If he insists that to be the case the fix is simple enough: we create a new thread without such restrictions.
The meat of this topic is what to do with the data, not how to configure PCs in a certain way. We should not censor discussion on that basis but again, if people feel strongly about that it is trivial to create a new thread. I am happy to start it if needed.
I disagree completely, Amir. We established this thread with the intent of using simplified REW setups in order to swiftly move to where everyone is focusing on measuring, analyzing, and correcting. We can't afford having someone making setup recommendations that clearly pertain to legacy REW setups, because problems with those setup have given REW a reputation for being difficult to master. The same goes for trying to configure REW to run on Windows XP, which is clearly an outdated operating system. If you want to create a new thread, then you are certainly welcome to do so. It is not our intention to exclude anyone, just to stay focused on minimizing REW complexities.
Absolutely +1. I looked at REW in the past and instantly decided it was not for me, with its external soundcards and phantom power wotsists and so on. And Windows as well! Thatr alone was enough to put me right off. The great thing about this thread (which started from some casual remarks in the Audyssey thread) is that it has enabled me to use REW (and WIndows!) and start measuring with little or no trauma (so long as I configure the mic level properly in Windows, d'oh!)