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Windows 7: "PCEE needs to be installed" when trying to enable Dolby Home Theater

10 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
"PCEE needs to be installed" when trying to enable Dolby Home Theater

I saw a few posts about enabling Dolby Home Theater within my Realtek driver. Downloaded the latest driver. Went to the PCEE folder to run the Dolby Home Theater msi. Then got the error message, "PCEE needs to be installed".

Can someone help me out?

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10 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The only Dolby that I know of is a separate application, and not part of RealTek. e.g. I have a Lenovo Laptop with RealTek audio and Dolby, but the Dolby is a separate application. My desktop systems that I have all have RealTek audio but there is no Dolby. Both of my desktop systems come with SoundBlaster Advanced Motherboard audio enhancements for the RealTek but it is a separate program, supplied with the Motherboard software and did not come from RealTek.

Do you have Dolby software? The specs for the ASRock P55 Pro do not specifically state Dolby. It does say " Premium Blu-ray audio support" whatever that is.
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10 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This morning I began researching Dolby for my HTPC. I am using a nice set of stereo computer speakers and wondered if all I could ever get was stereo or if Dolby was possible. What I found was Dolby Home Theater or "Dolby Virtual Speaker" which is supposed to provide the expanded sound quality of Dolby on 2 speaker systems. Then I found this (link below) which intrigued me.

Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive) | TechPowerUp Forums

It uses uncertified drivers so I was trying to see if there was another way. Then I found this youtube video.

DOWNLOAD and INSTALL Dolby Home Theater v4 *HD* - YouTube

Worked OK up to trying to install the Dolby Home Theater software . I got the, "PCEE needs to be installed" error when I tried.
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10 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I know nothing about uncertified drivers or rogue software. PCEE is "PC Entertainment Experience" However, everything I see about installing Dolby, other than getting the full "legitimate" (probably paid) version, is apparently what you have tried.
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10 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
However, everything I see about installing Dolby, other than getting the full "legitimate" (probably paid) version, is apparently what you have tried.
I am not sure how to interpret your response. I am certainly not trying to scam Dolby. Hence why I am not interested in drivers not certified. It simply appeared Dolby Home Theater was a selection for some of the drivers and I was trying to enable it.

I will search further. Thank you for your responses.
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10 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is a statement on the Dolby web site. By this, unless it came with the PC (or motherboard) there is no "legal" way to get it.

Quote:
Dolby Advanced Audio v2 is designed into select PC models and is not available for direct purchase or download. Our experts work with PC manufacturers to custom-tune each model for the best possible audio performance.
http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/...-audio-v2.html

The SoundBlaster Advanced MB, is the same way. Its OEM only.
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