Windows 11, Gigabyte H370HD3, 3.00 GHz Intel Core i5-8500, 8GB, System Name: Handel
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Technicolor DJA0231 modem/router via ethernet
Connected Audio Devices
Endpoint PC, Windows 10, Asus P8Z77-V LX, 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770, 8GB, System Name: Amadeus. Using on board Realtek High Definition Audio via Speakers
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Description of Issue
I had been running Roon Core on the i7 PC for a few years. However, that PC is getting very old and I recently decided to set up the i5 PC as the Core. I took the hard drive out of the i7 PC and installed it into the i5 PC and upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11. As a result, the i5 PC inherited the System Name of “Handel” (which previously was the name of the i7 PC). So far so good.
Next, I fitted an SSD drive onto the old i7 PC and clean installed Windows 10. I then installed Roon and proceeded to set it up. This machine has System Name of “Amadeus”.
The problem is that when I go into Settings>>Audio on Amadeus, it incorrectly shows up Handel under This PC. I can confirm that if I make any changes to the settings under This PC on Amadeus, they get changed on Handel (i.e. the Core PC).
Sorry to hear that you’re having some troubles with your recently outfitted machine. The problem you’re having is because Windows machines don’t like Mozart. You’re going to need to rename that machine as Shostakovich to get it to work.
No, just kidding. Typically this occurs when there is some kind of hard drive cloning involved. You state above that you clean installed Windows on the new SSD so what you’re seeing is a bit strange.
There are ways to separate them again, let’s try to completely reset the Roon App on the Amadeus PC and see if this helps. To do so, please use these instructions:
I followed the steps firstly on Amadeus - that made no difference. Next I repeated the steps on Handel - again no change. I noticed, after reinstalling Roon on Handel, as soon as I Enabled the System Output, it also simultaneously Enabled the System Output on Amadeus. On both machines, the enabled System Output is renamed to Handel.
So unfortunately it’s basically back to square one. Perhaps I should try renaming the machine to Shostakovich (LoL)!!!
I just realised I haven’t mentioned that on Handel, I run Roon Server in the background and connect to it when I start Roon on any device. I’m not sure if that’s relevant to this problem but just in case…