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  • UPdate offered A-Volute – SoftwareComponent – 1.8.1.0

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update UPdate offered A-Volute – SoftwareComponent – 1.8.1.0

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      • #2269035 Reply
        JimmyLawson
        AskWoody Plus

        What is this offered update on June 3rd 2020 called A-Volute – SoftwareComponent – 1.8.1.0. Should I let this install or not?

      • #2269040 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        A-Volute

        From Microsoft®Update Catalog

        a-v

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        anonymous
        Guest

        I am a recent poster on AW, see my post 2266191 on this board, and the other comments on that thread. That time last week, it seemed like the bad Nahimic stuff was pretty largely unknown. Now, my net search just now on:

        https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=A%2DVolute

        brings up a lot of info on the bad things M$ through this Nahimic stuff does to your PC. A search of the M$ Update Catalog for just a-volute shows a ton of driver updates they have been offering to the suckers….erm, I mean “valued customers” — going back to mid-2017. As with so much of M$ stuff, it looks like you submit to it, at your peril. (Oh, and by the way, my Linux Mint Cinnamon dual boot still rolls right along, with sound profusely!) Cheers!

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          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          The update is a 3rd party driver. It’s not reasonable to blame MS for problems this driver causes.

          It does explain why we don’t recommend allowing Windows Update to update drivers.

          cheers, Paul

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        anonymous
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        If everything for your audio works now, then do not install the driver update!

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