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Might have to pull the plug.....8.1, Sad

Can't get sound going in 8.1. I guess I am going to give up on my Windows Partitian and erase...(Sad) Pretty sur I mentioned it before but I have a fairly new iMac running Yosemite, latest updates, no conflicts, no problems. I partitioned 80 gigs for my Windows 8.1 and as I said before the only thing that doesn't work is the sound. You guys have been great....but I think I have reached a dead end. The Microsoft links were useless as All they gave me were 2 and 3 year old articles....I was never able to actually work with
anyone. On the Windows side, I don't have any conflicts. You guys have mentioned possible additional software/Apps but what...? I called Apple and obviously they are limited in how much they can help other than verifying that on my Mac side everything relating to sound/settings/updates is correct....so I seem to be at an impass. At Apple I can talk to a a support person anytime I want. Is it possible to talk to a Windows person? Many years ago before I made the switch.....I had to make a phone appointment like a week in advance and they would call me on their schedule, not mine....
Any last ideas?
Thanks!!!! Bill

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Have you thought about bluetooth?

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On my 4 year old laptop the sound went out, so I bought a USB Bluetooth adapter for around $15 and hooked up an external speaker. Works great. Not really a solution per se, but a great circumvention in my case. I can use headphones when I'm not at home.

Good luck.

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You didn't mention

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Pulling plug

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Digger...not sure where you want me to go/link? "Maybe this makes a diff......." I clicked on the link.....lost?
Thanks, Bill

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Bob asked about Bootcamp

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I'm still pretty green at this and can't really explain what's wrong ,Ive read about Bootcamp here before but I couldn't remember what it was so I could tell you LOL .

I rely on other members for that Grin

Digger

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The thing is, with it being boot camp

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There's a set for Apple supplied drivers to install after Windows.

OK, the OS is working. But tell us about the BootCamp driver CD/DVD/USB etc.
Bob

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Pulling plug

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Thanks Bob, but I need some help with your answer...
You say: " There's a set for Apple supplied drivers to install after Windows". OK, but You need to explain what that means and how? ( I'm sorry, I hope no one takes this the wrong way...but I am used to things just working.....)As to Boot Camp and.....I can probably give you the info you want......if I new what you wanted for info about theses items...
Thanks, Bill

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Sorry

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Support drivers

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Bob, Thanks! It's a bit technical for me, I will probably have to get some help but sounds like it's what I need....Thanks, Bill

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Windows makes windows to

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run on Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and the rest of the OEM's hardware.(OEM"S the computer makers) All the OEM's write write software called drivers that talk to WIndows at a low level to do what they are supposed to do. The OEM's add components from many different manufacturers (your component of problem is the sound card). There are multiple makers of sound cards. The drivers they writes for WIndows doesn't work on Apple and the reverse is also true. Sometime the sound card makers allow the OEM's to also modify drivers which could mean a sound card driver for Dell may not work on a Toshiba. Apples really isn't too much concerned with Windows drivers since they don't install windows on their machines. I have this problem sometimes with running a virtual machine on Windows where you do get sound or the same resolution as the native OS.

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(NT) This was solved so time to close this discussion.

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