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Surround wont work

Hello, my new altec lansing VS3251 surround sound speakers are working very good, but only in stereo, assisted by the subwoofer, so i'm wondering if there's anything that should be done except setting up the system, plug it, and set my sound card to surround sound system. And would my music play on surround sound?
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Re: surround wont work

try and download sound softwares from

hope this works.

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