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I had a Gateway Computer that crashed. (10 year old ) and I want to use the same speakers for my new HP Windows 7 computer. What sound cards do I need to download? Or how do I find out?

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The new HP Windows 7 computer most likely already has a sound card built in. On the back of your computer you should find at least three 1/8" plugs for sound related use. If there is just three, one is for line-in, one is for line out (speaker connection), and the other is for the microphone. You would connect your old speakers to the line-out connection (usually a pale green color). If you have more connections, then you have a sound card that supports surround sound. You'll have to refer to the computer's documentation to determine which output to connect to.

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