Hello I recently upgraded to Vista from XP and I can't get my sound driver to work. I have tried doing the update driver from the device manager and it says it can't find anything about my sound card. I tried to find it online and I can't find a Vista driver for it. So I thought that is was because I have Vista, but when I got the Computer it had Vista and the sound worked. I have spent almost 4 hours trying to figure out why it isn't working, but I give up. So I have come here to see if anyone knows how to help me.
The trouble with the Dell site is every time I click the "Download now" button it downloads a download manager and when that runs it says I have to select the download. It then just becomes a loop and all I get is a bunch of the download managers no driver download.
You don't have to use the download manager, click "Download now" then choise "Download via your Internet Browser" (if you don't get that option you probably selected the wrong option the first time and will have to clear cookies to get the option).
I am now getting an error that the software doesn't support my os. I bought this pc from a friend and it had Vista and sound worked. I needed to free up hard drive space so I put XP on it. Now that I got another hard drive I decided to put Vista back on it and yet now I can't get the sound to work.
I feel like an idiot I completely forgot about the "run compatibility mode." I went to the installer that I downloaded and right-clicked went to properties and ran it in compatibilty for XP and bam!!! it worked like a charm. Thanks anyways guys appreciate it.