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Via High Definition Audio Driver for Win8

  1. #11

    I hope!



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  2. #12

    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC

    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I hope!



    sounds works perfect on this one very happy here
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  3. #13

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    M4N68T-M V2 here with VIA onboard sound. I got the ASUS supplied Windows 7 driver to install and run using compatibility mode. I haven't looked for a driver on the VIA site for a Windows 8 driver yet though.

    EDIT: Actually it just occurred to me that it wasn't an ASUS driver, it was downloaded from VIA.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 01 Jun 2012 at 21:02.
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  4. #14

    Has any one got this solved yet and if so can we have a step by step guild on how to and a link for the down load thanks
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  5. #15

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    Windows 8.1

    Yes ! I had the same kind of problem: UNABLE to install official drivers package from VIA for my motherboard ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 with VIA VINYL HD 8ch AUDIO running windows 8.1. : Windows keeps always its generic microsoft HD audio drivers..............
    Spending a few hours on that problem, i finaly got it to work.
    here are the steps for a finaly successfull install:
    1) Upgrade to BIOS version 1801 older versions DO NOT WORK CORRECTLY:
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M5A78L-M/USB3
    pay attention having the right version ! i mean for your motherboard (i made the mistake and got the 1801 for m5A78L (not L-M) and it refused to update hopefully.......
    2) Download and install the latest VIA drivers x64 win 8.1 for VIA VINYL HD AUDIO Chip VT1708S => Version (19 DEC 2013)
    Station-Drivers - Via (chipset)
    3) Go to Device Manager -> Audio devices -> HD Audio -> right-clic -> Update and browse to the folder with the here above decompressed VIA package folder (VIAHDAudio) -> Ok
    4) Reboot now and you should be able to use the VIA HD Vdeck, (as it works for me ;-). pay attention that VDECK starts minimized in tray...
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    IF SUCCESSFULL: In device manager, under "Audio, video,.. Controllers" You SHOULD have "VIA HD AUDIO" and not anymore the generic "HD Audio" from microsoft.
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    PS: 1) I have a "french" windows 8.1 install, so i'm not sure of correct device manager elements names......

    2) IF you reinstall the VIA drivers package, you will have to REDO step 3, otherwise, windows WILL return to it's generic driver ! ! !
    Last edited by ecou2508; 30 Dec 2013 at 14:23.
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