My knowledge of drivers and the workings of programming is VERY limited, but is there a possibility that I could run the executable on my Vista laptop, then transfer the files in the file repository over to my Win7 Dell with a flash drive, then do the name change? Find More Posts by thefabe. I tried the XP driver once straight from the download and a second time running it in XP compatibility mode, but neither worked. I haven’t given up, but I’m beginning to suspect that I will need to install a sound card to make Win7 work as it should. Well, that and to play Portal.

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Download Dell Optiplex GX ADI Audio Driver for Windows XP

There is always the chance it will mess up, so back up before you play with this one. I don’t think this should be a problem, though, since I have done all this successfully before for a different Dell running XP. I have an old Optiplex GX with the aound hardware: I haven’t given up, but I’m beginning to suspect that I will need to install a sound card to make Win7 work as it should. I recently bought a gently used Dell Optiplex GX With the s though, the audio is extremely low and faint.


I’m actually optiiplex student and this is my finals week, hence I’m not going to have much time for this until Friday afternoon. Most of the Dell systems require Dell sound drivers to either work or work correctly.

Windows 7 Ultimate x All these downloads have been done on my Acer laptop running Vista, then the zipped folders are transferred via flash drive to the Windows 7 Dell. My dad found a Optiplex GX lying around somewhere.

Compatibility Mode If this won’t work their are other options. I don’t have any personal files on that computer yet, and I can always re-install Win7 if optipldx goes horribly wrong.

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All times are GMT If its Realtek you can download the manufacturer’s driver. It’s not particularly helpful in this situation with the audio driver, but it’s still a really cool app. Lastly and more ugly is an external usb sound card.

That would solve my problems, but I wouldn’t get to play with Win7 which is why I’m doing this in the first place. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Dell Optiplex GX280 Audio Driver

A few people had successfully used the Windows Vista driver in Vista compatibility mode, but that didn’t work for me either. However, before we give up on you lets try a few things. I tried going to the Dell website but they just said that my computer is not compatible with Windows 7. Find More Posts by TimStitt. One dfll piece of information: Intel Pentium 4 HT 3. Also, as previously noted it will probably take installing a Win 7 compatible sound card to get the sound working – that is what most on the Optpilex users forum have reported doing.


I’ve tried running the audio drivers in compatibility mode and as Well, that and to play Portal.

I checked the file repository anyway, but it didn’t have any drivers that have been modified more recently than yesterday I’ve just been trying to fix the audio since this carc.

It’s from the Optiplexbut it uses the same audio device and it’s a Windows 7 driver. This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. Could it mess up your sound settings?