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05-01-2012 03:08 PM - edited 05-01-2012 03:14 PM
Excellent. It Roxio does not work then I will download that dvd burner program. Downloading the 32 bit (86x) iso as I type. VERY slow download though from My Digital Life (busy site no doubt) .... wow!
05-01-2012 03:57 PM
Excellent news all around. The 32 bit ISO worked just fine (yes Roxio has ISO support in fact it was the default program from that extension). I am at the Windows 7 installation screen and proceeding through the initial setup. Will keep you posted.
Happy thoughts -
05-01-2012 04:39 PM
Alright, everything seems to have installed just fine. Not sure about the Sound Blaster Live! yet, as sound seems to be disabled (big red X), but will check on that later. Right now I am on the desktop and it is downloading / installing updates.
I cannot thank you enough for all your help, encouragement and patience. Take care.
05-02-2012 05:06 AM
Good morning, Thom:
After sleeping on the audio issue, it dawned on me that you posted you purchased a video card with HDMI out.
On that old of a PC, video cards with HDMI out, disable the onboard audio on the PC.
That is because these old BIOS' never heard of HDMI and they are treating the situation as if you added a sound card.
So, the PC dutifully disables the onboard sound.
Now that you can get into the BIOS for your PC, please root around in there and find an onboard audio setting.
It is going to be set to Auto or Disabled.
In order for your onboard audio to work, there needs to be an Enabled setting too.
So, I am hoping your PC is new enough to be able to have an Enable setting in the BIOS.
If there is, simple change the current setting from Auto or Disabled, to Enabled.
Save the setting there and again when you exit the BIOS.
When you reboot the PC, you should have your onboard audio back, and if you were to connect an HDMI cable to a television, you should get video and audio through your HDMI port.
Please let me know if that solves your audio issue.
05-02-2012 10:30 AM
Interesting that you should follow-up on this. The Bios version on this system is 3.06 12/19/2003 and the "Core Version" is 6.0. It is true the onboard audio is set to "Disabled" atm (choices for "Onboard Audio" being: Auto, Disabled or Enabled). There are no other sound options in the Bios. I think it is disabled because it has a pci Creative Sound Blaster Live! installed. The Sound Blaster card just started working after I finished installing all the Win 7 updates. So sound works. In fact every thing is working properly except for the graphics card.
Curious that about graphic cards with HDMI and sound issues. Since you mentioned it here I will point you to my other post ... you probably guessed it - sigh - but the HIS Radeon HD 4670 "IceQ" AGP 8X card I bought is not being recognised by Win 7. You can check out that post in Monitors/video (http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Audio-Video-M
Thank you again for taking the time and energy to give me further advice and counsel on this system. It has been a real learning experience for me and why I am staying with it even though this system is well past its prime and use. You are a Godsend.
05-02-2012 11:45 AM
Glad you got the sound to work.
Then your HDMI should work too.
Graphics... i replied to your post, but I'm afraid I am confounded by that one.