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Windows 7: creative soundblaster

30 Jul 2015   #1
mjhelm

windows 7 sp1 home premium 64 bit
 
 
creative soundblaster

If I an internal creative soundblaster soundcard, do I have to uninstall it and pull it from my pc and reenable the realtek sound before changing from windows 7 home premuium to windows 10 ?
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30 Jul 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Depends on the age of the SoundBlaster and if its compatible. Generally, if its Windows 8.1 compatible then it will be Windows 10 compatible.

But, if you want to use the on-board Realtek, either uninstall it from the PC or disable the SoundBlaster in the Device Manager. Enable the on-board in the BIOS (if its been disabled) and install the Realtek drivers BEFORE upgrading.

A side note, based on your My System Specs. You list Win 7 64 bit but only 4GB of RAM. The main plus with a 64 bit OS is that it will address and use more than 4GB of RAM. In addition, a 64 bit OS uses more memory than a 32 bit thus you have less of the 4GB of memory left for programs.
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