I’m actually a student and this is my finals week, hence I’m not going to have much time for this until Friday afternoon. Did you enter that into the Dell web site? Well, that and to play Portal. The problem is that I can’t seem to get the sound to work; my computer keeps saying “No audio output device is installed”. Compatibility Mode If this won’t work their are other options. A few people had successfully used the Windows Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode, but that didn’t work for me either. Could that potentially do irreversible damage to my Vista laptop?

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I’m actually a student and this is my finals week, hence I’m not going to have much time for this until Friday afternoon. One extra piece of information: Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine? Find More Posts by Dwarf.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. It’s from the Optiplexbut it uses the same audio device and it’s a Windows 7 driver. Find More Posts by thefabe.

There is always the chance it will mess up, so back auxio before you play with this one. Well, that and to play Portal.

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Lastly and more ugly is an external usb sound card. Fireberd and the rest of you helpful folks: Every time I try installing a driver I get the error message “Installation failed! To answer your questions: This was helpful 0. He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by it’s specs.

Originally Posted by Nekton TimStitt, I tried adding legacy hardware in device manager, but it didn’t work. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.

This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. You are posting a reply to: Did you enter that into the Dell web site?

Frostmourne, Wow, that’s a really cool application! After that I plan gx28 start looking at sound cards or XP, unless you fine folks think of something else. I’m willing to try pretty much anything except application of solder.

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Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Providing that the vista drivers you downloaded were for exactly the same hardware device, it may be possible to force the install using the legacy hardware function. Also, as previously noted it will probably take installing a Win 7 compatible sound card to get the sound working – that is what most on the Dell users forum have reported doing.

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Trying the sound drivers in compatibility mode is the first thing I tried. That would solve my aurio, but I wouldn’t get to play with Win7 which is why I’m doing this in the first place. Most of the Dell systems require Dell sound drivers to either work or work correctly. All these downloads have been done on my Acer laptop running Vista, then the zipped folders are transferred via flash drive to the Windows 7 Dell.

I tried audlo XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked. I don’t have any personal files on that computer yet, and I can always re-install Win7 if something goes horribly wrong.

Frostmourne Windows 7 Ultimate x 2, posts. Optiplex GX Sound Driver.