Sound with Windows 7 in Virtual PC

November 13, 2008 at 15:07:47
Specs: XP Pro, na
I have Virtual PC 2007 SP1 installed on my XP Pro computer. I've installed the latest Windows 7 beta build in a virtual machine. I've also installed the Virtual Machine Additions. Windows 7 does not have sound. In fact, it doesn't recognize any audio devices as being present. Has anyone gotten sound to work in a Windows 7 virtual machine?

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#1
November 13, 2008 at 17:05:18
Haven't tried it, but have you tried adding a new hardware device in Virtual PC?

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#2
November 13, 2008 at 17:16:01
Yeah. Windows 7 doesn't even seem to "see" the virtual sound card. In other versions of Windows, I've seen it show up as an unidentified device in the device manager, but there isn't anything like that going on here,

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#3
November 13, 2008 at 18:33:04
Have you tried the windows update?? I have Win 7 virtual machine in VMWare, and did not have audio till after updates.One other interesting thing,I had to set up virtual IDE drive instead of the usual SCSI, set-up disk would not see it.

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#4
November 14, 2008 at 06:45:43
Updates did the trick. I didn't even think updates would be available for Windows 7 yet, but sure enough, 2 were.

Thanks for the help.

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#5
January 11, 2009 at 07:28:33
Hello ,
First i try to install Virtual Machine Additions , after restart, it will say sound card not compatable. Then i try to unstall Virtual Machine Additions and restart.

Then i try to reinstall Virtual Machine Additions.MSI using troubleshot compatibility, i choose Vista mode. After restart, you will here the sound in win7


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