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Windows 10 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (first gen): will they get on?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:35 am
by voiceoverchap
Hi

I'm planning on upgrading my Win 7 PC to Windows 10 in the next few weeks. I know that the Focusrite website says that there are no issues with Xin 10 and the 6i6 however I wondered if anyone else with a 6i6 (first generation) had made the jump?

I rely on the 6i6 for voice over work so I'd be keen on avoiding any potential issues that may sideline my PC. Any words of wisdom (apart from 'don't upgrade!' - Win 7 support ends in December 2019) would be welcome.

Re: Windows 10 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (first gen): will they get on?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:22 pm
by Shostakovich
FWIW I find Win 10 to be superior to earlier versions, more stable, quicker. You'll need to get rid of all the bloatware; live tiles, background apps etc. but once done it's great.
I use Scarlett 2i4 and it's perfect with Win 10, unlike my Tascam 2x2 and KA6 interfaces, both of which had minor but irritating driver issues.

Re: Windows 10 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (first gen): will they get on?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:56 pm
by blinddrew
I have an 8i6, which is a couple of years older I think, but that plays fine with W10. The only occasional hiccup is with the scarlettmix software that will be fine for months at a time and then will randomly decide to reset itself to 48kHz every time for a couple of weeks, then it goes back to behaving itself.
That aside, the actual hardware and W10 have never skipped a beat.