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Don't run Soundpad and Steam in compatibility mode
  1. Search the Soundpad.exe, by default located in
    C:\Program Files\Soundpad
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Soundpad
  2. Right-click Soundpad.exe > Properties1
  3. Compatibility2 > Uncheck Run this program in compatibility mode for3
  4. IMPORTANT for Steam edition: Repeat the same for steam.exe
  5. Restart Soundpad (and Steam)
If you don't see a compatibility property page, then you need to change following local group policy:
Win+R > gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Application Compatibility > Remove Program Compatibility Property Page > Not Configured.