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Audio Drivers in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve the issues that can while installing audio drivers on Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System developed by Microsoft. Windows 7 has some special system requirements. To run Windows 7 properly the computer should meet all the basic requirements. Windows 7 needs specific drivers to run hardware. We can say drivers are bridges between hardware and user. Video or graphics driver, Audio driver, Chipset driver etc are the basic drivers needed to run Windows 7. Windows 7 includes almost all drivers needed for hardware. But compatibility issues might occur with the hardware and Windows 7 drivers. In such cases we need to download the compatible driver from the Internet. Drivers need to be updated periodically to get all the latest features and benefits.
Here we are going to discuss about the issues that can be occurred during installing audio drivers on Windows 7 system and method to fix all such issues:
- Fixing installation problems
- Fixing update issues
Compatibility is the major issue that can occur while installing Windows 7 audio drivers. The driver might not be compatible for the hardware, installed in the computer. In such cases you will not able to use that hardware. So you need to download that audio driver which is compatible for the hardware from the manufacturer website. After installing the driver perform a restart even the computer doesn’t prompt to do so. After that go to the device manager and check whether all the devices are working properly
Fixing installation problems
There might be installation problems if the computer does not meet the basic requirements for any hardware. It can also happen if the computer does not have specific memory. Installation might show some warning if the driver is not digitally signed. You have to restart the computer after finishing the installation. It is better to download driver software from the manufacturer’s website. If the computer has the sound card, you have to install it for getting sound quality.
Update issues can also occur in the audio drivers. The driver should be updated periodically for getting latest features and benefit provided by the manufacturer. While upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7, you have to update the driver also. Otherwise it might cause some software conflicts, compatibility issues etc. Options for updating driver are available in the device manager. After updating the driver you have to restart the computer for all the setting to take effect.