so something went wrong with uninstalling 1.8. and now the driver refuses to uninstall. tried going through the device manager to do it, through ccleaner and nothing is working. looks like i MAY have to do a fresh install of windows which will happen definitely not today.
But if v1.8 works for you, then keep it. Use the developer tools to test the kinect and worked fine. But the v1.7 seemed to have better compatibility for me (and for other people posting on its forums).
For me, fresh install is the last resource to do, it is annoying lol
I just finished reinstalling windows. i’ll pick up 1.8 again and give it a try again. hopefully it was just something got messed up along the way on the initial install and it was user error. I should be able to test it here in about 25 minutes or so.