Hello, everyone. I've upgraded to Windows 7 from XP.
However, like many people, I've had problems recording
audio when using Windows 7. I can't even record from
the "Line In" on the back
of my PC. The "Microphone" only works for the Speech
Recognition setup. When I used XP, Soundmax (which
came with the motherboard disc) was the default audio driver
and I had no problems.
I tried the "uninstall driver" from the Device Manager to
remove the default
audio driver that Windows 7 installs. However when I reboot, it
automatically reinstalls itself. I've tried installing more recent
(Vista and Xp versions) but Windows 7 keeps the default
driver and the Soundmax driver and still can't record any
input. So for now, I'm using my Asus p5b-e motherboard
with onboard audio default sound driver. Audio playback through SPDIF is no problem with the automatic default driver though.
Trying to record with Audacity or Sound Recorder results in silence.
I tried disabling "Windows Update" (and the "digital signature" after the PC posts) but that didn't work
Is there anyway to totally remove the default audio driver and stop Windows 7 from automatically reinstalling the sound driver on reboot?. Maybe then I can retry the Soundmax driver. I attached some pics. Maybe they'll be of some use. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
First 4 pics are dealing with the automatic default driver.
Last 3 pics are showing what happens after attempting to install Soundmax.