Nahimic Mirroring Device Keeps Reinstalling Itself

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Every time there's a Windows update, Nahimic audio drivers reinstall themselves, which in turn causes my headphones to have no sound. The temporary fix in the past was to uninstall Nahimic Mirroring Device and reboot. This has always worked, until today. Now, Nahimic Mirroring Device reinstalls itself within a minute of me uninstalling it, without fail. I have no idea why this driver prevents my headphones from producing sound, but I do run my microphone and headphones through a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen, which has its own audio drivers and software. I tested my microphone on Audacity and it still works fine. I'm also not sure why there are 2 drivers listed for both Realtek and Nahimic. Here's a screenshot of that, as well as the error code showing for Nahimic audio driver:

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Almost forgot to mention that I also have Creative Pebble 2.0 desktop speakers that work just fine on the Realtek drivers, even now.

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My mobo is MSI Z390 Godlike.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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laurence1211

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Every time there's a Windows update, Nahimic audio drivers reinstall themselves, which in turn causes my headphones to have no sound. The temporary fix in the past was to uninstall Nahimic Mirroring Device and reboot. This has always worked, until today. Now, Nahimic Mirroring Device reinstalls itself within a minute of me uninstalling it, without fail. I have no idea why this driver prevents my headphones from producing sound, but I do run my microphone and headphones through a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen, which has its own audio drivers and software. I tested my microphone on Audacity and it still works fine. I'm also not sure why there are 2 drivers listed for both Realtek and Nahimic. Here's a screenshot of that, as well as the error code showing for Nahimic audio driver:

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Almost forgot to mention that I also have Creative Pebble 2.0 desktop speakers that work just fine on the Realtek drivers, even now.

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My mobo is MSI Z390 Godlike.

Any help would be appreciated.
You could try disabling the device first.
Or if that doesn't work you could try this:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...ager-to-uninstall-devices-and-driver-packages
There are ways to clean this up, but realtek drivers are so bad I don't really want to go there.
 
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This has been driving me absolutely nuts.

I've disabled and uninstalled the damn malware (Nahimic 3) and rebooted multiple times and it still comes back like the plague. Even tried using the command prompt to no avail. I'm seriously considering doing a clean Windows 10 install. And if that fails, I'm gonna buy another mobo.
 

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This has been driving me absolutely nuts.

I've disabled and uninstalled the damn malware (Nahimic 3) and rebooted multiple times and it still comes back like the plague. I'm seriously considering doing a clean Windows 10 install. And if that fails, I'm gonna buy another mobo.
It reinstalls because of windows getting it from the backup, which is why you have to tell windows to delete the backup. However it can then also want to fill in the gap and get drivers online.
Found this on reddit:

If you are still having problems with this do the following:

  1. Go to device manager and in properties for nahimic check and copy the hardware id.
  2. Go to local group policy editor Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions.
  3. Double click the "Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs" and change its status to enabled.
  4. As the device ID type the nahimic id from step 1.

I wonder if that will work for you.
 

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Nahimic Mirroring Device is a sound driver that works alongside with Nahimic app which was pre-installed on your PC if you are using product from MSI, ASRock, Alienware,... And because it is a system app, the un-installation will cause some audio issue with your PC. I'm using Nahimic app to boost audio when playing game. It's not too bad at all, u should try it.
 
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