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Recent content by erpguy53

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place. Very low volume and installing the newer drivers.

    I suspect the Realtek v6.0.8694.1 audio driver is in the new & compact UAD (universal audio driver) format. the generic 8838 FF00 driver is in the traditional/legacy HDA (or non-UAD) format and is much bigger & more bloated than a UAD driver. you need to uninstall either one using DDU (display...
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    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers Windows 7 & 8 (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive)

    no sorry Toto. you need to be using an onboard Realtek HD audio device with hardware vendor IDs beginning with "HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC" the "unlocked" Realtek HD audio drivers are not compatible with any Soundblaster X-FI Fatal1ty card (or any other audio device that is not Realtek)
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    Microsoft will automatically update systems that are still on W10 October 2018

    totally wrong I've been a longtime user of WUMT (windows update minitool) and it does turn off auto updates - I recently tested WUMT on my dad's Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A late 2013 laptop with Win10 Home v1809 and it does not even auto download nor auto install any updates also have set all...
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    The Ultimate Realtek HD Audio Driver Mod for Windows 10

    GameSpirits Realtek + XFI MODs only work with Win7. they don't work with Win8.1 & Win10 due to hd audio architecture change in newer Windows versions (but I remember DJ Urko's old Realtek + XFI v8090 MOD from early 2017 did work with Win10)
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    Upgraded my cpu/mobo/ram, Windows failed to activate.

    a motherboard change alone (unless the replacement/new board is the same as the older one) will usually trigger a re-activation notice
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    Making Audio Enhancers Work on Windows

    I'll wait for alanfox2000 to update his APO driver software again that would include a recent Nahimic 3 APO SWC v1.6.1 component driver that Nahimic support released a few weeks ago.
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    Realtek sound manager missing

    It's a known bug/issue for the R2.82 (v6.0.1.8186 - driver date 6/14/2017) Realtek audio drivers to produce a non-functional Realtek HD audio manager control panel, P4-630. R2.82 is a little over TWO years old since that one was released around the end of July 2017. The problem was fixed...
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    Is windows 10 **Vanadium** 1909 actually out today? November 12th Patch Tuesday.

    1909 = 1903 SP1 (according to this Bleepingcomputer.com article from mid-October) so yes 1909 is "safe" to use
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    Download Windows 10 ESD

    now 1909 is officially released to the general public: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/11/12/how-to-get-the-windows-10-november-2019-update/ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-version-1909-delivery-options/ba-p/1002660 both 1909 ESD & ISO...
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    Windows broke my printing.....

    I assume you're using Win10 v1803 (not v1903) as the KB4524149 & KB4520008 updates are for the 1803 version only better use tools like WUMT (windows update minitool) or even WAU Manager to control & manage Win10 updates [I use any one of these and my Win10 LTSC 2019 v1809 machine has not even...
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    Download Windows 10 ESD

    not to the general public until November 2019
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    Editorial Windows 10 1903 Has a Nasty Audio Stutter Bug Microsoft Hasn't Managed to Fix

    did you try the KB4517389 update, trparky? actually the KB4524147 update kinda did the opposite for some 1903 users in causing some printer issues rather than fixing them and those recent printer issues got fixed for real with the KB4517389 update.
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    Making Audio Enhancers Work on Windows

    and speaking of Gigabyte, they also have this Nahimic 3 utility download I obtained in late August on their web site (for recent Gigabyte AERO & AORUS series laptops] that seems to silently install the Nahimic 3 UWP v1.3.2 app "offline" without an internet connection [requires a reboot after...
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    Download Windows 10 ESD

    well there's an alternative to esd decrypt-multi-release tool from abbodi called "esd-decrypter-wimlib" on github which I use most often and get much better success in ESD > ISO conversion with abbodi's tool