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midi trouble with windows 10
New forum user here, been with NWC since '98. If this has already been discussed and figured out, please let me know. I recently upgraded to windows 10, and after a few weeks of the computer freezing up requiring a hard shutdown and reboot, all the midi ability  stopped. The computer runs more smoothly now, but I can't play midi, record, or in any other way use midi. When I click 'play', a warning window pops up saying "One or more of your selected midi devices are failing to open. Would you like to go to the midi options tab to investigate?" I click Yes. The midi tab shows Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth in the field for "Devices used by play back", where it is supposed to be. I click OK. I click Play again, and an alert pops up at the bottom of the screen saying "Alert #1: Upgrade Check Failed: Could not connect to"
I dabbled in the Microsoft Knowledge Base regarding this, and couldn't get any answers except to try using CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth. I downloaded it and I get the same result. It is also listed in the field for "Devices used by play back".
The same midi problem happened when I upgraded another machine to windows 10, except much more promptly, not several weeks later.
Does anyone have a solution? Many thanks!

Re: midi trouble with windows 10
Reply #1
You might look at: Windows 10: Configuring Play in Version 2.51a (and older) on NoteWorthy's blog.
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Re: midi trouble with windows 10
Reply #2
Ha! Haha! That worked! I saw something about that earlier, and I thought I tried it without success. But it worked this time. Thank you.

Re: midi trouble with windows 10
Reply #3
I recently upgraded to windows 10

Two points:

  • NWC 2.75 should not suffer from the GS Wavetable Synth problems that were part of the earlier Windows 10 releases.
  • In my tests, Microsoft appears to have fixed the Windows 10 MIDI problems as of  build 10586.

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