Audio Engine Stutters or Volume Dips When Switching Between Windows

This has never happened to me before…

Windows 10/64

i7 SandyBridge 16gb RAM

During playback, if I open an Edit Window or close an Edit Window, the playback will either stutter -or- the volume will dip like 40db just for an instant and then spring back to normal. This has -never- happened to me before. In fact, the playback engine has been so utterly reliable for me I never gave upgrading a second thought, but this is a consistent behaviour.

Maybe it’s related to this https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=286&t=147291

Post your issue in that thread.