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Win 98 Audio Versus Win 2000

DVD TO GO audio not present under Win98 however audio is ok under 2000. Although Macrovision error pops up on certain commercial DVDs in win 2000.
The 98 audio shows ess 1879 wdm and icon looks like film. The 2000 shows Legacy audio and icon is Speaker.
Can i get the 98 to somehow use the Legacy audio or is there a solution to the Macrovision erros?
OS is 98se Armada 7400 366hz 256 ram.

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It's not a Microsoft issue.

From what I read, you are relying on Microsoft for the drivers. Microsoft doesn't do "drivers".

Try and go get drivers for you laptop and OS.


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Thanks for reply Seems to work satisfactorily now.

I lifted driver from recovery disc which loaded a different version of ESS 1879 it does not show the WDM notation at end of title in hardware manager.
Looking at advanced options it then displayed Zoomed Video as an option to select. I checked the box but still no audio. It started working on its own after a half dozen bootups.
Maybe it was not loading everything needed until at random it picked up something missed from prior boots.

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