Elgato driver headaches.
The Elgato game capture device is one of the devices in my blogging tools for when I decide to do a video blog. Much to my surprise , version 3.0 of their video editing software was released. And upon downloading it the Elgato update tool not only tried to downgrade my software from 64-bit to 32-bit in some half-hazard method. But It also unregistered my device from the computer. This is just a quick entry to show how to fix the Elgato game capture HD60 and manually inject the driver back into your computer so that you can keep using it without a OS reload or anything crazy like that.
The Elgato driver problem.
The website was almost no use to how to fix this issue at the time of posting. However, there is a way to correct this issue.
Even though their update program leaves much to be desired, at least their directory structure is good. locations are as follows:
For 64 bit: C:\Program Files\Elgato\Game Capture HD60
For 32 bit: C:\Program Files(x86)\Elgato\Game Capture HD60
Lets proceed to getting this driver updated manually.
Click “Browse my computer for driver software” as windows will not be able to automatically install our game capture board like it should be able to do.
We point it right to the folder where our game capture driver is at.
This is where windows does not trust what you are doing. This is normal, Just check the box and press the Install button to continue.
Testing the Elgato after manual driver installation.
Now that we have installed the Elgato drivers manually we can go and test it now.
The Elgato Game Capture HD software finally detects my device once again in their newest 3.0 version. It actually shows up in the devices tab with my game capture device and I am receiving a stream coming down the HDMI signal.
So besides the driver headaches of getting downgraded to 32 bit and eventually having my device be totally ignored during an update despite re-installing and/or repairing does to it. I am at least back in business with capturing more videos once again.