[HELP NEEDED] Realtek AC'97 on Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ATOS, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. ATOS

    ATOS MDL Novice

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    I have a problem with two older PCs I have installed Windows 8.1 on. The problem is that while the audio drivers installed without problems and the audio chip shows up in Device Manager, there is no sound (speakers used to test are in working order, triple-checked).
    Does anyone know a solution to this?
     
  2. d1glow

    d1glow MDL Addicted

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    #2 d1glow, Sep 17, 2014
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    Well AC'97 Drivers only support up to Windows 7 they might work if you change the compatibility i don't think realtek fully supports legacy hardware/Drivers especially on Windows 8.1 most users are using High Def audio devices.

    You are probably better off running Windows 7 for AC'97 devices

    Either that or you got it plugged into the wrong one. The green one is for the audio ;)
     
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  3. ATOS

    ATOS MDL Novice

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    No worries, I am not colorblind :biggrin:. And Win8 is somewhat zippier and more responsive on these old machines (boot times are somewhat longer than the average "Windows 8 on old PC" YT video though.) Anyways, I'll try out the compatibility change and report what happens
     
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  5. ATOS

    ATOS MDL Novice

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    @d1glow, changing the compatibility did not give any results

    @Wazoo, both PCs have integrated audio, which in at least one case wasn't detected by the default driver (can't remember how it was with the other one)
     
  6. replicant

    replicant MDL Junior Member

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    set the environment variable "devmgr_show_details" and "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices" both to "1"
    then start "devmgmt.msc" and click "View"-"Show hidden devices"
    then go to "Audio devices" - expand - doubleclick the Realtek Sound Device - select Tab "Details" - Select Dropdownmenu "Hardware-Id" and copy&paste the Vendor String
    something like
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_1028047E&REV_1001
    we'll find a driver for you :)
     
  7. ATOS

    ATOS MDL Novice

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    If I haven't managed to f*ck something up, the IDs are PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_E0018086&REV_02 and PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_08501849&REV_02
     
  8. neofita

    neofita MDL Junior Member

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    Google this ID and you'll find the driver ;)