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Windows 7: Dell Dimension 4550 Upgrade - No Audio Driver/PCI Input Device

28 Dec 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Dell Dimension 4550 Upgrade - No Audio Driver/PCI Input Device

I updated my Dell to Windows 7 last night and I realized that I don't have any sound drivers or cards. I have been Googling for about 3 hours now without any luck. Can any one help me?

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28 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroManArmy View Post
I updated my Dell to Windows 7 last night and I realized that I don't have any sound drivers or cards. I have been Googling for about 3 hours now without any luck. Can any one help me?
Have you tried Dell?

If they dont have a win 7 driver an earlier one can be used if it is installed in compatibility mode.
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28 Dec 2011   #3

 

Grab the Vista drivers and use compatibility mode during installation.
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28 Dec 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have tried that. I couldn't install the right ones or I didn't find the right ones

Also which part in compatibility mode? The Extractor or the actual Setup file?
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28 Dec 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroManArmy View Post
I have tried that. I couldn't install the right ones or I didn't find the right ones

Also which part in compatibility mode? The Extractor or the actual Setup file?
Setup file

compat=right click installer>properties>compatibilty>choose OS
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28 Dec 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroManArmy View Post
I have tried that. I couldn't install the right ones or I didn't find the right ones

Also which part in compatibility mode? The Extractor or the actual Setup file?
Setup file

compat=right click installer>properties>compatibilty>choose OS
I tried that and no such luck. Unless I have the wrong driver file. Could you link me to one?
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28 Dec 2011   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Try a post in the sound section of this forum and hope member "Fireberd" answers.

He is something of a Dell sound guru--he has many thousands of posts on Dell forums, mostly with sound issues. Dell PCs can be peculiar.
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28 Dec 2011   #8

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Zeromanarmy
There is no win 7 or Vista driver for your Dim 4550 it is to old , there is only win 2000 and XP
drivers, if it does not work in compatible mode for XP your are out of luck !!
You may find a sound card that will work for Windows 7 if you look around .
Good luck
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28 Dec 2011   #9

Win 7 64bit Desktop/Win 7 32bit Laptop
 
 

Hi Zeromanarmy,

After googling around it seems a pretty common issue, I checked dell support but only found XP drivers , however google has thrown up this site Windows 7 Drivers for SoundMax ADI 198x Fix | Bondy's Blog There where a lot of dell models with that audio chip fitted!

Hope its of some use .

Nightreaper.
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28 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nightreaper View Post
Hi Zeromanarmy,

After googling around it seems a pretty common issue, I checked dell support but only found XP drivers , however google has thrown up this site Windows 7 Drivers for SoundMax ADI 198x Fix | Bondy's Blog There where a lot of dell models with that audio chip fitted!

Hope its of some use .

Nightreaper.
try installing it under xp compatibility mode worked on my dads pc installing some xp drivers because his machine didn't support drivers for 7 but had drivers for xp and vista
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