Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I just want to find out how to get a soud device on my computer so i can use it thank you veronicaickes
Go 2 control panel and go to add hardware press..next.yes i have already connected the hardware usb audio device..finish!!!
Posted on May 08, 2009
I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but it sounds like you want a sound card installed in your machine?
If that is the case, then you first need to purchase and install a sound card. If you are completely unfamiliar with this procedure (adding hardware) then you may want to bring your computer to someone who is, just to ensure that you do not get stuck with a torn apart computer and pieces you don't recognize. If you are familiar with hardware to some extent, or determined to do it yourself, you may still need or want assistance to purchase a sound card that will be compatible with your system. Check the box labeling and note down your computer's specifications to provide to the tech or salesperson when you go to purchase your sound card. Be sure to read the manual that comes with it - you may be provided with software that needs to be installed prior to installing the card itself.
Once you've bought one, turn your computer off (but leave it plugged in) and undo the thumbscrews or regular screws holding the case on. When the case is removed, touch the metal part of your case, or rest your arms on it, to ensure you are grounded and don't fry any electrical parts with static electricity.
Assuming you have a PCI card, look for a PCI slot in your computer. A PCI card will only fit in a PCI slot. Remove one of slot covers from the back of the computer and gently but firmly (with even pressure) press the card in. Screw the screw in to it at the top to ensure it stays firmly in place. You should have a small wire from your CD drive that will connect to the sound card.
At this point, put the case back on the computer, screw the thumbscrews or other screws back in, and turn it on. It should recognize your new hardware. If your card came with software that you did NOT install yet, you'll need to install it at this point most likely.
Additional help can be found here and here.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
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