I never pretended to be a computer expert. My business partner, Mark has no formal training but seems to have some sort of whispering technique that works most of the time.
We could not get the TC-08 USB to install properly on my laptop. My laptop had the bottom level of requirements being Windows XP with the service pack. After it ran for a number of trials, it stopped working and all attempts at adjustments, repairs, un-install and re-install, it just got worse. In the end, we could only get the player to open and when we did get the recorder program up, couldn't find the USB device even though the computer said it was running properly.
My Old laptop is 2000 model with an AMD K6-3 processor and runs Windows 98. Mark installed from your disc in the old laptop and it all runs perfectly!
I know computers can be perverse things but heck, I'm just glad to have my temperature logger at last. I don't know if anyone can say why it didn't work when it should have, but I find it even stranger that it now works when it shouldn't!