No sound, no way, nada

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I am using Windows 10 and everything WAS working. Now on SmartSDR there is no sound, coming in or going out, further there is no sound on anything in the laptop, it even gives a message failed to play a test tone. The speakers are default. I have been using Windows 10 for 2 weeks. I shutdown and re-started. I deleted the sound driver and had windows re-install, nada.

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I had windows 10 on my desktop for a bit, I thought everything was good but, it was a bit unstable after some time.  Not sure if the free upgrade will allow you to do a fresh install and not a upgrade.  But if it does, I would do that and if that does not work, go back to windows 7 which is what I did.
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I did another re-start and it spent 15 minutes updating and it all came back, so as Rosanna Rosanna Danna said, "never mind."
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This is a good example of why you don't want to install any Microsoft operating system update until after the first service pack is released.

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That is why it is only installed on ONE of my two computers
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Just in case it happens to others, it seems the "enhancements" mess with some sound cards.

Step 1: First Go to Notification Area → Right Click sound Icon → open Playback devices → Select your Speaker/Headphone icon as default playback device.. 

Step 2: After default playback device Navigate to Properties → click on advanced → enhancement → check disable all enhancement  Reboot the system. 
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SmartSDR now does have audio but it is low and with everything maxed out it is barely usable and slightly distorted. Then I checked other audio on the laptop, it is not as low but still not as it was before Windows 10 was installed, any ideas?
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Upgrade your computer to Windows 7 and give Microsoft a year or two to fix all the bugs in Windows 10 before you waste your time trying to do their work for them...
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Free upgrade goes away in 11 mos
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So wait 10 1/2 months or just spend the $119 in a few years when MS finally fixes everything...

When I was still running businesses... my IT guys used to wait years before upgrading as the cost of fixing the broken parts was far in excess of any benefits of most MS O/S upgrades...

In fact, so far - other than NEW- I have not seen any compelling benefits to make me want to downgrade any of the 9 computers in my shack to W10 ...  ( I hated W8 and W8.1 so much that everything was upgraded to W7)

OTOH .. iOS9.0 will be out next month.. I have a high level of confidence that Apple will get it mostly right so I intend to upgrade my iOS devices immediately... I Might Note the iOS is always a FREE upgrade..
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+1 I agree with everything you stated.  When I tested it on my flex system, I had an image to go back to windows 7.  Windows 10 is just not ready for prime time yet. Bugs still need to be worked out. 
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I'll quote, or more precisely, paraphrase our resident Windows expert, Peter: If everything runs fine for you on Windows 7, don't leave Windows 7.
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I have been  supporting all windows flavors and MS products in general for over 25 years and from experience (and I always try and give MS the benefit of the doubt) never go with anything thats not mature for a year.
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Yep, Years back, perhaps even in the 90's, I heard what SteveJ mentioned, "Never buy a dot 0 release of anything from Microsoft. I gave up trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. I am virtually 100% Linux now.
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If it breaks your apps, it's not a free upgrade.
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I went all Apple now, I run a Imac 27 but my flex is a dell quad 4 I7 but, thats only because of the flex.  I wish Flex had a Apple version.
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Stu, I believe, is working on a version that'll run on a Mac (and iPad). I am working on the GUI of my version of SSDR which will run on a Mac. Allegedly also on an iPad, although I don't have one.

I don't know what the difference is in the Objective C UI components between the iPad and the Mac.  Yeah, I have a 15" Dell that, of course, came with Win7. I "shrunk it down to the point I could drown it in the bathtub" and put Linux on the found space. I only used Windows for TurboTax before I got the Flex.
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Man, when you have the mac version ready for beta testers, I'm in!
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COUNT ME IN TOO!  K0UNX, Jim in Colorado!
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I agree, I was using windows 10 and had some issues but, I knew that was the tip of the iceberg.  Go back to windows 7.
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Assume windows  10 has issues, but didn't SmartSDR have issues? I saw hundreds if not thousands of complaints here, I didn't see anyone say to go back?
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Actually some had 'gone back', take 1.3.8 and 1.3.0. Many downgraded. There have been other instances of downgrading SSDR. Aside from that, Howard is correct.
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Totally different issue.... W10 is an O/S which may or may not give you some benefits (So far NOT)

SSDR was definitely (and still is) a work in process adding basic and necessary features to a radio..