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Xonar AE Windows 11 Driver issue

Level 7

I recently installed a Xonar AE and have issues with the driver and Windows 11 23H2. The driver will cause iTunes, Apple Music and AMD Adrenaline Control panel to freeze up. This card will not function until the Xonar driver is installed… device error 10. Afterwards if you uninstall the software and driver, it will operate with the Windows 11 USB 2.0 Audio driver and the mentioned Apps will work normally. Odd behavior for sure.
The other issue is the Windows startup sound doesn’t play all the way. Doesn’t matter which driver is being used. The Windows startup plays normally using the S/PDIF output.
I can’t use the Xonar software since iTunes and Apple Music freezes up. 

The Xonar AE definitely needs a new driver unless there’s an alternative… suggestions anyone?