Windows 10 big bad update killed DAX and CAT ho hum

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Did a BIG update on Windows 10 today and kinda figured it would kill something off on SmartSDR but did it anyway ... and it did kill off both  DAX and CAT.  Uninstalled ALL Flex and associated programs completely and rebooted.  Reinstalled latest SmartSDR and rebooted -- and ALL is back to normal!  Did not lose anything and took me less than 6 minutes.  I had recent image backups of the computer and backups of all SmartSDR settings BUT did NOT have to use any of those.
And I have an updated Windows 10.  Life is good, Flex is great!

---Gary WB8ROL
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Life is good.  Glad your problem resolved so quickly.

I just wish I knew why Windows updates seem to cause difficulty in some PCs and not in others.  I almost never have any problems with mine.  I have four Windows 10 machines here, two with SSDR and not even a hiccup with today's updates on all four.  Is it just luck of the draw, hardware differences or something else?  Any insight would be most interesting.
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The greatest strength of the PC architecture is also it's greatest weakness.  The open architecture allows for any company to make motherboards and peripherals.  It also means that each MB and peripheral needs to have its own chipset drivers for most hardware.  That is one reason why not everyone has the same experience with many software packages and drivers etc.  Also ..... another reason for driver problems can result from the combination of similar drivers on the same system that can conflict with things - especially when there are updates to the O.S.

So ... it can simply be that some people have software (and their associated drivers) that you and others don't have on the system.  And when there is an update to the O.S. and the drivers are reloaded the ORDER of the drivers being re-initialized can sometimes cause problems.  Perhaps a better programmed driver would NOT have that problem.

So, it can be difference in hardware drivers, different software on the computers, and the order of the drivers being initialized.

And there are other factors too, of course hihi

The thing is, we just need to accept that these things ARE going to happen to all of us if we use computers (esp. PC's) long enough -- and just deal with it :-)

BTW, I also have on my system USB programming drivers for 2 DMR radios.  And they could very well be the culprit.  But, I uninstalled Flex totally and when I reinstalled it all was OK and normal.  Perhaps simply because of the order that the drivers are initialized.

Life is good :-)


---Gary WB8ROL