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    viniltly

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    After installation of windows developers preview , I cant hear any sound from my pc,even start up tone. Anyone help me.
     
    viniltly, Oct 17, 2011
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    Ian Administrator

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    Welcome aboard viniltly :). What are you system specs and how did you install Windows 8 - is it a full install or in a virtual environment (Virtualbox / VM Ware)?

    If you view device manager, are there any entries for your audio device, or any driverless entries?
     
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    Likewise, I have no sound either and the keyboard keeps defaulting American (damn it!) But more concerned about the sound problem. Any tips?
     
    Trevor Green, Apr 15, 2012
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    On top of Ian's post, your motherboard name would help - or the computer model (Acer xxx HP etc)
     
    davehc, Apr 16, 2012
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    Hello! I have a sound problem in my PC. I DIDN'T have ANY problem with my sound card (Realtek, ALC 850) in Windows 7 64bit but I have the problem after installing Windows 8 64bit on my PC. When I try to install the sound driver, Windows 8 doesn't allow the Setup.exe (Realtek wizard for ALC850 setup file) to copy the driver and the setup encounters with problems and finishes with installing no drivers!. I also tried compatibility wizard for the setup.exe and chose "Windows Vista" but it didn't work. So, I tried to get the driver by windows update and the driver installed.
    But the problem is the malfunctioning! I have a 6-channel speaker and it seems the installed driver (via Windows update) is for a 2-channel speaker or something like that. Every time I try to configure my speaker from Windows (by: Right clicking on Speaker Icon in the Taskbar --> Playback devices --> Speakers --> Configure --> 5.1 surround --> next ....) and click on the Finish button, Windows shows an error dialog that says: "Format not supported by this device!" and the configuration doesn't complete. In addition, when I want to test my 6-channel speaker (by: Right clicking on Speaker Icon in the Taskbar --> Playback devices --> Speakers --> Configure --> 5.1 surround --> Test ....), Windows shows an error dialog with this title "Device In Use" that says: " The device is being used by another application. If you continue, that application may stop working. Do you want to continue?"; I click on "yes" and the test sound play. The problem is the malfunction of the sound driver which is installed via Windows Update.
    I can't even change my speaker configuration in Sound Effect (Realtek-Gigabyte sound manager) and every time I change the configuration from "2CH Speaker" to "6CH Speaker", it resets to "2CH Speaker".
    Summary, I can't hear any sound from Rear, Center and Sub-woofer speakers. It seems that they have been kind of mute by Windows 8!!!!
    I was wondering if someone could tell me what the problem is! Is there any way to fix this? If this problem aren't going to be solved, I will have to Install Windows 7!
    Thank you in advance!

    Here are the specifications of my (almost!!) old PC:
    OS: Windows 8 Enterprise x64
    CPU: Intel P4 3.52GHZ (OC), FSB: 850MHZ (OC), 2MB Cache Memory
    RAM: 2x1GB (422MHZ, OC)
    MB: Gigabyte 8IPE775-G (rev.: 1.1)
    HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black SATA III and 2TB WD Caviar Black SATA III
    SOUND Card: Realtek ALC850 CODEC
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    Bahram_Persia, Dec 15, 2012
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    Smackz

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    Reinstall your sound driver. Try restarting your computer. You can find a sound driver for your speakers at your computer manufacturer's website if you have a computer made by a popular manufacturer like HP or Toshiba.
     
    Smackz, Dec 21, 2012
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    Core coffee & gigabytes Moderator

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    The OP hasn't bothered to come back, and the second support issue was resolved in another thread. Closing this thread now to prevent further necroing.
     
    Core, Dec 22, 2012
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