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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!

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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)
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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!
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24 Oct 2010   #24
Microsoft MVP


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.
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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.
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