crashes and weird screen behavior with Dante FocusriteRednet

I just updated both Nuendo (7.040) and my Focusrite RedNet gear, so I don’t know where to look for answers…

Nuendo crashes every time I go to another program/release my audio hardware. I’ll try letting Nuendo latch on to my audio gear but I’d like to be able to switch to Sound Forge (for example) while keeping Nuendo open in the background. Using Windows 8.1- is anyone else having trouble with this?

Also- screen re-sizing, that is, picking one of the preset Nuendo workspaces, like “editing HD” or “mixing HD” draws my workspace as a huge blank screen from which I can’t return. Is this an issue or is it just my system?