Decided to take my semi-retired Windows 10 laptop and use it for something other than a paperweight. I figured it would make for a great Tidal streaming device and music server, hooked up to my XDA-2 Gen.2 DAC. However, this hasn't gone as smoothly as I hoped for.
Here was my install process.
Connected the DAC and computer via the USB cable.
Turned on DAC and selected USB input.
I've downloaded the drivers "Drivers v1.01a - Windows 10 ONLY (8/10/2015)" from Emotiva's site.
Uncompressed them to a separate file.
Here's the result.
During the driver install, I get the following message "The system has not been modified. To install at a later time, run the installation again." How useful...
Checking the "Device Manager", the DAC shows up as "USB2.0 High-Speed True HD Audio" with the dreaded "exclamation/triangle" icon telling me there's an issue.
Looking at the details, it tells me that there's no drivers installed for this device.
Anyone have a clue as to why this is happening? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PREFERRED METHOD OF DISABLING DRIVER SIGNATURE ENFORCEMENT NOTE: One step in this procedure will require you to press a key on your keyboard. If you have a laptop or netbook computer, simply use the attached keyboard and, if you have a “convertible” computer, attach your keyboard before starting the procedure. If you have a “pure tablet”, then you will be required to temporarily connect a USB keyboard. (Most WiFi and Bluetooth keyboards won’t work for this.) 1. Click on the Windows “start button” icon (or press the Windows button). 2. Click on Settings. 3. Click on Update and Security. 4. Click on Recovery. 5. Under Advanced Startup, click on Restart Now. 6. Your computer will reboot, and return to a screen that says Choose an Option. 7. Under Choose an Option, click on Troubleshoot. 8. Under Troubleshoot, click on Advanced Options. 9. Under Advanced Options, click on Startup Settings. 10. Under Startup Settings, click Restart. 11. Your computer will reboot, and return to a screen that says Startup Settings. 12. Press the “7” or “F7” key to select Diable Driver Signature Enforcement. 13. Your computer will reboot again, and DSE will be disabled. NOTE: Once your computer reboots you will be able to install the drivers with no problems, and they will remain installed and continue to work after you reboot your computer. (The current Windows literature disagrees on whether DSE will remain entirely disabled after the next reboot, or whether it will be re-enabled, but will allow the unsigned drivers to remain installed and in use. Therefore, if you have to reinstall the drivers, you might wish to repeat the procedure before doing so.)