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    Default Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    i have no sound output at all for my computer now...

    my audio card: 5.1 PCI Sound Card - RocketFish

    is there anyway this is compatable with 8?

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    make sure you have upgrade your sound drivers to the latest after installed Windows 8.

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    Where can i find my updates for my drivers??

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    I‘ve been have the same issue. Rebooted into Windows 8, still no sound output at all. Now Windows 8 is running on my virtual PC. Maybe you should downgrade to Windows 7 until those driver manufacturer come with drivers for Windows 8.

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    the thing is i had Windows Xp.. and i don't know how to go back to it

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    You can't go back without a complete reinstall. Read my post here. Unfortunately your only recourse is a reinstallation of Win XP. Once you have done that (see us in a few days) then set up a dual boot scenario for installation of Win 8 CP.

    For some reason everyone thinks that once you install Win 8 CP directly over your present OS if you don't like it , you can simply roll back, NOT!!! Simply can't be done. The installation overwrites the old OS. To prevent this you can do 3 things:

    1) Create an Image of your system before you start. You should do this before attempting any of the 3 options. This Image allows you to restore the old OS in about 10 minutes. Then you can install Win 8 CP directly into the single partition directly over the original OS.

    2) Install the Win 8 CP in a second partition alongside the original OS leaving the original OS intact.

    3) Install Win 8 CP in a Virtual Machine within the original OS (This is the most difficult option IMHO.)
    Last edited by Medico; 03-22-2012 at 12:10 PM.

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    Default Re: Windows Xp to 8, Screwed up my audio drivers

    Ted's post above is absolutely true, especially the 3rd option presented (the VM install). While there are good uses for VM's, real world OS testing is not one of them. This is because the virtual OS is feeding off of the host's (your main install's) CPU/RAM/VRAM & other settings. True performance data can never be achieved this way.

    Now, if one has a very high powered computer, with multiple monitors, this can be done, and the results be OK. But still, it's not the real deal. However, if all one intends to do is play around with a new OS, and has no intentions on physically installing it, then the VM route may be OK. Once again, the success of any VM is dependent upon the installed hardware, I wouldn't install Windows 8 CP on less than a decent dual core CPU (a very minimum of 2.0GHz), and 6GB RAM.

    This will allow the user to "lend" 2.5GB RAM to the OS, giving it a needed performance boost.

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