Previously my notebook runs on vista home premium as it goes along with it when I bought it. I decided to downgrade the OS to Windows XP. Now, there is no audio coming out. I had installed the downloaded drivers foe this model but still not working. What can I do to fix this problem? I would appreciate any advise from you guys.
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Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!
You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.
See below requirements:
System Software — Windows XP & Vista
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
32-bit OS Installation Only
Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3
Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS
Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not
been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known
issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and
Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista
Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.
Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows
Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback.
Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been
completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do
recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before
updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the
It's probably an issue with Vista, right click on the icon, go to properties, run as administrator, and run in compatability mode for XP. If this doesn't fix the problem, try contacting the software manufacturer.
you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......), you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.
Some Minimum Requirements:
i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)
II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only in some versions of Windows Vista)
"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)
CM9880/8CH Azalia Audio CODEC onboard (found on ASUS boards) - basic microsoft UAA function driver installed by Vista works but misses soundinput. Install latest ASUS/C-Media software (set compatibility mode to XP for the installer) > reboot > set multiple streams enabled > switch input from microphone to wave and back > reboot
Creative Audigy (standard) -- No built-in support, but it works with beta drivers from Creative's site.
nForce3 (Realtek ALC850) - drivers obtained from windows update. (32 Bit)
Terratec 5.1 Fun PCI - sound works, controlpanel doesn´t work (32bit)
Terratec DMX 6Fire
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio (Tested with ASUS P4S800 Motherboard) - Needs latest drivers available to work correctly, otherwise install chipset drivers for AGP and IDE. Sound may skip and studder if not using the latest driver