I have a new laptop that seems to have a problem with the installation of the Vigem Bus driver.
On my new machine, when I have DS4Windows running my controller turns of the Backlight when I switch between tasks. It also infrequently softlocks when it goes into rumble and keeps rumbling until I disconnect it. This happens with Steam games as well as emulated ones. So I suppose it's not due to the program the controller is used for.
I figured this would be a problem with the driver so I compared the devices shown in device manager to the ones on my old laptop where DS4Windows worked fine. I found that on my old device whenever DS4Windows is running I see a device named Virtual Gamepad Emulation Bus (see pic)
Whenever I launch DS4Windows it asks for admin rights. It also frequently asks for admin rights mostly randomly when running for some time as if trying to implement the driver. I have the driver installed on both devices as seen in the Apps section under Windows settings. Is this switching on and off of the backlight of my controller and it's random rumble softlocks connected to this? Is this a known issue? I couldn't find an answer to this so I am asking. Thanks in advance.