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Using driver download sites

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    Using driver download sites


    Hi all, I have a sound problem after downloading Windows 8, no sound on CD, & dvd will not load, have downloaded windows media centre. Has anyone used, or does anyone recommend using any of the paid driver download sites such as Driver Navigator to fix these type of probs. I can see on this forum many, many people with similar issues. Thanks Bob

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    I personally don’t use (driver software) there is no guarantee that it will fix your problem
    I would look up make model of your motherboard then in google and get to website download
    drivers from there…
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    Thanks for the reply, I will try that and see how I go. Bob
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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    You will do well, merse your self in identifying your hardware. Read ID's, always create system restore point before installing.
    It can be fun, go to piriform, download Speccy, free soft to help you ID your hardware.
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    Hi,
    I use driver genius software for automatic drivers finding and I'am quite pleased with it, another good software is driver easy, both let don't wsste too much time on drivers...
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    Thanks Gunner. The only problem I have now is sound, because the notebook is 5 years old, and even though windows 8 said before download, everything would work after downloading, the video card is not recognised and there is no sound when playing CD's or DVD unless you plug in usb speakers or head phones. Advance Driver downloads tried really hard to find a driver but no luck. Thanks for your comments Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbpeterson View Post
    Thanks Gunner. The only problem I have now is sound, because the notebook is 5 years old, and even though windows 8 said before download, everything would work after downloading, the video card is not recognised and there is no sound when playing CD's or DVD unless you plug in usb speakers or head phones. Advance Driver downloads tried really hard to find a driver but no luck. Thanks for your comments Bob.
    Are you current on all Windows Updates? The reason I'm asking is because it found compatible sound drivers for both of my machines and they are much older than yours (circa 2004-2005). So, after I did the initial install, I had no sound, my graphics driver was standard vga (expected) and I needed a printer driver but after I downloaded all updates everything worked!
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    Thanks Norepli, I am up to date. I have had a lot of issues, now solved with help from this forum. Last remaining issue is sound. I was wondering whether you can buy a usb video card and if this would work. BobP
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    I still think you can fix your sound problem. I originally fixed one of my Windows 8 sound problems by using an XP sound driver. Can you download the original drivers (or do you have them)?
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