I decided today's todos include "figure out why my Android phone and my Kindle Fire only hook up to my Windows 10 desktop—either old or new—as cameras, not as media devices; fix that; change the media selection on each device".( image )
Windows 10's Device Manager. This screenshot is from trying to get the desktop and the Fire to cooperate when the Fire is set to media device, specifically when telling Windows to search the Internet for updated driver software, but the phone gives me the same error verbatim:Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
A service installation section in this INF is invalid.
Fuck does that even mean?
look at this HowToGeek article
, but those instructions stall out at the bit where I pick "Android Something" from a list of devices, which is why I backtracked to making Windows search the Net. Also unhelpful: answers.microsoft.com
ETA: Figured out the magic trick. Thank you, vass
I should NOT fucking need to enable developer options in order to connect either of my fucking devices to my fucking desktop.