Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10, VIA HD Audio, No Speaker Fill, 5.1 Fix, Drivers.

Well, windows 10 arrives and we wait for audio drivers. The built in ones only provide 5.1 audio when using Edge/IE. So you’ve only got 2 channel sound (no speaker fill) and when you open the sound properties you get an enhancements warning.

These drivers worked for me (VIA Vinyl 2021 HD) and I guess for most VIA audio codecs.

Nothing special to do, just install and enjoy. One thing I did notice is the HD Vdeck app does not open.

the HD Vdeck app now opens under TH-2 build 10532 of windows

Install Bitdefender Anti-Virus on Windows 10 technical preview.

If your having poroblems installing Bitdefender Anti Virus on Windows 10 technical preview, try this (works for me).

Download the Bitdefender installer from Bitdefender website. If you bought it online then use the link in your purchase email.

Place the file somewhere easy to get to, like c:\temp.

Now use the compression program of your choice to unpack the contents of the file. I use 7-zip, so right click the downloaded file and select ‘7-zip’ -> ‘Extract to’.

now open a command prompt as administrator and navigate to c:\temp

cd c:\temp
setupdownloader.exe /silent

The install is silent, there will be no on-screen progress or results. Just wait a minute or two (depending on your internet speed) while the program downloads and installs. Eventually you will see the Bitdefender program appear in the system tray.