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Blue Snowball USB microphone won't connect to Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TyWMick, Jan 31, 2015.

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  1. TyWMick

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    So when I plug in my Blue Snowball, a device setup window pops up, but then the device installation process gets stuck halfway through.

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    This has happened multiple times, and I've left it going overnight a few of those times, but to no avail. And I've tried using it anyway just in case the installation isn't necessary, but it doesn't work.

    I tried contacting Blue support to see if they had any drivers or anything, but they told me that it's supposed to be plug and play, so there's nothing they can do to help me, especially since I built the PC myself.

    So, any insight? I'm running Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro, and here's my build.

    I wonder for some probably unfounded reason if it might be one of my original system drivers I downloaded and installed, because I've tried reinstalling Windows a few times, and the mic problem persists... Each time I reinstall, the first thing I do is go to the websites of each of the parts and download and install the driver each company provides for the component. Do I not need all of those?

     
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    Why are you running Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro?
     
  3. TyWMick

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    Oh, my brother got a free copy through some student program and gave it to me as a gift. Would it be causing any problems?
     
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    Probably, and you are not legally allowed to use it anyways. It's designed for industrial/commercial uses and not for end users at home. We cannot assist you with anything to do with this computer while you are running that version.
     
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    Wait, what? He got it through Microsoft DreamSpark, and that's still the version they hand out there. Is Microsoft breaking the law by distributing it to students?

    All things considered, though, I did build this PC for business purposes; I'm writing it off on my taxes and all. Does that make a difference?
     
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    Your brother needs to re-read the Dreamspark TOS...
     
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    It's distributed to students to be use by those students, not for students to give to others. It is not for end users to use, it doesn't matter if you plan to use the computer for business purposes or not, that's still not was it is meant for and a violation of the terms.
     
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    Oh, whoops, yeah, looks like staff/faculty/students aren't supposed to give away their product keys... Guess his department sort of dropped the ball on the whole
    thing, haha.

    Well, I guess I have a more pressing issue on my hands, then, and that's getting myself a new copy of Windows... Very sorry to have bothered you guys!
     
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