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SoundMax audio issue

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    SoundMax audio issue


    I put Windows 8 Developer's Preview on this computer a few weeks ago and have not had any issues 'til yesterday.

    I had no audio. I checked the drivers, checked the cables, speakers, powersupply (for the subwoofer/speakers) and couldn't find anything wrong. Except, no audio (but I didn't realize it until today).

    A few minutes ago, I was looking in to this again and remembered, I set up an account for testing on this machine yesterday and logged in to it. Once logged in, The SoundMax app began an autorun for the new user and I canceled it (it wasn't pertinent to the test). I ran my tests, logged out, logged back in to my usual account and deleted that test account. I didn't make the connection right away because I generally don't listen to anything on the PC but, as I tried to watch a video this afternoon, I realized I had no audio.

    So, upon that epiphany, I created yet another account, waited for the SoundMax app to run and this time, I followed all the prompts. Lo and behold, now I have audio. Let me remind you, I did check all of the audio drivers and they were fine.

    So, is this proper behavior for Windows? Should it allow the actions (or non-action in this case) in a non-administrator account to impact other accounts' functionality? Microsoft says no.

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    windows 8 preview


    yes i too installed windows 8 preview on my laptop and im now experiencing a no sound problem, ive tried everything i could think of to enable it and still nothing. i'll try setting up another account and see what happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohan View Post
    yes i too installed windows 8 preview on my laptop and im now experiencing a no sound problem, ive tried everything i could think of to enable it and still nothing. i'll try setting up another account and see what happens
    If x86, see if this works for you. It does on my laptop here with Soundmax audio. You might have to use the device manager to install it. If not, place your hardware id in the .inf as the others are:

    HPzv5160US-Audio.rar download - 2shared
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