Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:31 PM
With all due respect DJBPace07, I did not say to get it now. I would recommend getting a new sound card for the actual release. Sorry for not clarifying, as I mean't to say that if you are planning to get Windows 7 at release time, I would recommend buying a new sound card -- or waiting it out to see if compatibility gets better.
I am thinking you may be missing a CODEC, which may be reliant on a certain service that may not be running. That was the issue I had back in Windows Vista toward the beginning of the final release, was a service causing a conflict with Audio. To find out, the hidden service Windows Audio Endpoint Builder (PID 1248) was not enabled. I also had a similar audio conflict in AudioDG.exe, which was easily solved thereafter.
I once again agree with Usasma, as the fact that certain software may be sending the wrong signals and possibly locking the drivers or making them incompatible. As Realtek stated on their website help, the drivers were tested and should work with Vista 64 Bit and Windows 7.