Dell Vastro laptop IDT audio not working properly

December 21, 2011 at 00:49:06
Specs: Windows 7, 4G
Can anyone tell me how to get this stupid software to work - or better still get rid of it.

I just bought a Dell Vostro and found that DTI comes up every time I plug in exterior headphones. Badly designed, confusing and doesn't work.

Every other PC I have ever used detects headphone speakers and microphone automatically - and adjusts accordingly - but not Vostro.

Now I have to manually set this every time. I tried uninstalling it but then the lapotp speakers stopped working.

Is there any way to get rid of this stupid software, and still have the laptop speakers work when I remove the headset.

Or any way to get DTI to automatically detect headphones and have them work without manually setting it up every time?


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December 24, 2011 at 12:09:02
Okay, this one is fun and very easy to do regardless of the operating system you are using. I am going to assume this is windows 7 seeing as how you are in the Windows 7 forums.
First things first, delete that annoying software. Once it has been deleted, download the latest and greatest of your audio drivers. Not fun yet? Just wait.
Next you want to extract the drivers from the driver file you just downloaded. Knowing Dell, they have a self extracting archive that has a auto run command built into the extraction process. When you first click on the self extractor, it should ask you for a location on where you want to extract the program to. Set it up for your desktop (make sure your desktop is fairly clean for this) Next after it extracts, it should pull up the auto installer, cancel the program. Next press the windows symbol on your keyboard this is the start menu keyboard shortcut. Right click on computer, then left click on properties. It will pull up your system information. Top left of the screen you will see (in descending order) File, Control Panel Home, Device Manager, Remote Settings, System Protection, Advanced System Settings. I want you to click on Device Manager.
A program called Device manager should have pulled up. I want you to locate and click on the triangle next to sound, video, and game controllers. Right click on the High Definition Audio Device, and left click on update driver software. A box should have come up that says Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software. Click on Browse my computer for driver software. Click on Browse. Look for desktop and click on it, next click on the ok button. Click next. It should browse for the driver and install it. Click on close. Repeat with each driver inside the Sound, Video, and game controllers section. Once you are done, restart your computer, and voila you have sound without that annoying program.
Good luck and God Speed young Padawan

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