I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and was not able to get the audio driver installed.
Compaq Presario 2135US laptop.
HP does not support the audio driver beyond Windows XP.
How or where do I get the proper driver?
Thanks in advance.
If none of those options work you're next step is to ID the audio device. Device Manager should give you enough details to determine manufacturer and model number. With that you can check the manufacturer website to see if it has any drivers for that hardware.
And finally, you might find references to other MFGRs using the same audio hardware that DID take the trouble to write Win7 device driver software for it's customers.
I found the problem.
I had set the option "never download updates" when I configured windows. This is what prevented windows to get online.
I turned the setting to always download updates, windows went and searched online and found a driver, loaded it and it worked. It is the exact name "conexant audio controller" (i have the laptop turned off now so may have gotten the name wrong).
Thanks everyone for your views.