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Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
Hi all,

I have a new problem with my uDSD under Windows 10. The driver installs fine but it does not recognise the DAC when plugged in. In device manager it shows a Nuprime USB device with a warning that it has been installed with an unsigned driver. Going through the laborious advanced boot options process allows the machine to start and install unsigned drivers. However it is not a permanent fix and having to go through 20 minutes of driver installation is hardly a good way to start a listening session. Has anyone had this before? Is there a permanent fix?

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Offline Dubya Jay Dee

Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:57:52 PM »
Had the same problem and eventually dicovered the solution-

Disable Secureboot in UEFI.

Reinstall the driver.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 08:02:47 PM by Dubya Jay Dee »

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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 08:20:23 PM »
Like a charm! Thank you sir!
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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 09:06:03 PM »
 :thumbs:

A bit irritating that Nuprime doesn't fix their driver.

They blame Microsoft..  :whistler:

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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 12:11:20 AM »
Man this is an interesting issue...

One of the few DACs I never had an issue with and still use. Will make a note of this, just in case I get it one day, as I would have never guessed the solution.

Thanks!

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W


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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
:thumbs:

A bit irritating that Nuprime doesn't fix their driver.

They blame Microsoft..  :whistler:

-I'd say the exact opposite. Microsoft is trying to update and control hardware drivers, but not succeeding, creating chaos with devices. I have experienced this way to many times lately with Windows 10.

-just my humble opinion.  :2c:
 
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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 10:23:15 AM »
-I'd say the exact opposite. Microsoft is trying to update and control hardware drivers, but not succeeding, creating chaos with devices. I have experienced this way to many times lately with Windows 10.

-just my humble opinion.  :2c:

 I agree actually, there is something screwy with Microsoft's side of this problem as they are trying to implement full USB2 plug-and-play compliance like Apple and Linux have had for years, obviating the need for installing drivers.

But in the meantime Nuprime should be submitting their drivers to Microsoft for certification as "signed driver" so that Microsoft's new extra layer of "secure" booting can function as it should. (Unsigned drivers are not loaded at startup with "Secureboot" enabled.)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 10:32:27 AM by Dubya Jay Dee »

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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 01:37:43 PM »
-I'd say the exact opposite. Microsoft is trying to update and control hardware drivers, but not succeeding, creating chaos with devices. I have experienced this way to many times lately with Windows 10.

-just my humble opinion.  :2c:
 

Its not that different with the Mac OS.  About two years ago, the change to Sierra messed up a lot of audio drivers and it took months to sort out

On the other hand, I have just built a music server for the Hi-Fi Club using Kodibuntu.  Everything I have connected to it via USB worked first time
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Re: Nuprime uDSD unsigned driver - Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
Its not that different with the Mac OS.  About two years ago, the change to Sierra messed up a lot of audio drivers and it took months to sort out

On the other hand, I have just built a music server for the Hi-Fi Club using Kodibuntu.  Everything I have connected to it via USB worked first time

Thanx for that info Chris. Very good to know, because I'm considering a music server build. I have tested Volumio and was actually quite good, except for the folder scanning. I did find something called beets.io, which looks extremely good for a free program - http://beets.io

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