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Is there any audio driver that will work with Windows Developer Preview?

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  • I just installed Windows Developer Preview but when I download any audio drivers they won't work. Even when I fully install any driver, the Audio Service is never running and doesn't list any drivers that I installed.

    Is there any audio driver that will work with Windows Developer Preview?

    Any help would be appreciated. 

    Monday, November 21, 2011 10:46 PM

Answers

  • Have you installed the newest audio drivers for your model? If not download them from the manufacturers website. Some drivers might be available using Windows update.

    Download Drivers

    Go to the website of the manufacturer and select your computer model (this is usually done in the Support section). You should have the option to download drivers for your model. Download the driver(s) and follow the instructions to install - every computer is different so I can't give you exact directions. You can also try using Windows Update to get drivers - it's located in the start menu.

    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     

     
     

    If the drivers don't install, try installing them in compatibility mode.

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.




    No Sound

    If you have audio drivers installed and working but still no sound:

    If you have external speakers:
    Are they connected properly to the computer? If they need power are they plugged in? Are they turned on?


    Is the sound device disabled?
    A. On the desktop, right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar
    B. Select "Playback Devices"
    C. In the white empty space right click and select both Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices
    D. Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now? 
    E. If you now see it you may need to right click on the correct sound device and select "Set as default device"
     

    Low Volume:
    There are many different places to adjust the sound. Are all of these turned up?
     1. Knob on the speakers, or if you have a laptop there might be a sound adjustment nob somewhere.
    2. On the program you are using to play music/video.
    3. Next to the clock on the bottom right of the screen there is usually a sound icon you can click. Also, right click the volume icon and click Open Volume Mixer.
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:10 PM

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  • I have Win 8 8102 installed on 3 totally different systems.. Audio works perfect on all 3 systems.

    1. mobo is MSI

    2. mobo is Dell made

    3. mobo is Intel

    we do need more info on your system and also where did you dl your version, since i have realtek sound, and intel sound.

    Monday, November 21, 2011 11:48 PM
  • Did you download driver that was compatible with Windows 7?

    Try update your Windows, it looks like driver issue, please post back some detail of your sound driver (manufacturer, model,etc).

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:11 PM
  • Have you installed the newest audio drivers for your model? If not download them from the manufacturers website. Some drivers might be available using Windows update.

    Download Drivers

    Go to the website of the manufacturer and select your computer model (this is usually done in the Support section). You should have the option to download drivers for your model. Download the driver(s) and follow the instructions to install - every computer is different so I can't give you exact directions. You can also try using Windows Update to get drivers - it's located in the start menu.

    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     

     
     

    If the drivers don't install, try installing them in compatibility mode.

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.




    No Sound

    If you have audio drivers installed and working but still no sound:

    If you have external speakers:
    Are they connected properly to the computer? If they need power are they plugged in? Are they turned on?


    Is the sound device disabled?
    A. On the desktop, right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar
    B. Select "Playback Devices"
    C. In the white empty space right click and select both Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices
    D. Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now? 
    E. If you now see it you may need to right click on the correct sound device and select "Set as default device"
     

    Low Volume:
    There are many different places to adjust the sound. Are all of these turned up?
     1. Knob on the speakers, or if you have a laptop there might be a sound adjustment nob somewhere.
    2. On the program you are using to play music/video.
    3. Next to the clock on the bottom right of the screen there is usually a sound icon you can click. Also, right click the volume icon and click Open Volume Mixer.
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:10 PM
  • yeah sir i did this all steps but its not supporting audio plz tel us how to support audio...

     

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:25 PM
  • Hey India Murugan,

     

    Do you see any error messages or are you getting any informational prompts when trying to install the audio drivers?

    You may want to try checking your computer manufacturer's website to see if a newer version of your motherboard's BIOS is available for download. If so, follow the instructions provided in your computer/motherboard's user manual or instructions provided from your computer manufacturer's website to update your motherboard with the latest BIOS.

    Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    Once you have updated your computer's BIOS, check to see if your audio device is able to function properly.


    Steven
    Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:05 PM
    Moderator