Originally Posted by Nekton. I’m willing to try pretty much anything except application of solder. Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine? I’m not sure I was opening the right file, mind you; I only found the “system file” and neither of the other two file types that you listed. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem.
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Dell Optiplex GX280 Audio Driver
After that I plan to start looking at sound cards or XP, unless you fine folks think of something else. I installed it on my Dell and got all the information that I will need for setting the computer up. I assume the function of running the executable is to unpack lptiplex driver’s system ddll to FileRepository? Do you suppose there is a way to force it to install? Open up device manager, right click and select install legacy hardware, the choose your vista drivers. I am using a pair of speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back of the computer.
Hi Nekton, Try this. That is indeed my graphics card, but it’s not what’s giving me trouble at the moment.
I’ve tried running the audio drivers in compatibility mode and as Drivers aren’t doing the trick yet. I tried going to the Dell website but they just said that my computer is not compatible with Windows 7.
Could it mess up your sound settings?
Dell Optiplex GX Audio Driver – , A – Win , Win XP, Win Vista bit
If still no good, it might be possible to alter the ini file and opfiplex of the vista drivers so that win7 does not recognise them as blocked drivers. Trying the sound drivers in compatibility mode is the first thing I tried.
But would I still have the same problems of compatibility between my Dell and Win7? The install had its rough moments but I was finally able to complete it successfully.
One extra piece of information: The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware.
Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem. Fireberd and the rest of you helpful folks: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Thanks again for your help! Lastly and more ugly is an external usb sound card.
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. Then I looked on Google and checked some forums. Thank you all for all your help!
I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked. Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem. I haven’t given up, but I’m beginning to suspect that I will need to install a sound card to make Win7 work as it should. Originally Posted by Nekton. sojnd
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. Hi Nekton, If there are no drivers for win7, you may be out of luck. I did finally find out where my computer unzipped the files, but when I tried to open them in Notepad, all I got was a string of gibberish without any kind of letters that I recognize. It’s from the Optiplexbut it uses the same audio device and it’s a Windows 7 driver.
I don’t have any personal files on that computer yet, and I can always re-install Win7 if something goes horribly wrong. I don’t think this should be a problem, though, since I have done all this successfully before for a different Dell running XP.