No sound - with windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bluebaron, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. bluebaron macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've been running windows Xp for 3 years on my iMAc (OSX v10.4). Its an early 2006 machine.

    I've upgraded to windows 7 and do not have any sound.

    I no longer have the bootcamp (beta) drivers CD. Apple no longer support this. Also i do not seem to have any Mac OS CD.

    I have hard that some drivers are on the lepoard CD, but i do not have this.

    Where can i get the relevent drivers from (preferrably for free)?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. bluebaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. macslayer118 macrumors 6502

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    The boot camp assistant to install all the drivers and such is only only on the Leopard or Snow Leopard disks (as far as I know)

    You should just buy the $30 Snow Leopard upgrade disk and use that.

    I know this isnt the help you wanted, but unfortunately that may be your only option.
     
  4. tech0925 macrumors member

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    I am having the same problem. I have a new Imac and installed windows vista with bootcamp previously and had the same problem.

    Now I have installed windows 7 and still have the same problem. I loaded the drivers from my mac osx cd and still nothing. The sound driver says it is working correctly but no sound.

    Since I have had this problem twice now there should be a common fix for it. Come on guys, anyone know. Would be helpful to us newbies. LOL :D
     
  5. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    Same here!

    I have Windows 7 loaded but no sound. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. bluebaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok mac i will try that. assuming you can upgrade to snow lepoard from Tiger?
     
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  8. Styxie macrumors member

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    I think you'll have to wait until Apple officially support Windows 7, then the drivers will probably be available. Sound also doesn't work for me (early 2009 iMac).
     
  9. tech0925 macrumors member

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    OK guys I found the solution!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Go to this website http://www.realtek.com/downloads/ then click this link in the middle of the page---> High Definition Audio Codecs (Software) You will then download the driver for Windows 7. Install, reboot, and presto!!!!

    Finally have sound on windows 7 loaded with BootCamp is music to my ears!! LOL

    Let me know if this works for everyone else.... :D:D:apple:

    Cheers!
     
  10. bluebaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tech,

    didn't work for me i followed the setup and installed the drivers but my 2006 imac still didn't work! Looks like i will be buying snow lepoard!
     
  11. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Have you guys tried selecting the proper output device? This works miracles - not only in Windows, but also in OS X.

    After fresh installations on my Mac Pro, both Windows and Snow Leopard usually use the wrong audio device, where wrong means they use an audio device that does not have any speakers connected to it and the one that does have the speakers is not used for audio output by the OS.

    As far as the Boot Camp drivers are concerned, you can also download them from a Torrent. Since Boot Camp is only a hardware drivers collection with a fancy named installer around it, this is hardly anything illegal. And in the times before Snow Leopard, it was the ONLY option to get 64-Bit drivers for older Macs like my Mac Pro. If Apple has a problem with people downloading drivers for their hardware, they should re-think their attitude and not be surprised when their customers switch (back) to PCs.
     
  12. niZmo macrumors newbie

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    Does any one know how to get the Cirrus sound card volume to work right? It is very low even with everything up all the way.
     
  13. bluebaron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Winni thats interesting. I now have sound via my Headphone Jack but not my built in imac speaker. I can;t seem to figure out how to tell it to send sound to them.

    Apart from plugging external speakers into the headphone jack i'm still stuck!
     
  14. rhahn macrumors newbie

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    Not Even seing the device in Manager

    Hi,
    Similar problem:confused:. I've tried Running bootcamp\RealTekSetup.exe from the MacOS cd. And I tried tech's link to "High Definition Audio Codecs" I also tried This:
    Check if the playback device is disabled. To do this, follow the steps below:
    1. Please go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sound.
    2. On the Playback tab, right click on the blank place and then click "Show Disabled Devices".
    3. Check if your playback device is disabled. If so, right click on it and click Enable.

    Reinstall the audio device

    =============

    1. Go to Start, type Device Manager, click on Device Manager to open it.
    2. Expand "Sound, video and game controllers".
    3. Right click on your audio device and then click Uninstall.
    4. Check "Delete the driver software for this device".
    5. Click OK.
    6. After that, restart the computer the device and driver shall be reinstalled automatically.

    This was kinda like what Winni said I think. Winni, I'm not sure how to set the proper output device. In Control Panel-> Sound on the playback tab it says No Audio Devices are installed and I have show disabled devices checked. I have a Macmini3,1 but Can't find exactly what is inside. I'm assuming a realtek. I have no unknown devices in device manager anymore (needed to run the nvida drivers on the MacOS Cd to resolve a CoProcessor unknown hardware) There is no "sound, video game controllers" device node showing up at all.

    Any Advice? or is this a waiting game for a driver?

    Thank you,
    Ron
     
  15. lumberjack macrumors member

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    @rhahn
    If you are on a new Mac, chances are high that your sound chip is Cirrus and not Realtek. Sorry for my lack of knowledge but I've no idea when the Mac Mini 3 came out. :p
    Either way, clicking on setup.exe in the boot camp CD should install all the proper drivers right away.
     
  16. rhahn macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Just to be clear I'm only using the Mac mini hardware. Clean install of windows 7 without boot camp and OSx (no dual boot). On the DVD\bootcamp\drivers there is no setup.exe. And there is not a Cirrus Driver, Just a RealTekSetup.exe. Without knowing what sound Cip this thing is using it is proving to be difficult to get the right drivers.:confused: I can find lots about the CPU GPU and other hardware but nothing on the sound cips the macmini3,1 is using.

    Thanks for your Help:)
     
  17. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    More information would help us help you. In Device Manager you
    can click on the sound device and get the hardware ids from the
    details tab. E.g., like so:

    sound.png

    Such information can often help to identifiy the hardware. If there
    is no sound device listed, under "View" (again, in Device Manager)
    select "Show hidden devices" and look for any with an exclamation
    mark next to them.
     
  18. rhahn macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Here is what I could find. I did double check that it wasn't under some usb device. Let me know if there is a different Details Property you would like to see. I just kept it at Hardware Ids.
    Thanks,
    Ron
     

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  19. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Hi.

    That device is the machine's SMC ("System Management Controller").
    It's not actually the sound device. The driver setup program for it is
    called AppleNullDriver64.exe or AppleNullDriver.exe. Inf excerpt:

    Code:
    [Company.NT.5.1]
    %SMC_DESCRIPTION%           = NullDeviceInstall,ACPI\APP0001
    
    [NullDeviceInstall.NT]
    ; (null driver)
    
    [Strings]
    MFGNAME="Apple Inc."
    SMC_DESCRIPTION="Apple SMC device"
    So at least we know what that one is now. That still leaves the
    question "where is the sound device?". I wonder if it's hidden away
    under one of the other triangles.
     
  20. rhahn macrumors newbie

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    Well At least that is one less unknown device. Thank you:)

    You can see "High Definition Audio Codecs" in the list below but it isn't associated to a sound device.

    Thanks
     

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  21. velekinca macrumors newbie

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    Bravo

    Hello, Bravo... your proposition for me was well done, just done as you describe, and my ears have sound from my macbook on MicrobeSoft Windows 7....

    thanks a lot
     
  22. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Worked for me as well! Thanks!

    Cheers,
     
  23. tech0925 macrumors member

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    No problem, Im just glad to be able to help :D
     
  24. tech0925 macrumors member

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    Your welcome!! :D:apple:
     
  25. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    Tried everything listed above and still no sound! Oh well, I guess I will have to wait.

    Thanks anyway for the tips!
     

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