The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware. Well, that and to play Portal. It just comes up as “unknown or none” and has no details when I click on it. It s distinctly possible that I am doing this wrong. Your second suggestion looks promising, but I doubt that the Vista driver ever even made it into the file repository. I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked.
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I haven’t given up, but I’m beginning to suspect that I will need to install a sound card to make Win7 work as it should. There are many posts about this on the Dell users forum.
This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. Find More Posts by fireberd. All times are GMT As for the sound card idea, I’ve optipleex plenty of slots left and I wouldn’t be adverse to installing one internally or externally.
Another option I may have is to get a copy of Windows XP through my university. caard
The Optiplex runs Windows 7 perfectly, with good volume for the onboard audio. My dad found a Optiplex GX lying around somewhere. Find More Posts by Frostmourne.
Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem. Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.
Well, that and to play Portal. Open up device manager, right click and select install legacy hardware, the choose your vista drivers.
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3. I tried going to the Dell website but they just said that my computer is not compatible with Windows 7. Opfiplex, Wow, that’s a really cool application! My knowledge of drivers and the workings of programming is VERY limited, but is there a possibility that I could run the executable on my Vista laptop, then transfer the files in the file repository over to my Win7 Dell with a flash drive, then do the name change?
Your second suggestion looks promising, but I doubt that the Vista driver ever even made it into the file repository. TimStitt, I tried adding legacy hardware in device manager, but it didn’t work.
It s distinctly possible that I am doing this wrong. Originally Posted by Nekton TimStitt, I tried adding legacy hardware in device manager, but it didn’t work.
Dell Optiplex GX280 Audio Driver
Frostmourne Windows 7 Ultimate x 2, posts. I installed eound on my Dell and got all the information that I will need for setting the computer up. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem.
When I downloaded the driver from the internet it was a.
I’m gx80 a student and this is my finals week, hence I’m not going to have much time for this until Friday afternoon. That is indeed my graphics card, but it’s not what’s giving me trouble at the moment.
Download Dell Optiplex GX ADI Audio Driver for Windows XP
I have an old Optiplex GX with the following hardware: I’m not sure I was opening the right file, mind you; I only found the “system file” gz280 neither of the other two file types that you listed. Hi Nekton, Try this. TimStitt, Epic Fail is my computing themesong! However, before we give up on you lets try a few things.
We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Ausio you suppose there is a way to force it to install? Windows 7 Ultimate x