It just comes up as “unknown or none” and has no details when I click on it. A few people had successfully used the Windows Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode, but that didn’t work for me either. I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked. Please try again now or at a later time. If so it is strange that they couldn’t find all the appropriate drivers for this particular build of machine.

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It’s from the Optiplexbut it uses the same audio device and it’s a Windows 7 driver. Windows 7 Ultimate x Find More Posts by Nekton.

Lastly and more ugly is an external usb sound card. Thanks again for your help!

The time now is My dad found a Optiplex GX lying around somewhere. Do you suppose there is a way to force it to install?

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A few people had successfully used the Windows Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode, but that didn’t work for me either. Originally Posted by Nekton. The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware. I am using a pair of speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back of the computer. One extra piece of information: Find More Posts by Frostmourne. You are reporting the following post: Page 1 of 2.


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He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by adio specs. Fireberd and the rest of you helpful folks: I don’t think this should be a problem, though, since I have done all this successfully before for a different Dell running XP. This was helpful 0. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

I haven’t given up, but I’m beginning to suspect that I will need to install a sound card to make Win7 work as it should. There are many posts about this on the Dell users forum. I installed it on my Dell and got all audlo information that I will need for setting the computer up.

I checked the file repository anyway, but it didn’t have any drivers that have been modified more recently than yesterday I’ve just been audko to fix the audio since this morning. This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. Thank you all for all your help! Hi Nekton, If there are no drivers for win7, you may be out of luck.


G2x80 the sound drivers in compatibility mode is the first thing I tried. Did you enter that into the Dell web site? Could it mess up your sound settings? Intel Pentium 4 HT 3. Drivers aren’t doing the trick yet.

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Dell machines have their own unique Service Tag. Find More Posts by TimStitt. Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex xg280 W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem.

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