Locked Re: WSJT-X suddenly deaf?
Hasan Schiers N0AN
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Turning off Windows Updates is a Terrible Idea
If a person doesn't have the technical competence to make Windows Audio Devices work properly after an Update munges them, just how well do they think they are going to do avoiding getting and giving virus's and Trojans when their Security Patches are so out of date that they become a nesting area for the bad actors?
Work through the audio setup from top to bottom. If needed, uninstall all your audio devices and start over. Windows audio can be very daunting.
Simply plugging and unplugging something from the Sound Card inputs and outputs can drive you crazy!
However, turning off Windows Updates is NOT the solution, unless you are quite accomplished with the O/S in the first place. ...and if you are, then you shouldn't need to turn off Updates to solve and audio device or serial port enumeration issues.
Worst case, uninstall all the audio devices (non-motherboard ones) and disconnect them. Then reboot. Plug the audio devices in one at a time and find them in Device Manager when Windows recognizes them. Test them one at a time. Rename them once you have identified them.
If that doesn't work, uninstall even the motherboard audio device....you won't lose it.
Shut the computer down, power back up and Windows will find the motherboard audio. Test it out. Unless it's gone bad, it will work. Then add each additional device one at a time. Review them in Device manager and then test them. Eventually you will have them all working again.
If you are using another audio device besides the motherboard one (and you should be for WSJT-X), then once you get it working, RENAME it, so you won't get confused next update. I have not had Update change an Audio Device Name that I changed, and I get updates nearly weekly.
Windows Update is a PITA, to be sure, I have had it brick a laptop, but most of the time I don't have those kinds of issues. With Audio Devices since I renamed them, and also wrote out notes on every serial port (plus labled the cables on both ends), my problems become very easy to solve.
When things get messed up, it's a big help.
On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:32 AM Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote: