Is there any audio hardware that works?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Myrrh, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Just curious, I've installed the 8102 developer preview on several machines and yet to find one on which the built in sound hardware is functional. Realtek AC97 definitely doesn't: latest (vista/win7) driver tries to install but fails.
     
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  2. FireRx

    FireRx MDL Member

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    #2 FireRx, Sep 29, 2011
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    weird, Works on my HP DV 8000 laptop with AC97. I just use the windows provided drivers. The desktop is HD audio. I just install the latest dirvers:cool:
     
  3. GTK48

    GTK48 MDL Member

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    It worked for me as long as I had it on my machine.
     
  4. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    Most of the time, I use Intel drivers or my manufacturer's drivers, M$ doesn't provide any good drivers for me.
     
  5. kvic

    kvic MDL Junior Member

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    i just installed the latest drivers on a asrock board w/Realtek AC97 and runs like a charm.
     
  6. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    I had a sound problem, but but installing/running the driver under compatibility mode sorted the issue.
     
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  7. thevibe

    thevibe MDL Junior Member

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    no problem here on my macbook pro. audio drivers were installed along with windows (built-in drivers)... later updated using bootcamp drivers. i have cirrus logic sound card on my laptop. i also use tapco external audio interface using the vista/windows 7 drivers released for the interface. works very well, infact better than on windows 7 where i used to have constant interruptions while playing music (kind of like jitter)
     
  8. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    I also hadn't any Problems with the audio. :p
     
  9. mikedl

    mikedl MDL Member

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    On my Toshiba laptop, I thought I had no issues with the sound but when I went to use Google+ video chat, the other person could not hear me.

    After installing the RealTek Audio drivers and program, it all worked great.

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  10. _spinner_

    _spinner_ MDL Addicted

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    no problems anywhere here, working fine with SPDIF out (optical) too on motherboard with drivers provided during installation.....:D:D
     
  11. Jones111

    Jones111 MDL Novice

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    No problems....

    I'm using onboard sound from Realtek (sticking with default drivers) and a Creative Card (Drivers came via Windows update). Both devices work perfect. 5.1 Audio via optical spdif is like in W7.
     
  12. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Guess I'm just lucky. I'm going to load Win7 on that machine and pass it off to an unlucky family member, will find something else to test Win8 on.
     
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