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.
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.