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Windows 7: In Virtual XP Wrong Soundcard

17 Jul 2010   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
In Virtual XP Wrong Soundcard

The one programme I particularly want to run under V-XP needs to use the soundcard.

However, the soundcard shown in that programme and others is not the onboard soundcard used by Windows 7. V-XP gives only a Soundblaster which is definitely not fitted. The onboard one, which works well in straight Windows-7 is a AC-97 clone.

Any ideas why XP is behaving in this way? I have Windows-7 Professional.


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17 Jul 2010   #2
Kari

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First, welcome to the Seven Forums, Cheemag.

All virtual machines, including XP Mode, use their own emulated hardware. For XP Mode and other Virtual PC machines, this means for instance a very limited S3 Trio GPU and a SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card. You can not use the hardware components of your host system, nor can you change, upgrade, the emulated hardware.

Think XP Mode as any other computer in your network. Each machine can only use the hardware installed on that machine. Computer A can not use the audio hardware of computer B.

Sorry to tell you this, but if the program you are trying to run on XP Mode does not recognize SoundBlaster, there's not much you can do.

Kari
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17 Jul 2010   #3
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
First, welcome to the Seven Forums, Cheemag.

All virtual machines, including XP Mode, use their own emulated hardware. For XP Mode and other Virtual PC machines, this means for instance a very limited S3 Trio GPU and a SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card. You can not use the hardware components of your host system, nor can you change, upgrade, the emulated hardware.

Think XP Mode as any other computer in your network. Each machine can only use the hardware installed on that machine. Computer A can not use the audio hardware of computer B.

Sorry to tell you this, but if the program you are trying to run on XP Mode does not recognize SoundBlaster, there's not much you can do.

Kari
Thank you.
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17 Jul 2010   #4
rosiermaryr

Win 7
 
 
How to start a new thread?

How can I start a new thread. Don't see where to do it. Seems like it should be obvious, but I've searched hi and lo for a link...
Sorry to post in your thread, but couldn't think of another way to be "heard"
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17 Jul 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Rosiermaryr, welcome to the Seven Forums.

From forums front page, choose the section, sub-forum you want to (News, General Discussion, Drivers, Graphic Cards and so on). Click the New Thread button to start a thread in that forum.

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Kari

@Cheemag, please don't shoot the messenger...


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17 Jul 2010   #6
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Rosiermaryr, welcome to the Seven Forums.

From forums front page, choose the section, sub-forum you want to (News, General Discussion, Drivers, Graphic Cards and so on). Click the New Thread button to start a thread in that forum.

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Kari

@Cheemag, please don't shoot the messenger...
I don't follow. The smiley was to express disappointment.

Further to this: if I were to install a Soundblaster and deactivate the internal Realtek card, would it work then?
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17 Jul 2010   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Cheemag, I understood you OK. My response was just for fun, nothing else, which I tried to tell with the wink smiley. Please forgive me if you thought that to be anything else.
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17 Jul 2010   #8
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Cheemag, I understood you OK. My response was just for fun, nothing else, which I tried to tell with the wink smiley. Please forgive me if you thought that to be anything else.
No problem. You are forgiven!

What about the second part of my last post?

If I were to install a Soundblaster in the physical (host) machine, would that be recognised and used by the virtual OS?
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17 Jul 2010   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
What about the second part of my last post?

If I were to install a Soundblaster in the physical (host) machine, would that be recognised and used by the virtual OS?
I answered that before you asked the question
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
All virtual machines, including XP Mode, use their own emulated hardware. For XP Mode and other Virtual PC machines, this means for instance a very limited S3 Trio GPU and a SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card. You can not use the hardware components of your host system, nor can you change, upgrade, the emulated hardware.

Think XP Mode as any other computer in your network. Each machine can only use the hardware installed on that machine. Computer A can not use the audio hardware of computer B.
In this context, XP Mode i.e. a virtual machine is really like any other computer in your network. A computer can not use the soundcard of another computer.

Sorry, again...
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18 Jul 2010   #10
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
What about the second part of my last post?

If I were to install a Soundblaster in the physical (host) machine, would that be recognised and used by the virtual OS?
I answered that before you asked the question
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
All virtual machines, including XP Mode, use their own emulated hardware. For XP Mode and other Virtual PC machines, this means for instance a very limited S3 Trio GPU and a SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card. You can not use the hardware components of your host system, nor can you change, upgrade, the emulated hardware.

Think XP Mode as any other computer in your network. Each machine can only use the hardware installed on that machine. Computer A can not use the audio hardware of computer B.
In this context, XP Mode i.e. a virtual machine is really like any other computer in your network. A computer can not use the soundcard of another computer.
It can use the hard disc !

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Sorry, again...
So the XP virtual machine has an emulated Soundblaster ... to what end if you cannot use it? Where do you input the sound to this virtual soundcard?
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