Thanks a lot for the tips. There’s a major problem though, I couldn’t download the App installer, NOR the Microsoft Store app. Released ad blockers, used Edge, and in downloading the Microsoft store app, there’s no EXE, msi but a pdf outlining legal disputes with Microsoft.
So Windows LTSC is a no go zone for audirvana, I could also not download in previous versions either, like 1.1 etc.
The PC where all the music files are kept only runs with LTSC, Windows 10 Pro crapped out badly, just wouldn’t install, blue screens, bad driver issues, a bad experience. Looks as though I will need to use the daily driver to host Audirvana which is not the greatest. That PC runs Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and that installs Audirvana.
I do have another PC where Audirvana could be installed, designed for audio, but runs on LTSC. That PC may not be as temperamental as the other, but it’s a big job. The mobo, graphic cards and processor are about 8 years old, maybe time for a revamp there. It does support an M.2 only one though. The main function is to house a JCAT NET XE card and noise isoalte Ethernet to a Lumin which does a good job.
All this to install Audirvana, is it worth the trouble. Maybe wait another 6 months to speed up the music files database catalog and obtain the parts needed.