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I keep my PCs updated too, and I generally let them run all the time. And I still get reassignments. Windoze updates nearly always fail to see the default sound interface on my living room/office machine, which is a USB-connected Mackie Onyx (and often after a reboot). The last two updates on the shack machine, which I initiated after a "warning," reassigned most of the USB ports.
I'm set to reboot on my command, and I shut down all running programs first. I've had bad things happen when I didn't.
73, Jim K9YC
On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 4:25 PM Robie - AJ4F <ruler55@...
I do the same as you and I have not had any issues so far.
Robie - AJ4F
I noted the recent flurry of messages today
after the most recent Win10 update causing USB device
reassignments. Both my Win10 PCs were updated today without the
USB reassignments. In fact, I have never encountered the devices
being reassigned as many others have. That got me thinking.
I always keep my PCs updated, I don't permanently postpone Windows
updates as some have advocated to avoid the problem. Having an
un-updated PC connected to the Internet is asking for trouble,
likely more trouble than that caused by device reassignments, IMO.
At most I postpone updates for a couple of hours.
Why don't I get these reassignment problems? My theory is that it
is due to not allowing Windows to update itself while the PC is in
an idle state, like 2 or 3 in the morning, as it typically wants.
I have windows set to notify that updates have been download and
are ready to apply. I then allow the updates while I am watching
the PC, and importantly, all my connected devices are active. That
is none of my connected USB devices are asleep or hibernating
during the update.
I wonder if Windows is reassigning devices because during its
update, devices that it was previously aware of are not found, so
reassigns. If all device are connected I suspect Windows will not
de Laurie VK3AMA