I also can't get sonic studio to open after the 1607 windows update.
For those still struggling with windows updating drivers automatically, which is what puts you in the loop with Realtek uninstalling the driver only to ask you to uninstall it again after reboot...
Follow these steps to turn that feature of windows off.
If the above doesn't work for you as it did not work for me, then you have to manually edit the registry to disable that feature within windows.
All in all I think disabling this "auto driver install" feature is good in general.
Has anyone else found an actual solution to how to get sonic studio to open again?
In addition to performing this
1. Start group policy editor and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative templates > System > Device Installation > Device Installation Restrictions.
(a) Disable "Prevent installation of devices not described by other policy settings"
After this restart the system,
Completely removed the drivers.
Reinstalled drivers and its sonic studio 2 is working without any issues.
However it did not solve the other problem with SupremeFx Hi-Fi DAC software which i believe due to the fact that USB based sound,
Somehow leading to some other kind of policy issue blocking this software properly register. not entirely sure though.
There is another policy mentioned some internet site that treats USB removable devices
"Allow installation of devices that match any of these device IDs"
Not able to figure out the device id for this one.
Also i suspect the crappy software. If i use compatibilty mode then i get to see cripped software on screen. with nothing working on it.