So I experimented a little with these HID drivers and noticed that they install an additional service called "X10Hid.sys". But this service doesn't show up in the services control panel and also has not entry in the task-manager. These kind of services are "device driver services" and cannot be stopped in a running system. Instead you have to disable them (for example through the registry) and restart the computer.
What I want to do now is to find out, if these HID driver packages are a good option for EventGhost users. The advantage of these HID driver packages is, that they are mostly newer and better supported by the manufacturers. One packages that looks especially fine is the driver for the ATi-Remote-Wonder(-Plus) as it includes drivers for both 32bit-Windows and 64bit-Windows.
You can get this driver here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/P ... sta64.aspx
Don't get anxious, because it say "Vista (64 bit)". This driver should work on XP and 32bit versions also.
After you have installed this driver package, you should find an “X10 Hid Device” in the device-manager, as it's explained here: http://www.eventghost.org/docs/x10
So try to remove it, but don't
install another driver afterwards. Then test briefly, if everything works as it should.
There is an easier way to disable this “X10 Hid Device” through the registry editor. Just open up:
and set the value of the "Start" key to 4 and reboot. If this works so far, we can later automate this registry manipulation inside the plugin.
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