Hi, I just upgraded my Dell dimension 4300 which was running on Windows
XP pro to Windows 7 32 bit. Everything is working fine except my sound. I
cannot see my audio driver through system information or anything. So I
had to open my CPU tower and found out that my sound card is Sound
blaster live model CT4780. Can anyone please tell me how do I use this
card with windows 7. I don't know if it will work with Windows Vista
driver and I couldn't find a driver for it. I went to dell's website and
that driver didn't work, probably was not compatible with Windows 7.
Now in my Device manager setting I see these drivers with question mark
- Ethernet controller
- PCI simple communication controller
- Multimedia audio controller
My bios is A04. Can anyone please help me with that. I searched
everywhere possible for a solution, but couldn't find one. I will really
appreciate if someone can save me.
Dell DOES NOT support Vista or Windows 7 on this old model PC. In fact, I'm surprised it even works in Windows 7.
If you want sound you will have to replace the sound card with a new card that is compatible. Even Creative (SoundBlaster) does not support that card for Vista or Windows 7.
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