Dual Boot: Win 7RC (on prev XP partiiton) sound problem; Windows 7 BETA (upgrade from Vista BUS) working fine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using my old PC for testing Windows 7.  Intel Pentium 4, CPU 1.80mhz, 2GB Ram, NVIDIA FX 5200, 2 hard drives, 2 DVD drives, TV adapter, modem, SCSI card, network card, sound card=SB Live 5.1
    My original dual boot: Windows XP PRO + Vista Business (both 32 bit system)
      1.  I upgraded Vista Bus. to Windows 7 BETA, all my devices worked fine, at the time of this upgrade I had to opt for a new Anti_Virus, I installed AVG free and worked fine.
      2.  Did clean install of Windows 7 RC on the hard drive I had Windows XP PRO. Installation went fine, had to install drivers for my ethernet card LNE100TX, for Intel modem,   
           creative sound blaster "SBLive 5.1" did not accept the drivers. I have downloaded the drivers from Creative website, but still nothing. Windows 7 says my sound card is not
           supported, but it works great under Windows 7 BETA!
    Could somebody guide me in how to resolve this problem, please? I know I could just go and buy a new sound card, but I  like to explore different options before giving up
    Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:14 AM


  • Skyhawck,

    Unfortunately, any changes to the driver model between Windows 7 beta and Windows 7 RC are not very well documented. Any device which worked in the beta but does not work in the RC will almost certainly be repaired in the final release. In the meantime, you could try installing it under XP Mode .
    Sunday, May 31, 2009 9:20 PM