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No sound I have a Gateway Notebook 4540gz which originally came with Windows XP. I upgraded to Windows Vista and I have no sound. The device manager says I have an Intel sound control and that its working properly. The volume Icon show that it is suppose to work. Is it possible I need to upgrade the audio driver to be compatible with Vista. If so, does anyone have any ideas. I tried Gateway already and nothing works. And, yes, I tried the mute button.

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First off, you don't sound dumb, nobody is born computer literate. It's one thing to learn how to use computers, it's another when it comes to loading or working on them. Don't worry about it reading upgrade from 98 or 2000, Vista wasn't around when they packaged these, and Vista to XP is fine. I use XP Pro, I find that it's better than XP Home for my needs. Pro or Home will work fine for you, don't get the XP basic, the Home and Pro have better features. Also, you just need to purchase A Windows XP disc, and not a disc from Gateway or Gateway disc. Windows XP is sold at Walmart, Bestbuy, or Circuit City. After the install you will need to go to Gateway's support site and download any drivers that you need, I'll list the link for it bellow. You can find which drivers you need in the device manager, the devices with yellow question marks need drivers. If you have any problems with any of this get back to me. Thanks for the compliment on the pic, most people don't get it, especially the younger crowd on here.

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