After that I plan to start looking at sound cards or XP, unless you fine folks think of something else. I assume the function of running the executable is to unpack the driver’s system files to FileRepository? I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked. Windows 7 Ultimate x Is it possible to use both the internal intel and a pci-e nvidia graphics card at the same time with two monitors on a Dell Optiplex GX? That would solve my problems, but I wouldn’t get to play with Win7 which is why I’m doing this in the first place. Frostmourne Windows 7 Ultimate x 2, posts.
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Open up device manager, right click and select install legacy hardware, the choose your vista drivers.
After that I plan to start looking at sound cards or XP, unless you fine folks think of something else. A few people had successfully used the Windows Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode, but that didn’t work for me either.
I checked the file repository anyway, but it didn’t have any drivers that have been modified more recently than yesterday I’ve just been trying to fix the audio since this morning. Well, that and to play Portal. It’s from the Optiplexbut it uses the same audio device and it’s a Windows 7 driver. All these downloads have been done on my Acer laptop running Vista, then the zipped folders are transferred via flash drive to the Windows 7 Dell. The Optiplex runs Windows 7 perfectly, with good volume for sund onboard audio.
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Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies. Windows 10 64 bit. I’ve tried running the opyiplex drivers in compatibility mode and as Windows 7 Ultimate x It s distinctly possible that I am doing this wrong. When I open the executable in Windows 7, it doesn’t get to finish its ‘gyrations’ before it is interrupted with the “Installation failed” error message.
Drivers aren’t doing the trick yet. Thanks again for your help!
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. I am using a pair of speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back of the computer. I don’t have any personal files on that computer gx20, and I can always re-install Win7 if something goes horribly wrong.
Also, as previously noted it will probably take installing a Win 7 compatible sound card to get the sound working – that is what most on the Dell users forum have reported doing.
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As for the sound card idea, I’ve got plenty of slots left and I wouldn’t be adverse to installing one internally or externally. This is originally designed for installing hardware sounx is not plug and play; but may work for you.
Your second suggestion looks promising, but I doubt that the Vista driver ever even made it into the file repository. Find More Posts by fireberd.
My knowledge of drivers and the workings of programming is VERY limited, but is there a possibility that I could run the executable on my Vista laptop, then transfer the files in the file repository optiplxe to my Win7 Dell with a flash drive, then do the name change? Find More Posts by TimStitt.
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All times are GMT TimStitt, Epic Fail is my computing themesong! To answer your questions: Hi Nekton, If there are no drivers for win7, you may be out of luck. I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked.
Zudio it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine?
I’m willing to try pretty much anything except application of solder.