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Old 11-03-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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Introduction
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This is the R8.1 Alpha, the first Alpha release of R8.1. It has undergone
limited system test and is suitable for alpha testing to evaluate the software.

DisplayLink Software Release 8.1 delivers the following features:

- Mouse cursor smoothness improvements on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Support or DL-41xx DDC/CI support to control brightness and contrast
- Bug fixes
- SHA-256 driver signature hashing

Versions in the Installer
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Software Package: DisplayLink Graphics
Software Package Version: 8.1.782.0
Software Package Date: 3rd November 2016

# Windows 7 - Windows 10 v1511 (build <=10586)
DisplayLink Core Software Version: 8.1.782.0
DisplayLink Core Software Date: 3rd November 2016

# Windows 10 v1607 (build 14393)
DisplayLink Graphics Driver Version: 8.1.778.0
DisplayLink Graphics Driver Date: 3rd November 2016

Supported Operating Systems
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This release can be installed on the following operating systems:

- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
- Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
- Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
- Windows 8.1 Update 2014 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
- Windows 10 TH1, TH2, RS1 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

An Alpha or Beta driver is NOT suitable for general deployment.

Known Issues and Limitations
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At the first connection after installing R8.1 Alpha, the computer will take more than 30 seconds to display pixels. This issue will be addressed in the release. (24072)

Screen may freeze or crash randomly. (23745)

Download
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8.1_Alpha_-_Build_8.1.782.0_Installer.zip


How to Give Feedback
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Please create a separate thread for each subject in this forum for feedback on 8.1 Alpha.
Also make sure you include the zip file created by our Customer Support Tool so we have the information about your installation.
This Alpha version has had minimal testing and you install it at your own risks. It is not officially supported through tickets.

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FAQ - USB Monitor Brightness and Contrast Control via ScreenBright
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Here is the release candidate for 8.1 M0 which should address the crashes or lock up you have been experiencing on Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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Software Package: DisplayLink Graphics
Software Package Version: 8.1.855.0
Software Package Date: 6th December 2016

Windows 7 - Windows 10 Build 10586:
- DisplayLink Core Software Version: 8.1.848.0
- DisplayLink Core Software Date: 6th December 2016
Windows 10 Build 14393 onwards:
- DisplayLink Graphics Driver Version: 8.1.843.0
- DisplayLink Graphics Driver Date: 5th December 2016
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Download 8.1_M0_Release_Candidate_8.1.855_Installer.zip
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