Customer reviews for 7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card

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7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card

7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card
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Customer reviews for 7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card
Review 1 for 7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card
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Customer avatarReviewed by:CheezheadRobin
(Racine, Wisconsin)
Duration of Product Use:Less than a month
Level of Expertise:Good
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Difficulty With Driver

PostedNovember 29, 2009
No, I do not recommend this product.
With great difficulty, I was able to get the driver to work 95% of the time.
Windows 7 was unable to find driver, even when told where to look. CD included with card does not recognize Windows 7. Neither the Dell support site, nor the manafacure's support site contains a driver for Windows 7. Dell does not support Windows 7 for my Dell Dimension 9250, although that operating system works fine except for the sound card.
I was able to manually install the drivers through the following procedure. However, sometimes when I boot the computer, the sound does not work. Usually reboot will get the sound working again.
Finally was able to successfully install driver by: 1) Copying the included CD to my hard drive. 2) Running "Add a new Device" from the Control Panel. 3) Running the sound diagnostic by right clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar. 4) Going to the device manager via the control panel. 5) Right-clicking on the sound or multi-media icon under other devices. 6) Selecting update drivers from the pop-up window. 7) In the Update Driver window that pops-up, selecting browse my computer for software. 8) Browsing to the "VT1723" folder in the set of folders that I had previously copied to my hard drive. 9) Checking "Include subfolders". 10) Clicking "Next". 11) Restarting my computer.
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