Just had the same problem with the NI S88 drivers being knocked out by a WIN 10 update. When that happen, the S88 reverts to being a ‘dumb’ MIDI keyboard and looses all its advanced (hardware to software) mapping features. no amout of updating NI drivers will fix this.
…Check the following in “View Update History / Uninstal Updates”"…
If you can see Windows 10 ipdate (KB4487017), remove it. Once it was removed, my S88 drivers worked again - and all the buttons came back to life!
Since Microsoft has descended to a whole new level of aggression and spying on its users, I have had to employ some 3rd party software to stop my system from automatically re-installing updates. (Please note: With win10 home, no amount of system tweaks prevent the OS from forcing updates on you. I went deep into the Registry, Sceduled Tasks & Services, to no avail - the system just reverts back to its defaults.)
download - Windows Update Blocker v1.1 - from:
While your at it, download Easy Service Optimizer v1.2
This will manage your services and help with the windows bloatware problem
Another good utility to control all manner of windows functions (including updates) is Winaero Tweaker at…
To clean out much of the rubbish that came with the OS, go to this page and find out about the de-bloater script…
I have done this on my laptop and works well. I have yet to do it on my studio PC but am making a system image at the moment and fully expect to have it done tonight.
Finally, to block the 30 or so channels of telemetry which relay all your information back to MS, download - DoNotSpy10 - from…
My goal is to have Win10 stripped back to the bare essentials and have it function as a ‘dumb’, lightweight platform for Cubase without any of the spying features + most of the ‘junk’ removed. I have no complaints about the speed or the stability of the OS, it’s just a shame that MS have taken such an aggressive approach and foisted so much bloatware on people who are trying to run businesses and need the OS to just work!
It goes without saying that a system image backup SHOULD be made first. I have five different hard drives with images going back weeks. Before any serious modifications to the OS, I backup - and do nor rely on System Restore!
Now maybe I can get back to using my studio PC to just making music?