Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Help with BIOS-Managed dual boot

23 Oct 2010   #21

windows 7 home premium 64bit

By going true the specs I could find "The board supports Intel High Definition Audio through a Realtek ALC888S audio codec as well as through the HDMI interface" Can't say this looks good though!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2010   #22
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

One way to find out far more information on things like the audio chip and other system information in general is a free tool called System Info for Windows That will provide the information on softwares as well as all hardwares including the make and model you have there.

If you were running the 32bit 7 some older XP driver by Realtek were found to go right on 7 and work normally without any complaints on one older case. But the only 64bit drivers found at the Gigabyte support page are for the 64bit XP as well as 32bit and the older versions(98, ME, 2000). GA-8I865GME-775 (rev. 1.x) - GIGABYTE

Your best option would be going direct to the Realtek site and looking up the listing there.

  1. North Bridge : Intel® 865G GMCH
  2. South Bridge : Intel® ICH5
  3. Realtek ALC653 Codec
  4. EP82562G chip (10/100Mbit)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2010   #23

windows 7 home premium 64bit

How about a system restore. Doesn't a system restore uninstall drivers as well? I am sorry if this is a dumb question!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2010   #24


Yes if you can find the SysRestore point just before you installed them.

You can always reverse the restore if it causes problems. Win7 will tell you what programs will be affected.

Sometimes SysRestore works better from booted DVD Repair console, or tapping F8 at bootup if you have the Repair console on Advanced Boot Tools.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2010   #25
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The system restore if not seeing a full uninstall will simply revert the registry back before the installation. You want to be sure that the driver files themselves are removed as well as not simply left behind with no reg values or program that uses them.

The best option when you haven't run into a problem as a result of a bad install or incorrect version is running any uninstaller that may be the uninstall option or a file found in the program folder for removel. You wouldn't have to use the system restore but will still have to reboot however to make sure they are unloaded from ram.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Help with BIOS-Managed dual boot

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)
Hello everyone! I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS. When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu: And then when I select to...
Hardware & Devices
BIOS ver AMI p53e 204 went from 15 to 100 seconds with dual boot/
I have mdl AMI P5w3e 204 Bios in my laptop. I added Ubuntu 12 with dual boot. I used Easy123 to create a boot menu not realizing that the Ubuntu installer also created a boot menu. Whatever the two boot menus do I know that the time from start of display of the bios to when it finishes displaying ...
General Discussion
Dual boot with a glitch in the bios
I have one of these new all in one Medion Akoya P4020 (Aldi) touchscreen desktops. Works reasonably well if you don't need fast graphics, the inbuilt HDTV tuner is fantastic. There is a small prob with the background LEDS failing (software) but I think Medion are working on that. The...
Installation & Setup
Managed to boot to USB device but now prompted for drivers
Hello. I'm new. I registered just today because I'm so PISSED at this UEFI thing with its Secure Boot and whatever else, which prevented any other booting than Windows itself......... but like it says on the title - I managed to boot my USB flash drive on the way to W7's installation. My goal is to...
Installation & Setup
Help with dual boot after bios flash
Hi there, I have a Toshiba satellite L450D laptop (AMD Sempron SI-42 – 2.GHz and 3 GB RAM DDR2) which up until recently was running a dual boot of Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86) and Windows 7 Home Premium (x64). It was all running fine until I flashed my BIOS, (which was successful) and neither version...
Installation & Setup
Dual-booting nightmare: XP & 7, flashed BIOS, now boot-up is borked:
Ok, I'll try and be clear and succinct, but I APOLOGIZE in advance for the super length here! Here's the essential "backstory" of what was/is going on, and where I am right now: Had an XP machine for 4 years; two months ago, I bought and added in another HD. At reboot, I put in my Win 7 64...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:36.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App