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Alesis DM6 not working on Windows 8.1

Hello,
Sorry for my bad English. I'v got an Alesis DM6; I used it on an old Windows XP and on a Vista (they were two DELL). Now I bought a new pc, a TOSHIBA Satellite with Windows 8.1, and I discovered that the module is recognised and installed by the system, but any signal is going out from module.
I've contacted Your Support through email, but even them hasn't find out a solution.
I tried to check the signal with BOME's Translator, the e.drum is recognised but any signal reaches the PC.
What shall I do?? I'm going crazy :/
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  • Hey Francesco, make sure to try all USB ports (preferably the ones on the back - desktop). Also, can you open your windows (control panel > device manager) menu and make sure the device shows up without an error or "driver not installed" status on your USB list? Let me know what you see here. What other USB devices are installed/being used? Are you using a USB hub?

    (You may also want the following setting configured on the DM6)
    Press PATTERN to enter Pattern Select Mode.
    Press VALUE +/- to select "– –N" (GM format).

    The GM format is used when the module is connected to a computer. In this format, you can use DM6 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface, triggering sounds from your favorite drum module software. Only "Note on/off" messages will be transmitted in this mode.

    If you wanted to monitor MIDI messages in general, you can use the following utility: http://www.midiox.com

    ('translator' is a different MIDI utility for converting MIDI messages to other commands)

    Let me know.
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  • Of course I've already tried each usb port, that are 3.0 and 2.0 usb (when use the module, i unlink every device). I also tried MIDIOX, without any result. I know yet the "--N" mode.
    When linked, on "device manager" the module is shown as a "audio, video, game controller" with the label "edrum". In properties the driver is called "Usb speakers"
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    This is the solution that worked for me.
    My OS is Windows 8.1, and in the forum Joseph posted it seems is an usual thread with this device. So:

    1) Connect ALESIS DM6 to an USB port (I choosed USB 2.0);
    2) Turn ON the device;
    3) Follow this address: Control Panel/Device Manager/Audio, Video, Game Controller/e-drum
    4) In the Tab "Details" choose "ID Hardware" and note the value VID/PID/REV (16 caracters, for me for example 0A67 5011 0122);

    5) Open "Esegui" (I don't know how to say in English) an digit "regedit"
    6) Follow this address (for Win 8.1):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\(VID-PID-REV value), that is the same you noted before in "ID Hardware";
    7) On the withe space on the right--> right click \ New \ Bin value
    8)Digit: "osvc" and in the value digit "00 00";

    9) Close registry, Turn OFF and then ON your device.

    FINALLY, ENJOY!!!!
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