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Sound card installation help....

by luciobar1980 / September 8, 2006 5:09 AM PDT

So I ordered the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 to replace my onboard Realtek AC97. My question is, can I just uninstall it from my Device Manager??..... because I heard you had to do it through the BIOS which is something I've never tinkered with. Also, if I uninstall it through Device Manager, will it kep trying to reinstall itself through windows detecting it? Thankks for any help Wink

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 5:14 AM PDT

Here's what I do. I find the BIOS setting to disable the onboard sound system. I usually do no bother uninstalling the drivers (your choice here) and then I follow the instructions for installing the new card.

While I take the simple router others like to peel out old drivers. Your choice.

Bob

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Not even that
by john_mcdoogle / September 8, 2006 5:34 AM PDT

There's no need to even do anything besides install the new sound card and it's drivers. You just have to make sure that the new sound card is set up to be the default sound device for Windows, which can be done via the Sound icon in the control panel.

This leaves you with options in case getting the Audigy 2 going doesn't go according to plan.

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