The recent (3/10/2016) MS Windows 10 Auto Upgrade trashed the DAX settings in SSDR V1.6. I had to do a complete uninstall of SSDR, a few reboots, and a fresh install of SSDR. That solved my problem. GL
73, Rich, K3VAT
I believe I know some individual's reaction to this question but I ask it sincerely. Is this a FRS issue or a uSoft issue?
It's only happened once on my main PC and twice on my laptop.
And if memory serves me correctly... I simply ran a "repair" one time and resolved the issue.. same app package
Just my 2 cents
1 I uninstalled every old SSDR in: control panel>programs list including DAX but left FlexVSP alone and rebooted.
2 I updated Win 10 to the latest updates and rebooted.
3 I reloaded 1.6.21 and rebooted.
Took maybe 10 minutes once I had the win 10 updates completed. My hair is intact.
I fired up SSDR and was back in business. Switched to 40 and worked St Barts one call. I've been running win 10 on the machine in my office since last summer and have upgraded to win 10 on several other computers and except for uninstalling and reinstalling to fix DAX have never had an issue. I'm glad ro have all those old SSDR's off my machine. Like every one else I was worried but now that it's over I'm glad it's over. Worked so well I deleted the windows.old folder to free up SSD space
Thanks to all who replied to my posting. Regarding the question as to " ... what percentage had trouble ...OR ... what percentage have repeatedly had trouble ... I think a lot has to do IF you have the SSDR and perhaps other SW running when the MS Upgrade actually takes place. For example, I usually leave the computer up and running with SSDR, DXLabs, JTx. Other Windows10 users told me that they often shut down and upgrades are done when they power up (without any apps besides the OS). My guess is that users in the 2nd case may be more 'protected'.
thanks, 73, Rich, K3VAT
Most of us had been receiving prompts to upgrade to W10 since the launch in July 2015. In recent weeks I started seeing "tricky" prompts in Windows which, on first inspection, didn't seem to give us a choice other than to upgrade now or tonight. Last week I started seeing something new on one of my laptops. I would log in and a timer would start counting down for 1 hour until upgrade with no obvious way to cancel. Two days ago when I received the 60 minute message I canceled it and started a StorageCraft image backup of my system so I would have a recovery image if that proved to be necessary. When I returned from my errands my laptop was completing a Windows 10 upgrade. My initial reaction was more than mild annoyance.
I checked to see if there were any problem icons in Devices Drivers. The machine seemed to be happy. I opened a number of programs and they all ran OK. Now it was time for the real test. I launched SmartSDR and to my shock it came up running. I connected to the FLEX-6700 and everything was OK. SmartSDR was fully functional. SmartSDR CAT was happy and so was the DAX Control Panel.
Because of the new aggressive behavior of Windows Update regarding Windows 10 upgrades I am avoiding booting the other machines until I am ready to upgrade them to Windows 10 Enterprise in the coming days.
One last thing. I am moving to Windows Enterprise because it is intended to meet the needs of large businesses which won't put up with data gathering by Cortana and Edge. Also, it is to receive updates only every 3-4 months. The Enterprise LTSB will only be updated at 8-12+ month intervals. Why? First, large entities don't want to deal with deploying constant updates. Second, Microsoft is using their consumer users as beta testers and deploying to corporate users after updates (KB's) are proven to be stable. Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying that is bad. It is an interesting business model: Give it to individuals for free and sell stable versions to large corporations.
The bottom line is so far I have involuntarily upgraded one laptop to Windows 10 Professional and everything is OK, for now.