Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Gateway MX6445, Vista 64bit audio driver

This is public service announcement for anyone banging their head against a wall trying to get audio on a Gateway MX6445 that has Vista 64bit OS installed.

There isn't a driver.

I've just spent a week googling every answer, and communicating with Gateway tech support. I download just about all of the 64-bit audio drivers they have, and tried to install them, unsuccessfully. They simply don't have a driver, and they're not working on one.

So why would Gateway sell you a computer with a 64-bit processor, but yet fail to provide you with 64bit drivers? Beats me. Just keep it in mind when it comes time to upgrade your laptop.

If this situation changes, I hope someone will post an answer in the comments here.

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