I mirgated from XP to Vista and I cant find any audio drivers
Hello there, my problem is as such, once I upgraded from XP to Vista-Business I noticed that I lost some features within the laptop. I do realize that this Sony Vaio VGN-S170B was designed with XP in mind but I upgraded anyway. Do you know where I can find a audio driver suitable for this OS Vista-Business?
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As for your problem Toshiba is not did not bother creating a Windows XP compatible drivers for the Model L500-018 as it is their high end Notebook for the year 2007 and discontinued it on 2009. what you can is to upgrade from Windows Vista Home to Vista Premium for more functionality and XP compatibility or upgrade to much better Windows 7 as the Vista drivers are accepted by windows 7 OS.
You can download the audio and device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windowsdrivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download thedrivers: - www.compaq.com/country/cpq_support.html
Ok this is kind of common with Windows 7. Although everyone thinks its new its really not just a fairly bug free OS. The HP models running Win7 actually are using the Vista or XP driver for audio. I just ran into that issue a few months ago when upgrading a Pavillian model.
This is most likely do to compatibility issue. You need to follow this link http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx
and see if your sound card is listed. If it is not then you will need to purchase a new sound card or see if your sound card manufacturer has updated drivers for vista.
If the PC was "designed for Vista", there will *NOT* be device-drivers for many components, i.e., no audio-drivers, no network-drivers, no video-drivers. In short, XP will *NOT* be a _good_ experience for you.
To use it with Windows Vista, you must install the driver software for Windows Vista.
The Windows XP drivers for your product cannot be used under Windows Vista.
Easy-WebPrint and PhotoRecord do not support Windows Vista.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista :
upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall
all the Windows XP driver software first; then, upgrade the OS to
Windows Vista and install Vista driver software. If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall the Windows XP drivers before installing Vista drivers.
Hey, the reason is because vista does not have the drivers for your laptop, you need to go to the laptops manufactures website like www.acer.com for example. and go into support and drivers download, and look for the model of laptop you have.
once you are in there should be drivers for vista, download the ones for the items that dont work like, audio, bluetooth & webcam and it should get you working,