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Old 09-21-2011, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm R.J. I'm new to the forum and I have a huge probem.

My hard drive recently failed and I was forced to get an old one and use it. The problem is before, mine had windows vista on it, and this one has windows 7 (I know it's technically not older but I still like vista ) but now it says I have an illegitimate copy of windows and it says I have no sound device. I don't know how to get a sound device??? My sound card is definitely in my laptop and even hooking up speakers won't work, kinda weird.

Anywho any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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right click my computer, click manage, select device manager from the list, im guessing theres a unknown device listed, right click the unknown and click update driver.

usually the illegal copy msg goes away for me after a reboot.
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right click my computer, click manage, select device manager from the list, im guessing theres a unknown device listed, right click the unknown and click update driver.

usually the illegal copy msg goes away for me after a reboot.
The whole "illegal" thing isn't really the biggest problem it's mainly just being able to use my speakers. I do editing for friends and I need to have sound to edit .
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