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Help! Computer Freezing On Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Hi yes is a clean install and on a dual boot but i have also tried an upgrade over win 7 too and have have freezes on both installations. It is very odd indeed

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  2. #12


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    I have tried over versions of Windows, XP and Vista and Ubuntu and even Zorin and no freezes on either!
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  3. #13


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    I am not sure about the sound through HDMI but it was fine and so was pic
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  4. #14


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    Yes i did a clean install with a dual boot with win 7
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Andy, what I mean is, most new Video cards have an HDMI Output - There is a sound driver installed on the card, which supersedes any native sound hardware on the motherboard. So if you have other sound outputs, they will not work - The Hardware will not even show up in Device Manager. This becomes a problem when you want to install a Mike for Speech, which is my main problem, my Mike input is on the Motherboard, and those drivers are not installed, because the sound is actually going through the HDMI output of the Video Card. So you have to find the actual software for the native audio and install the Windows 8 Version of that - The Windows 7 drivers usually work, but sometimes they do not and will cause all kinds of problems when you boot up after installing it.
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