compatilbility with win 7

Dixonsxp / Ms-7046
November 15, 2009 at 01:18:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 3.79 GHz / 2046 MB
Ive got a windows 7 compatilbility issue with my C-Media PCI Audio Device.
When I run the Win 7 upgrade advisor it tells me that i may have a issue with the device.
When i try to update the driver windows tells me that i have the best driver for the device already installed.
Ive tried to run the win 7 upgrade disk but it stops,informing me that the device as stop it from upgrading.
Ive been to the C-Media site for the latest drivers but im told that i have it.
So at present i cant upgrade to win 7.
Any advice will be most welcome

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November 15, 2009 at 08:39:36
How about removing the device, installing Win7 & then reinstalling the device again?. If it's an on-board device (which I suspect it is) then you can disable it in the BIOS. If the system still can't find appropriate drivers then worst case scenario is you have to buy a cheap pci add-on card afterwards which is compatible with Win 7.

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November 19, 2009 at 09:50:43
Thanks for your advice Johnr.
I have tried to disable it, and run the upgrade tool advisor but it keeps coming back with the same "Audio,Video,Soundcard"compatilbility issue.
Its actually a PCI soundcard.
ProSound A65BK.
It works with my vista system,so i felt it would be good for Win7.
If ive got to buy a new soundcard that will work with Win7,
Do you know if the Creative X-fi Titanium will work with Win7

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November 29, 2009 at 14:00:07
Not all Vista drivers work in Win 7. Try this. Download the XP driver for the sound card. Right click the icon for the install file and select 'Troubleshoot Compatibility Problem. Select the operating system the driver was designed for (XP) then click Test. The installation will start in compatibility mode. Hopefully this will cure your problem.
I have done this on several computers using C-Media audio for which there weren't even Vista drivers!

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December 9, 2009 at 06:42:55
Thanks alot for that suggestion Bazzab,it worked a treat.
So if i got any problems with Win 7 i will be better of installing a previous driver in (compat) mode in order for it to work..

Once Again thanks for your tip

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