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01-03-2020 08:19 AM
Beats audio no longer a viable add-in after windows 10 conversion. Can HP give this back to us? All alternatives I have tested have been inferior.
01-03-2020 09:26 AM
The only suggestion I can offer would be to see if installing this W10 IDT w Beats Audio driver works for your model.
Restart the PC after installing the driver.
VERSION: 6.10.6504.0 July 03, 2015
01-06-2020 12:57 PM - edited 01-06-2020 02:26 PM
You're very welcome.
There will never be a sure thing because HP does not, and will not support that model series for W10.
That package restores the Beats audio on many older HP Desktops with the IDT audio chip.
I have given it to dozens of forum members with similar model desktops...maybe even yours.
That's up to you whether or not you want to give it a try.
I know I would be, since there is nothing to lose and everything to gain.
01-06-2020 02:54 PM
Sorry, perhaps a bit of a misunderstanding: I did not know that HP "will not support" my model for Windows 10 (it's still working fine,as they would want it to... Just likes to get hot fast, as we elder statesmen often do.)... After all, it wasn't sold with XP or something. (I do still have a Windows 95 mouse pad, but that went with an earlier HP model, I'm sure.)
Also, I don't want to install a driver that doesn't do the job and might screw up something else. In my experience there is always a good possibility of "something to lose" when experimenting with fixes.
01-07-2020 04:43 AM
Yep, got mine in Feb 2012. Seems a little shortsighted (look how far MS is going to support Windows) but "everything" seems to be working well so far (I converted to Win10 about 3 weeks ago). Still, I do like the HP product and will likely get one again when I need a new desktop (hopefully they will still be in the biz).