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#1 sudsy

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

I tried to search this forum for and answer first.

I just upgraded (?) my desktop PC to Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit from Win XP Pro 32 bit. The system does not see the installed creative Soundblaster 5.1 digital sound card. I cannot load the driver. Any clues? It all worked fine before the "upgrade?"


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#2 Allan

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:42 PM

You need to download and install the correct 64 bit Windows 7 drivers for your video card, sound card, etc. (get them from the OEM web sites, not from Windows Update). Start with the chipset driver (get it from the website of your system or mobo manufacturer).

Edited by Allan, 08 February 2011 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:45 PM

How about this;

I have the original install disk (CD) for the motherboard. If I run it and select update drivers that should take care of all the drivers?
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:48 PM

Please follow my instructions and obtain the drivers from the appropriate websites.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:15 PM

How about this;

I have the original install disk (CD) for the motherboard. If I run it and select update drivers that should take care of all the drivers?

Very often the CD that comes with the motherboard has outdated drivers on it. It is best to download and install the latest drivers from the manufacturer's support/download site. Listen to Allan.

Edited by Zuhl3156, 08 February 2011 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

When I go to the Asus website and click on "support" and then enter my system Identification information it shows a list of BIOS downloads. However when I click on the latest version it comes up with a window that says I need another program to extract and use the BIOS load. That page is in Chinese or something. I can't understand the page and the in stall stops.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

How about this;

I have the original install disk (CD) for the motherboard. If I run it and select update drivers that should take care of all the drivers?



As stated by both Allan and Zuhl3156. You really do need to check the OEM site for the most current drivers. While I know it sounds like a pain and can be a bit time consuming. Doing it in the fashion you suggest, install from disk\check for updates, is checking only the MS site for a version of their drivers. They have been known to throw out a clunker or two.

For having the best chance of a trouble free fresh install please take the time to go to the OEM site.

Your PC will thank you for it.

EDIT Just did a check for drivers on the Asus site for your board with Win7. I did not find Win7 listed\supported.

Edited by ThunderZ, 08 February 2011 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

I am looking at the Asus website, not M$.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:27 PM

I did not attempt to load anything from the Asus K8V CD that I have. I replaced the MB in this computer a couple of years back and when I loaded it using the disk provided by Asus it looked online for the latest drivers. I think it will do that again. I am not talking about using the Windows 7 install disk
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:28 PM

It's your system. Do as you wish.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:32 PM

I just checked the ASUS website also and the last BIOS update is 'beta' version from 2005, all other drivers are dated 2003! I don't see how this board will run Windows 7 with no driver support.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

I am looking at the Asus website, not M$.



I understand that.

But if you are attempting to install drivers, then, via Device Manager update them you are only checking MS`s site.

I see the Asus site does have an automated check program. I have never used it so can not offer any advice regarding how well it does\does not work.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:35 PM

I just checked the ASUS website also and the last BIOS update is 'beta' version from 2005, all other drivers are dated 2003! I don't see how this board will run Windows 7 with no driver support.


Exactly.

Sudsy, did you do any research\checking prior to making the jump to Win7. Especially having chose the 64 bit version.
I do see they seem to offer some support for XP 64 but I do not have a clue as to whether they will work for you or not.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:36 PM

I just checked the ASUS website also and the last BIOS update is 'beta' version from 2005, all other drivers are dated 2003! I don't see how this board will run Windows 7 with no driver support.


Which raises the question - did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor before installing W7?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:45 PM

Yes I did run the Win 7 upgrade advisor. This is the third conversion in two weeks. I bought the "family pack" and did my notebook first, then my netbook and now the desktop. The upgrade advisor looked better on this machine that it did on the other machines.

I missed the scanner feature on the Asus page I'll try that next I think.
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