win10 CAT (and DAX)

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After installing Win10 Smartsdr worked fine - except :
- CAT will not start with the error massage
means : the service was not found...
Is there a problem with the .NET? I did not found a new one, which could be installed with win10.
The messages appears always after booting.

- DAX: I uninstalled SmartSDR a few times due to the problem above. After reinstalling DAX did not start up with a message like "devices are busy". Uninstalling did not remove the DAX devices. But doing this manually helps. So it is not a real problem, just a hint. I did not realized this behaviour with Win7.

Guenter
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Jim Gilliam

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Any chance another computer is running SmartSDR at the same time?
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Walt - KZ1F

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"Is there a problem with .NET?"

There are some of us that think there has always been a problem with .NET. In fairness, some would disagree. I am not one of those bravest (or most foolish) of souls that did the upgrade to Win10. Consequently, I haven't been paying seriously close attention to the myriad of complaints of Flex software not working after the upgrade. I believe, however, people have been successful completely uninstalling everything Flex, well, certainly 6000 related, and reinstalling everything then rebooting the computer.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This error means that the FlexVSP driver which runs as a service is not running when CAT is started.

Try the troubleshooting processes in this HelpDesk article.
https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205000829-Troubleshooting-FlexVSP-Not-Running-Error...
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I found that, in a couple of instances, (w10 betas and full release)that when I reinstalled SSDR, I did it once with radio off, then if the dax/cat etc. dIdn't work, I installed again without uninstalling and with the radio still on, and it worked...YMMV. Dax and Cat started with no problems.
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I am living the best of both worlds. One can Easily add a second SATA drive to almost any computer. Usually there one or two spare power connectors and the motherboard usually has at least two or three  unused SATA female connectors. A SATA cable costs about 79 cents and I am using a Samsung 250 GB SSD from amazon for about 100 dollars. I use the SSD for Windows 10 and the primary drive for Windows 7. It is so easy to set the BIOS to boot on either of the two drives. That way you will always have Windows 7 while you are getting the bugs out of 10. Also having a spare drive makes it easy to very quickly make backup images of both operating systems.

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Correct, I won't say here what that number was, in the case of MWW, but it was well well into the millions per year. Howard is correct on his second point as well. CA has thousands of engineers, around 10, many...most have corporate paid MSDN subscriptions $1,000/copy and 10,000 copies.

This is the quantification of why would anyone with zero stroke with the vendor ever use the vendors new or beta product. Supportability isn't an FRS issue, beyond does it work, the issue is owned by those individuals that either accept the risk or haven't factored in a realistic level of risk.
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I would like to go back to original problem.
Tim:
As you had written, I did a new install of win10 - but a little bit different. After lots of frustration going back to win7 I tried a clean install of Win10 from DVD. I extracted the activiation key from the update before. I read, it would not work with this key - but it worked. Then the installation was without major problems. And because I have my data and (most) programs on my personal (USB) cloud :)  installation of the other programms will take one houer only.
First programm I installed was SmartSDR and Easypal. Both are working now... :)

So: A clean installation from scratch is a good choice sometimes.

Mni Tnx
Guenter
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We only test and validate our products on "clean" installs of operating systems.  When you add an operating system upgrade into the mix, all bets are off.

I am glad everything is working well for you now.
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THIS JUST IN from Kim Komando!  She issued a link to help resolve Windows 10 audio issues.  Here’s the link:
http://www.komando.com/happening-now/322321/how-to-fix-those-windows-10-audio-issues?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2015-08-21-article_2-cta
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Not uncommon