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    I can't find Conexant Stereo Mixer on my Laptop, Is it possible someone help me to install it?

    Some vendors disable that function. I have a Toshiba laptop and it is not available. I have seen this on others.
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    Looking for a Cleaning Software

    I still use it, but the only thing I use is the "Cleaner" part of it. I have what cookies to keep also set so that when I run Cleaner it does delete what cookies I want to keep. I've seen posts about it has changed, but the only function I use has remained the same.
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    Rear Audio Jack not detecting my microphone

    Since "someone stepped on the cord" it could be the front panel jack is broken and sending a signal to the sound so the rear is disabled. The only way to find out is to open the case and disconnect the front panel audio connection (connector) that is plugged into the jack on the motherboard. I...
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    Rear Audio Jack not detecting my microphone

    The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound hardware driver, only the generic, basic function, Windows Installed High Definition Audio. Get the correct driver from ASRock as the first step. After you get the correct sound driver installed, you can check and if it still does...
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    Looking for a Cleaning Software

    Just uncheck the box to install Avast antivirus program. That is now included since Avast bought Ccleaner's parent company.
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    Looking for a Cleaning Software

    It "was" a problem but fixed not too long after it was discovered. I have both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and neither finds any problem with the program.
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    Looking for a Cleaning Software

    I still use Ccleaner. The malware has been removed (several versions back).
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    External Audio Interface Loss of Sound at Random

    Try a different port on the PC too. If you are using a front panel USB port, try a rear port. One other thought, make sure the PC sound is disabled, preferably in the BIOS in case it is causing a problem with the Duo-Capture. I'm now using an MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit...
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    External Audio Interface Loss of Sound at Random

    I have a recording studio and used to have a Roland Octa-Capture. The Duo-Capture can run on USB bus power or external power supply. If you are using USB bus power that could be one issue. This was designed to be used with recording software, not to be the PC's "sound card". Why do you...
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    Dell Laptop numerous issues, not sure where to start

    A Factory restore is or can be a hassle, but sometimes is needed. You need to back up your user data to some other media before doing a factory restore as all user data will be lost. However, you should be periodically backing up your user data at a minimum and doing full hard drive disc image...
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    Dell Laptop numerous issues, not sure where to start

    I do a lot of support on the Dell forums. Exactly what has been an issue from the start? Have you ever done a factory restore (reload back to the original factory disc image)? There have been a very small few that the initial Dell software load was corrupted and doing the factory restore...
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    I need help updating BIOS in a dell inspiron 3531 please

    The same BIOS is applicable to Win 7 and Win 8.1 according to the Dell site. Older versions of the BIOS state the same thing. Thus there should not be an issue with the BIOS and installing Win 7. I have a (home) recording studio. I kept a dual boot, Win 7/Win 10 for a long time on my old...
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    I need help updating BIOS in a dell inspiron 3531 please

    You should not need to update the BIOS to install Win 7. Both Win 8.1 and Win 7 use the same BIOS. Its apparently working OK on Win 8.1 so it will also work OK in Win 7. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums, never heard of needing a BIOS upgrade in a case like this.
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    I need help updating BIOS in a dell inspiron 3531 please

    There is a statement on the Dell downloads "This file will automatically self-install after downloading". And "restart required". That is misleading. Here is the complete instructions to install it from within Windows: One caution, BIOS updates should not be installed unless it...
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    Solved changing os from windows 10

    Best option on both new PC's is to remove the OEM hard drive, with Win 10 on it, and use a new (or reuse an old) drive to install the different OS's. That way if there are problems and for example XP won't run on the new hardware you still have the original hard drive with Win 10 on it. If you...
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