windows 7 ultimate sound driver problems


  • ok so i installed windows 7 ultimate and everything worked beautifully the video drivers were operational aswell as the ethernet and usb drivers. BUT! for some odd reason the audio drivers were nowhere to be found. now just to let you know i am running the onboard audio on the XFX nforce 750a SLI mobo.

    i have tried every audio driver i can find and it either says i have the wrong drivers or it installs them but dosent actually replace the old driver.
    can anyone help with this i do alot of audio video editing and this is severely hindering my work
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 4:49 AM


  • First you might go to Device Manager, right click your hardware device in the list and select Update Driver Software; then click Search automatically for updated driver software or directly download the latest driver from Microsoft Update Catalog.


    Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.


    If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the Vista driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver via Run as administrator. In addition, you can use the Windows XP driver for testing.


    Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait or push the device manufacturer to upgrade its driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!


    For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    What can I do if my hardware does not work?


    This will give you some guidelines.


    Good Luck!

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:42 AM
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:40 AM