Windows 10 doesn't currently detect the SoundMax audio card in my HP/Compaq nc6320 laptop. It installed a driver for 'high definition audio' but that didn't work, reporting that the audio service wasn't working. The trouble shooter didn't work out what the problem was either.
I downloaded an old driver from Softpedia, installed it via Device Manager, and it seemed to work fine: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/SoundMax/SoundMAX-Integrated-Digital-HD-Audio-Driver-61015140-for-Windows-7-Windows-8.shtml. On my Lenovo 64 bit Thinkcentre M52 after installing w8.1 all I had was 'High Definition Audio' installed and got no sound at all from the speakers. It said in the sound options the speakers 'were not plugged in' but HDA was working fine, which was incorrect of course as no sound came from the speakers.
Windows 8 Drivers. How To Stop Driver Updates Windows 10 there. The package provides the installation files for SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio Driver version 126.96.36.19910.
After a lot of searching I found the answer (on this forum I think but the post was five years old and can't seem to locate it now) I installed Sound Max system and it immediately changed everything and HDA was gone and replaced by soundmax. The speakers now work perfectly and have good sound. My only worry now is, if I upgrade to w10 will it delete Soundmax and revert back to HDA.i hope not, does anyone know?
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