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wv@gt    2,210

good, thread still ****ed at hp not making drivers for my photosmart p1000, which still works fine, and does what i need.

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EZRecovery    7

AMD Drivers & Software page to download Vista drivers.

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xUnix    0

any sony vaio drivers out there? Got a FS500P Vaio

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EZRecovery    7

^ ^ Dunno if this page will help, but you can enter your laptop info and go from there.

Sony eSupport

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Dirk    3

Nvidia needs to release new Audio Drivers I keep getting blue screened because of them.

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jimbo11883    1

AuzenTech

AUZEN X-Meridian 7.1 Audio Driver Vista 32-bit ONLY (Beta)

02/02/2007

Download

64-bit drivers are still in development, but should be available soon.

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wd40    14

When you post links in this thread, please post if they are beta or not like jimbo11883 did above. That would be very helpful.

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Yochanan    10
I'm still waiting for Lexmark drivers for my printer .

Check the website, they just released drivers for my printer (X1270m) within the past few days. Most will be out this month, they told me on the phone.

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L3thal    2

Great thread (Y)

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»X«    1

Can we please have dates on all drivers posted. That way we will know if we have them. Versions too if you feel so inclined :p

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-Dave-    13

about bloody time aswell!

thanks nvidia :)

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xUnix    0
^ ^ Dunno if this page will help, but you can enter your laptop info and go from there.

Sony eSupport

/EZ

thanks.

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-Dave-    13

grrr, even after the nvidia updates my network is operating at 100Mb and not 1Gb!!!

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lardiop    1

For those people fed up with Creative and their driver support as of late, check out the kX series of drivers.

If you have an Audigy or Audigy 2 you wont be disappointed. Full Vista support and drastically improved sound quality. Nice small download as well.

Direct Download: http://download.kxproject.lugosoft.com/dow...v3538m-full.exe

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-Dave-    13

those things are about 2 years outa date!

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rajputwarrior    280
bangbang023    30
all they need how are nforce 3 drivers and i'll be set

They've already said that no Vista drivers are coming for nforce3

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rajputwarrior    280
They've already said that no Vista drivers are coming for nforce3

damnit, i had feeling about that, oh well, proper nvidia drivers will be good then

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Yochanan    10
For those people fed up with Creative and their driver support as of late, check out the kX series of drivers.

If you have an Audigy or Audigy 2 you wont be disappointed. Full Vista support and drastically improved sound quality. Nice small download as well.

Direct Download: http://download.kxproject.lugosoft.com/dow...v3538m-full.exe

It works on Vista? I may like to try them with my SB Live 24-bit. Eugene hasn't even tested them on Vista yet:

My x64 and Vista development was delayed due to lack of hardware. I finally got the hardware, will install the OS's shortly. x64 and full vista support is expected in 3539, NOT 3538 final.

Except the known issues listed in 3538m release notes, I currently have no objections against releasing 3538m as '3538 final'...as soon as I get enough reports from the users with 3538m experience, I will release 3538 final and start working on x64/Vista/whatever.

Source

those things are about 2 years outa date!

No, 3538m was released January 23, 2007.

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jporter    85

Hi,

please update the NFORCE 15.00 drivers! thx a lot!

Regards,

Jaimy

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This information courtesy of Computer Guru

Digital/Analog Audio & Sound Drivers for Windows VistaWhile Windows Vista may tout a "all-new and improved" audio stack with superb quality and resonance, it's of no use if you don't have the right sound card drivers for Windows Vista. The biggest problem with audio drivers for Windows Vista is with Digital Audio - most people can get their SPDIF or Digital outputs to spew analog sound - which just doesn't work with hi-fi, digital speakers. NeoSmart Technologies has compiled a list of audio drivers for the most popular sound cards that experience trouble with Windows Vista, in hopes that our readers will find it useful.

  • SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio - Analog audio with the drivers works fine, but digital audio doesn't.
  • Creative Sound Blaster Live! Series - No sound by default, Creative drivers won't install.
  • Creative Audigy 1 - No sound by default, Creative drivers won't install.
  • Creative Audigy 2 - No sound by default, Creative drivers won't install.
  • Creative Audigy 4 - Creative drivers install but constantly stutter.
  • Creative X-Fi Series - Creative drivers install but constantly stutter.
  • SigmaTel Integrated Audio - No compatible drivers; Digital N/A.
  • Other AC '97 - No compatible drivers; Digital N/A.

The last two entries do not support Digital Audio, and are simply a manner of finding the right drivers compatible with your chipset; making them at once the easiest to solve due to the lack of complications, and the hardest due to the large variety of AC '97 implementations.

?????SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audiograted Digital Audio

Microsoft Windows Vista build 5308 uses Windows Update (herein called WU) to get the latest drivers for the SoundMAX chipset. These drivers stutter, hiss, snap, crackle, and pop, nonstop and do not have support for digital audio. This is an improvement over 5270 where you had to find your own drivers, AND it was impossible to get digital audio.

  1. Download these drivers and extract them to a folder somewhere with WinRAR or PowerArchiver.
  2. Open Device Manager (Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager) find the entry for the SoundMAX, and update its driver with the one in the \SMAXWDM\W2K_XP\ directory that you just extracted.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Open Control Panel | Audio Settings | SoundMAX | Properties. In the 'Other' tab uncheck the first entry and check the second for digital audio. If you have analog speakers, leave both unchecked.
  5. If sound quality is not that great, try changing the Format settings in that last tab on the page. Try going up or down until it works out?. I have this card and was quick to replace it? Time to get a new sound card if you are still :(ving issues :(
  6. Vista will tell you that Windows Update has found newer drivers. Ignore it or you'll lose the sound&Creative Sound Blaster Live! Series33; Series
    This applies to all Live! products, including OEM Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. editions, 24-bit, 5.1, and the rest. Vista 5308 may or may not find drivers on Windows Update, but even if it does, they will not support Digital Audio.

    1. Check Windows Update. Recently, correct drivers have popped up on there that support all Sound withds with digital audio too! If you don't find anything:
    2. Grab the ngoHQ modded drivers here.
    3. Run the installer in Windows XP Compatibility Mode.
    4. Restart your computer.
    5. In the audio properties in the Control Panel, enable digital audio by going to the tab called "Other," and checking digital output box.
    6. Play with the "Format" tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
    7. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that optCreative Audigy Ie Audigy I
      1. Check Windows Update. Recently, correct drivers have popped up on there that support allwithds with digital audio too! If you don't find anything:
      2. Grab the ngoHQ modded drivers here.
      3. Run the installer in Windows XP Compatibility Mode.
      4. Restart your computer.
      5. In the audio properties in the Control Panel, enable digital audio by going to the tab called "Other," and checking digital output box.
      6. Play with the "Format" tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
      7. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that optCreative Audigy 2e Audigy 2
        1. Check Windows Update. Recently, correct drivers have popped up on there that support allwithds with digital audio too! If you don't find anything:
        2. Download the kX Project drivers from this link.
        3. Run the kX installer, let it install and press OK at all prompts. It may take a while to complete.
        4. Restart your computer.
        5. You will get an error message every time at boot, it is safe to ignore. If you want to get rid of it, remove kX Project from your startup list with a startup manager with a program like NeoSmart's own Startup2Service.
        6. Open audio options in the Control Panel and enable/disable digital audio in the "Other" tab.
        7. Play with the "Format" tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
        8. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that optCreative Audigy 4e Audigy 4
          1. Check Windows Update. Recently, correct drivers have popped up on there that support allwithds with digital audio too! If you don't find anything:
          2. Download the latest official Creative Audigy 4 Drivers for Vista here (yes, it does say X-Fi, but those are the ones).
          3. Extract them to a folder using WinRAR or PowerArchiver.
          4. Open Device Manager (Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager) find the entry for the Audigy 4 and update the drivers for it with the ones you just extracted.
          5. Restart your computer.
          6. Open audio options in the Control Panel and enable/disable digital audio in the "Other" tab.
          7. Play with the "Format" tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
          8. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that optCreative X-Fi Series-Fi Series
            1. Check Windows Update. Recently, correct drivers have popped up on there that support allwithds with digital audio too! If you don't find anything:
            2. Download the latest Creative X-Fi Audio Drivers for Vista from the official site here.
            3. Extract them to a folder using WinRAR.
            4. Open Device Manager (Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager) find the entry for the X-Fi and update the drivers for it with the ones you just extracted.
            5. Restart your computer.
            6. Open audio options in the Control Panel and enable/disable digitalOthere Other tab.
            7. Format Format tab to get the audio quality to your liking.
            8. You may need to restart to ensure that digital audio works after changing that optSigmaTel Integrated Audioated Audio
              1. Download the modded AC '97 drivers here.
              2. Run the installer in XP compatibility mode and restart.
              3. If the installer fails, extract the drivers to a folder with WinRAR and install via the Device Manager.
              4. Restart your computer.

              Generic AC '97 Solutinotill nodigital i>digital audio. As far as we know the only AC '97 implementation that gives digital audio is the SoundMAX outlined above. As previously mentioned, this in only a matter of finding the right drivers. Here we will provide you with some links to the most likely compatible drivers as well as how to get them to install.

              1. Like always, make sure that if you are running an Intel chipset to first follow the steps above to update the INF files.
              2. Try one of these drivers, ordered by likelihood of success: ngoHQ modded AC '97, Realtek AC '97 Drivers, and the VIA Vinyl drivers.
              3. Attempt to run the installers in XP compatibility mode, if that fails or you do not have time waste;
              4. Extract the drivers then via the Device Manager use the extracted drivers to update the audio device.
              5. Restart your computer whether the selected driver worked or not.
              6. Repeat for each driver until you find one that works.






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