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# 78705 6-Mar-2011 14:04
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I just did a clean install from Windows XP to Windows 7 yesterday and in doing so erased all my drivers. They are all fixed except for one; my audio driver. I have a Realtek AC'97 intergrated sound card. The sound icon on the taskbar wouldn't work until I installed the latest official drivers from the Realtek website. I am now able to use the speaker thing but no sound comes out and windows doesn't detect the headphones or speakers that I use. Also, when I had Windows XP, I would plug an audio device and my SoundMax audio Manager would detect what I've plugged in but there is nothing like this now. So I have two questions: What is my problem and how do I fix it?

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  # 445992 6-Mar-2011 14:58
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  # 445995 6-Mar-2011 15:01
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Yeah I searched. I just found out the issue: I have an Intel D865GLC Motherboard that doesn't have compatible drivers for windows 7 thus I can't install the drivers? If there is a way around this PLEASE tell me.

 
 
 
 


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  # 445997 6-Mar-2011 15:04
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Try this

. Download version 5.12.01.5280 
http://www.brothersoft.com/soundma [...] 99235.html 

2. From the Device Manager, right click on the Sound driver and select, Update Driver Software 

3. Click Browse my computer for driver software 

4. Click Let me pick from a list of device driver on my computer 

5. Click Have Disk and browse to folder, SMAXWDM\W2K_XP\ and select smwdmCH7 

6. Accept the warning and proceed with installation  



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  # 445999 6-Mar-2011 15:09
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I don't get how you download from the Brothersoft website
Embarassed

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  # 446000 6-Mar-2011 15:13
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http://www.brothersoft.com/d.php?soft_id=299235&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusfiles.brothersoft.com%2Futilities%2Fdrivers%2FSoundMAX_Integrated_Digital_Audio.zip

Copy and paste that into your browser



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  # 446003 6-Mar-2011 15:14
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When I install it I get this message:Windows Detected This Program Did Not Run Correctly.
To Try And Fix The Problem, Windows Has Applied Compatibility Settings To The Program etc.



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  # 446004 6-Mar-2011 15:15
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It's The Same Thing

 
 
 
 




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  # 446005 6-Mar-2011 15:16
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I think the issue may be that Intel discontinued updates for Windows 7, thus the integrated drivers won't work?

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  # 446007 6-Mar-2011 15:22
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Try this link
http://forums.tabcrawler.com/index.php?topic=4942.0

Right click on the link part that says  soundmax-windows-7-drivers.RAR (2754.05 KB - downloaded 24460 times.) and save to computer.



 



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  # 446749 8-Mar-2011 19:51
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Don't worry. I just got the latest one of the intel website and it worked. My speakers, which didn't work very well (connection issue), seems to work perfectly now tooLaughing

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