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Toshiba Tecra A8-PTA83E – Enable sound on Windows 7

Posted: May 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: idiots | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

After upgrading from Windows Vista or from Windows XP you will find out that the sound doesn’t work.

Like me, you have tried all the drivers available on the internet: XP sound drivers, Vista 32bit or Vista 64bit sound drivers. Still, no luck.

On a forum, I have found a post about a tool that enables the sound for Vista.

The name, obviously, is “Sound Utility to Turn Mute Off”.

The link to the tool:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/downloadDetail.jsp?soid=1671893&pf=true

Let me know if this helped you, it did worked for me in Windows 7 x64.

 

EDIT: The step was required only when I have first time installed Windows 7. Second time I have installed Windows 7, the sound was working from the first boot.


MCTS (Exam 70-620) Certification – Done

Posted: October 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: vista | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

What should be next?


How to increase your download speed in Vista

Posted: January 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: howto, vista | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

First of all, do a backup. I mean it.
Some changes can ruin your week-end, evening party, social life, etc.

After reading a few hours, having some discussions with my girlfriend about not doing the dishes and the clothes, mister google came with the solution below.

First, I have patched tcpip.sys using a bat downloaded from softpedia. That was really wrong, causing a nice BSOD.
Luckily, it made a backup of the file so I could restore it with ease.

After a few minutes I have read from this site about this command:
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted
reboot

To be sure I have changed the settings to “Disable Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level on TCP/IP“:
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
reboot

I got my speed doubled with this.

I’m too bored today to copy/paste the explanation from these pages.
So, please read the above link and do backups before applying any patches.
Enjoy.

I forgot to mention that I have installed Vista Enterprise on the notebook.