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My PC lost its original Windows

I wanted to liberate space in my PC and deleted the operative system, then I installed Windows XP, but no original. After that I could not listen audio.
¿What can I do?. ¿Can I download directly sound driver by Internet? Please help me.

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Re: My PC lost its original Windows


Try to check what brand and model of pc you have, then go to the manufacturer website and look for the same model and try to see the specs of your pc and look for the soundcard brand then the next step is get the brand and model of the soundcard, search the manufacturer website a they have the exact audio driver that fits to your sound card make sure the driver is for winxp.

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Re: My PC lost its original Windows

Yes you can get the sound driver from the internet. Acer's website has a driver download section. You just need to put in the model # and download the PDF. That should have a link.

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