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External Speakers No Longer Work After Win 7

March 18, 2010 at 10:23:25
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 Duo / 2 GB Ram

I just installed windows 7 on my dell latitude laptop which I use with a docking station. My external speakers are plugged into the headphone jack on the docking station. Whenever I put the laptop on the docking station my external speakers always worked fine and automatically with Windows XP or Vista but now that I installed 7 they don't. I have run all the windows updates so far and I can find no control panel item to correct this. This is super annoying... Any ideas how to fix this?

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#1
March 18, 2010 at 10:42:22

Go to Windows Update and download Sound board drivers if available. Win 7 no longer installs drivers that are not necessary at installation. Gfx drivers, LAN card drivers, WLAN, keyboard, mouse, etc. drivers are installed during installation. Sound board drivers are not required for successful installation. But you need to see the screen and connect to internet and use mouse&keyboard.

If you cannot find drivers from Windows Update, go to sound board mfg's web site.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#2
March 18, 2010 at 11:00:59

if it's a dell, as it says in your tags, go to their website and install the sound driver that was used on your previous installation for your specific PC. Save it to your desktp or your documents.

Then right click on it and left click on troubleshoot compatability. It will then allow you to run the program in compatability mode. You may also have to run it in administrator mode. Experiment and it will work for you.


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#3
March 18, 2010 at 11:21:19

I am not sure how to tell what kind of sound card is even in my computer. Windows gives me no information on it other than it's a "high definition audio device" whatever that is. I tried clicking on "update driver" through the device manager interface and it says it's already up to date. Short of smashing open my laptop and examining the circuit boards how do I even tell what driver I need and where do I get it? Thanks.

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#4
March 18, 2010 at 11:22:30

Actually same problem with my video driver too... I remember having some kind of Nvidia but I have no idea what it was. Windows now just tells me it's a "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" which is NOT true.

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#5
March 18, 2010 at 12:04:06

just go to the dell website like I mentioned earlier.
what is so hard about that?

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#6
March 18, 2010 at 13:43:30

If it is a Dell, it should have a service tag through which you can locate the correct drivers. No need to know what's inside.,

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SuatCINI


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