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Hi folks,

First post here. I HAVE read and acted on another post here from 2010 on how to disable MS GS Wavetable Synth, however, it didn't work for me, despite looking at the various components within the Sound, Video and Game Controllers in Device Manager, as suggested there. I'm using Windows 10 64 bit.

Specifically, I'm trying to update the firmware of a MIDI guitar pedal (Strymon Timeline) which helpfully provides a program called Strymon Nixie.

When opening this software, it recognizes the Roland UM One Mk 2 USB MIDI interface in both the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT paths, but there's that pesky MS GS Wavetable Synth sitting in the MIDI OUT path as well. This prevents me from downloading the latest firmware to the Strymon Timeline. (I successfully managed to update the Strymon Timeline firmware some years ago using another USB MIDI interface but had to replace the interface for this latest firmware update - I replaced a M-Audio unit with the Roland one, as suggested by Strymon.)

The Nixie update error reads: "... only connect one device to the MIDI port." "If there are multiple devices in a MIDI daisy-chained configuration, the firmware updater may have trouble addressing the correct device."

As it is, I have NO other MIDI devices connected, and even disconnected ALL of the USB ports (other than mouse and keyboard) while updating the USB MIDI interface.
Some of the solutions I've (unsuccessfully) tried to disable MS GS Wavetable Synth have included disabling it in Device Manager, as well as killing all of the sounds in Window. Reboot and the Wavetable Synth has now enabled itself again!

As I mentioned at the start, when looking at the "events" of the various components (MS GS Wavetable Synth and Roland's UM One Mk 2 USB MIDI interface, I notice that neither of these have been "migrated". I HAVE disabled the MS GS Wavetable Synth, but it still shows up in Strymon Nixie and so I'm unable to update the Strymon Timeline.

I'd love to uninstall MS GS Wavetable Synth (possibly using Revo Uninstaller) but can't find it in Windows/System32 or anywhere else.

Anyone have any suggestions as to how to PERMANENTLY disable MS GS Wavetable Synth?

Thanking you in advance!

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Thanks for your reply, because by looking there, I finally managed to circumvent the MS GS Wavetable Synth problem by going back to the Strymon support pages .... long story short, I didn't have to deal with the Microsoft issue. I won't bore you with the details, but your post helped me look again at an EARLIER USB MIDI interface program, which THIS time allowed me to update Strymon.
 
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