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Windows XP Audio Driver Problem

Hi, I've installed Windows XP an hour ago on my PC, why? I just wanna mess around with it again just for fun. I installed my Nvidia display drivers and everything is good, but my audio isn't working. I looked a lot for drivers but I can't get it working. The way I get audio on my PC is by the headphone jack to my TV since it has a built in PC Audio jack, and it works fine. On XP though in Device Manager I just get "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" and "Unknown Device" which I've tried updating with no avail.

 

Would anyone be able to help me out here? Thanks a lot - Mubeen

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From memory, Realtek HD Audio on Windows XP requires an update from Windows Update before you can actually install the driver (the update changes that Unknown Device to something else). Its usually included with the driver download in a folder but its been a long time so I don't remember the specifics.

 

Edit - Or IIRC just install Service Pack 3.

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This install of XP is SP3, I tried installing Realtek Audio AC'97 driver but uninstalled it after I saw it didn't work, but I'm gonna install it again and now try update it. I'll update the thread in case anything happens

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2 minutes ago, MubeenAhmed1920 said:

This install of XP is SP3, I tried installing Realtek Audio AC'97 driver but uninstalled it after I saw it didn't work, but I'm gonna install it again and now try update it. I'll update the thread in case anything happens

AC97 is not the correct driver. You will want this one...

 

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/realtek_high_definition_audio_for_2kxp03.html

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Okay, so I just installed a Realtek Audio Driver and it works! I didnt need to update, I guess AC'97 doesn't work as great. Thanks everyone

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4 minutes ago, MubeenAhmed1920 said:

Okay, so I just installed a Realtek Audio Driver and it works! I didnt need to update, I guess AC'97 doesn't work as great. Thanks everyone

AC97 is the CODEC used before HD Audio was a thing.

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