Audio in 64-bit Windows guests

In case you haven't noticed, a lot of Fat Bloke's Blogs are reminders to self ;-) Here's another one... 

If you have created a 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machine, you may think it is awfully quiet. This is because the 64-bit version of Windows 7 does not ship with drivers for the audio device (AC 97) which VirtualBox presents to the guest OS.

If you want audio you have to go get the drivers and install them yourself. I got mine from Realtek site. 

Once you have installed them, and rebooted, you should get audio just fine.

- FB 

Comments:

That link didn't work for me (when I clicked the "Next" link to download it, it just said "Object has moved to here" with a link that just goes back to the previous page)

I googled "AC'97 Audio Codecs windows 7" quickly and downloaded it from here: http://www.brothersoft.com/realtek-ac.97-audio-codecs-for-win-7-download-231043.html and it worked.

Posted by Hawk on February 02, 2010 at 04:24 AM GMT #

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