Cross posting from another forum that has failed to provide an answer!
I have a headset identified as a "VXI USB 7.02" and an Asus Xonar D2X in my system. I use Dragon Naturally Speaking 10.1. My issue is that Windows prefaces sound device names with a number.
So, my Asus Xonar D2X's outputs (and inputs) are prefaced with "2", so I have
2 - ASUS Xonar D2X Audio Device
3 - VXI USB 7.02
Upon reboot after plugging in any other audio devices, all of the numbers change. So I'll have the VXI device changed to '1' and the Asus Xonar listed as '3'.
Most applications tolerate this well. However, Dragon Naturally Speaking has a problem with this. Dragon configures itself to a specific microphone. Every time the microphone changes, (or the number in front of it does), Dragon pitches a fit and makes me jump through hoops to get it working again.
So I need a way to force Windows to either drop the device numbers from sound device names, or a way to manually assign (permanent) numbers to sound devices. Any suggestions? (Dragon support will likely tell me to spend $300 and upgrade to the new version).