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Razer Nostromo programming?

  1. #1

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    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Razer Nostromo programming?

    I've got a Razer Nostromo on my main PC that I use for gaming, but after the Windows 8 install, the Razer programming software won't recognize the pad. It shows up correctly under devices, but the programming software gives the error of "No Razer Nostromo Connected. Application will close now." and then exits.

    So far I've tried pretty much all the compatiblity options (admin, winxp, win7, etc). I've tried both the drivers that came with the pad, and I've also tried the drivers that Windows pulls down from the repository. I even went so far as to install several virtual machine packages (Hyper-V, Vmware & VirtualBox) + windows xp (only one I can force the pad over to the virtual machine with is Virtualbox, and it works perfectly under that VM, software detects it, and will program it, but once you switch OUT of VB, it reverts to the default programming).

    At one time I had the older version of this pad (Belkin N52TE), and it stored the settings in nvram on the pad, I could move it over to my laptop and the programming moved with it. But for whatever reason, Razer decided to remove the nvram and make it completely dependent on their software for programming .

    Anybody out there got one of these, and were able to get the Razer software to recognize it on Windows 8? Or anybody have any ideas on making it work?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 71
    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    I tracked down a version of their software that will actually program the little beastie, v1.03 of the Nostromo software apparently will see the device under Windows 8 (funny that v2.02, the lastest won't). Exported profiles from the 2.0x versions aren't compatible with 1.0x, but I can live with that.

    Link to the drivers if anybody needs them:
    Last edited by heffe2001; 19 Aug 2012 at 15:42.
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  3. #3

    your link is broken, and I can't find the 1.03 drivers anywhere (all just redirect to

    I reckon with that driver, you could edit INIs to use the old driver with the new programming interface, maybe?

    still searching for legit 1.03 DL links...
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    your link is a referral link or whatever. poking around with those now
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  5. #5

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    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    If you find a way to get the 2.02 drivers to work with this, let me know but I pulled a blank (tried 2.0 and 2.02).
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    yeah, no luck. I'm back to the 1.03s as well. best solution for porting profiles I could come up with was to take lame screenshots on my 2008 server. luckily I keep exports already on a shared drive for importing ease or for when I wipe my box, and so I just loaded the 2.02 drivers on my server, imported the profiles, and took pics... then recreated them on the 1.03s... lame, but it worked:

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #7

    Posts : 71
    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    That's pretty much what I had to do, but I need to record some macros for some keys (since the old version won't let you make a say ctrl-1 a key, it's a SINGLE keypress). It looks pretty much like this is a slightly expanded version of the software for the N52TE, they better get on the ball with the updated drivers/firmware, or even put this into their Synapse software (I'm really, REALLY surprised it's not already).

    They need to do this sooner rather than later, I'm in the market for a new headset (looking at either a megalodon, or their new one, but hate the neon green, lol), but if they can't support their old hardware quick enough, I'll look elsewhere...
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  8. #8

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    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    This is what I got from tech support:

    Hello David,

    None of our products are supported on Windows 8 since it has not yet officially released. Possibly around the time of the official release there will be an updated driver.

    What you may want to try:
    1. Uninstall the driver
    2. Reboot
    3. Then enable compatibility mode:
    1. Right-click on the installation file
    2. Choose properties and you will see the Admin and Compatibility mode settings there in the Compatibility tab.
    -Run it in Windows XP Service Pack 2 mode.
    -Also in the Privilege Level section check the Administrator mode box
    4. Reinstall by
    1. Right-clicking on installation file and running it as Administrator.
    5. Run configurator
    1.By enabling compatibility mode on it as described earlier from the start menu Razer folder and enable administrator on it as well.
    Please let us know if this helps.

    Technical support has no information on future product or driver releases. For any information regarding future products, please visit our website at

    Your customer number is xxxxxxxxx
    Please refer to case #:: xxxxxxxxx if you have any further questions.

    If you need further assistance, you can also reach us online at Please include all previous replies when/if responding to this message.

    Best Regards,
    Yusuf at Razer Technical Support
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  9. #9

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Hi guys, I've got the same problem with my nostromo and windows 8 Pro, tried all the above and the software still wont recognize the pad. Any other ideas?
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  10. #10

    Posts : 71
    Window 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Is yours the razer nostromo, a belkin n52, or a belkin nostromo n52te? If it's NOT a razer branded nostromo, these drivers won't work. If it's a N52TE you'll need drivers from Belkin (which are actually written by Razer).
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