Due to an OS crash, I upgraded my Gateway MX7118 laptop from XP Media Center to Win7 Ultimate. Seems to be working great, except I can't get any sound. The speaker in the corner has a red X, and says "No Audio Output Device is installed." No Win7 driver was shown on the Gateway site, so I contacted Gateway and their response was that it's out of warranty, so contact a local technician. Anyone know how I can get a sound out of this thing? I'm loving Win7 so far, but this is a deal-breaker.
I've tried every driver I could find that had even a remote chance of working. I've updated everything I can think of. I think at least for the time being I'm going to get a USB soundcard (something like this http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... ) and use it with headphones or external speakers. The only time I really need sound is for watching Hulu or my Slingbox, so this shouldn't be too inconvenient. Should tide me over until I get a new computer.