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Windows 7: no sound in dual booted Windows 7

09 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
no sound in dual booted Windows 7

I recently dual booted my Windows xp with windows 7 ultimate .Everything works fine other than the sound in 7 while in xp sound is there

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09 Oct 2014   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Check in Device Manager to see if there are any next to your devices. It probably doesn't have the driver installed.
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09 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

Depending on the age of the XP hardware, there are some older sound modules that are not Windows 7 compatible. If the sound hardware was compatible, Windows, in most cases, will at least install the generic, basic function, "High Definition Audio Driver". If that was not installed, there is a good chance the XP hardware is not compatible. (And in almost all cases the XP sound driver is not Windows 7 compatible. You need at a minimum Vista specific sound drivers).

If the sound device is not compatible, your ONLY option is to install a Windows 7 sound card (if this is a desktop) or a USB connected sound card. Compatibility was a major issue back when Vista came out as there were many users that upgraded to Vista only to find out the sound hardware was not compatible.
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09 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64

thanks guys .I downloaded a new realtek driver and installed it works alright.
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 no sound in dual booted Windows 7

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