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I downloaded the audio drivers from the dell website but when i open the driver, it says that it doesnt support my audio hardware, how do i fix that ?

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First ensure you have only onboard soundcard. If this is the stock card. You can attempt to check for one model down or up from yours. Occasionaly dell has misplaced drivers on their site.

You can also try to find the driver in device manager, update driver, search online through microsoft update. Depending on the model sometimes Microsoft will have a suitable generic driver.

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