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    Audio Driver Needed for Win 7

    My laptop, Lenovo 3000 N100, had XP on it. I formatted, and installed Win7, 32b,Home Edition. I have no audio. Tried many different drivers from Lenovo (and other) websites, all to no avail. Tried what others with same problem (supposedly) used, had no luck. Urgently need an audio driver, and would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

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    If you have the Audio adapter listed in Device Manager/Sound - right click on it and select Properties - under the Details tab use the Device Description dropdown to select Hardware Ids and post the VEN & DEV No.

    Below the option for Hardware Ids is one for Compatible Ids - can you also post the VEN & DEV No. for that as well.

    They should look similar to mine which is for a Realtek 01&VEN_10EC&DEV - but generally you can Google the manufacturer's website and get the driver for your OS from there.

    If it doesn't list one for Win 7 then you could try one for Vista if listed.

    Prior to upgrading to Win 7 did you run the Win 7 Upgrade Advisor - which you can still run to check for incompatibilities http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downl...ils.aspx?id=20
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    Wow after looking over the Lenovo driver download site I can see your problem. Sudo15 is correct. About the only way you will get the correct driver is to ID the audio chip. The good news is I am pretty sure there will be a 32-bit driver available that will work on Win7 once ID'd.

    http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?t=1308

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20894...n-windows.html

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    You might check this Lenovo support forum thread if you haven't already...

    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-.../106778http://

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    Thank y'all for the answers; I'll try those that I hadn't previously.I get "Lenovo Community > Invalid Parameters Specified", upon checking the link below.


    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    You might check this Lenovo support forum thread if you haven't already...

    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-.../106778http://

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    Try it w/o the http;// at the end. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-...er/td-p/106778
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    Again, thank y'all for the replies. Have tried them all, plus others. BTW-most of the links y'all have so kindly sent only go to "http://support.lenovo.com/us/en"; then we have to go through the whole runaround. I'm going to sell the laptop, and continue using any of my
    desktops which all are dual booted with Win7 and Linux Mint. (No such problems with Linux.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosim View Post
    Again, thank y'all for the replies. Have tried them all, plus others. BTW-most of the links y'all have so kindly sent only go to "http://support.lenovo.com/us/en"; then we have to go through the whole runaround. I'm going to sell the laptop, and continue using any of my
    desktops which all are dual booted with Win7 and Linux Mint. (No such problems with Linux.)
    If you tell us the VEN & DEV No. we'll probably be able to find a Win 7 driver for you but if you put the VEN into the top box and the DEV into the lower box of http://www.pcidatabase.com/ it will give you a selection (usually) and just match your Vendor and Device ID from the list.

    You can either go to the vendor support site to download the appropriate driver or let us know and we'll be able to have a look for you.

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    Thanks so much to all of you. I have sold the laptop. For mobile, I have a 7", and a 10" tablet-both Android, and no audio problems. We can now close this thread, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosim View Post
    Thanks so much to all of you. I have sold the laptop. For mobile, I have a 7", and a 10" tablet-both Android, and no audio problems. We can now close this thread, please.
    Hope you told them it needed a Win 7 audio driver

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    Yes, they were informed prior to the sale that there was no audio, Thanks again to all.

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