Win7 lack simultaneous digital/analog audio

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June 13, 2010 at 04:15:02
Specs: Windows 7
Windows XP allows simultaneous digital and analog music streams unlike vista & windows 7. I’m glad I have some computers that I will not upgrade to windows 7. I like windows 7 better than XP, but XP makes for the best audio server because of this reason.

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#1
June 13, 2010 at 16:29:17
You could look for a hardware solution to this problem. Some sound cards may have digital/analog outputs that are both always on. Sound cards these days are not expensive and with little research, you might find what you need (make sure they have Windows 7 drivers on their website before purchasing though).

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June 14, 2010 at 14:26:18
Thanks for the reply, but it is NOT a hardware issue or a sound card issue. Hardware will not take care of this. It is hard-coded in windows vista and windows seven operating systems. Microsoft made a mistake. Windows vista and windows 7 will only allow one audio out stream at a time - digital or analog. Of course you could split an analog signal out, but then you have no digital audio coming out.

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#3
June 14, 2010 at 20:46:31
Try a card like this one. It does not specify simultaneous analog/digital, but you could double check me on it from the manufacturer, and IF it is hardwired to both at the same time, windows could not prevent it either.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

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June 15, 2010 at 05:13:52
Jonra, so exactly what is your question?

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#5
June 15, 2010 at 05:51:48
My question is, when is Microsoft going to fix this serious problem? It worked in Windows XP. One would think - newer operating systems would include the best features of an operating system.

We have many computers in our household. My primary work computer at home has been upgraded to Windows 7. At least two of my computers will remain Windows XP since they are connected to home audio/theater systems,

If/when this problem is fixed by Microsoft, I'll update those computers to Windows 7.


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