrummer2_64bit_install.msi). There are other Msi Editors that can do the same job, but I used Orca.

Load the EZdrummer2 installer into orca and then search for VersionNT>600

VersionNT>600 is only found once in the EZD2 installer. Change that entry to VersionNT>500 and save (only work on a copy of the installer!)

Once the LaunchCondition has been changed to VersionNT>500 EZD2 will install on XP.

I did this last night, authorized my new EZD2 online at Tootrack’s site and then loaded up a Reaper project that already had EZD in it. It worked like a champ.

As soon as you have EZD2 open in your first project, you will need to go to the Menu in the top right of EZD2 and rebuild the database. Also, check Toontrack for upgrades to any extra drum packs you have purchased.

Proceed at your own risk! This worked for me but it may not work for you. Only work on a copy of the installer msi!!! Toontrack will (probably) not provide you with any support for use on XP.

Good luck, Jack


5 Responses to “Install EZ Drummer 2 on Windows XP”

[64684] Stefan Says: 4:56 pm, June 15th, 2014

Hi Jack I could realyy do with this working in my XP computer as I really don’t want to do a clean install on Win 7! I changed the load page in orca as you suggested from 600 to 500 renamed and saved it as EZ2500 and then tried to launch it but I keep getting messages saying no data.cab no HOST.cab ect……. Did I do something wrong?

Look forward to your reply and thank you in advance for any help!


[69359] admin Says: 10:46 am, June 20th, 2014

You have to have the modified copy in the original directory where the EZD2 installer was unzipped. Move EZ2500.msi to the same directory as the original installer .msi and then run it.


[72091] Staffan M Says: 1:19 pm, June 23rd, 2014

Worked like a wonder. Thank you Jack!!

[74617] Vijay Says: 11:46 pm, June 25th, 2014

Hi ,

Followed the above steps suggested by you , but I’m getting the below pop up.

This installation package cannot be installed by windows installer service.You must have windows service pack that contains a newer version of the windows installer service.

Waiting for you reply.

Vijay Kumar

[75882] admin Says: 8:07 am, June 27th, 2014

You must have the modified file in the correct directory for it to install properly.

The best way is to copy the installer to another folder, modify it, change the name of the modified file and then move it back to the original directory.


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