RTL-SDR dongle and Win 8.1 success

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RTL-SDR dongle and Win 8.1 success

Post by Dumbme » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:04 pm

Ok for the heck of it with zadig I installed "libusb-win32 (v1.2.6.0)" driver and boom sdr# sees device as "Generic RTL2832U OEM (1) and (0) I chose (0) and a pop up says device (0) no longer available. So chose (1) and bingo it works?????
This on a ASUS G750JZ win 8.1 Home 64. Works with SDR# only.

If this doesn't work there was one more step I did, probably was not important. I have done these things out of desperation with no knowledge of to back it up.

OK after another problem with a plugin(audioprocessor) and the "paunanticipatedhosterror" I had to use the windows 8.1 recovery. So I lost the working driver, the one more step that I mentioned above...I mistakenly installed "USB CDC" via zadig, then I of course ended up with a Port in device manager. Uninstall that Port driver in device manager. Unplug sdr and plug back in, with zadig>all devices>Install driver libusb-win32 (v1.2.6.0). Unplug sdr plug back in and I see bulkin (1) and bulkin (0) and this worked for me. Why, no Idea. Sorry for strange narrative


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