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jnasty
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winnt.sif question

Post by jnasty » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:32 am

I was wondering if you could help me with a quick question
dealing with my unattended setup.

What command would I use to disable the onboard audio
in winnt.sif and under what heading? [Sound]??

(I hope I wrote this correctly.)

Thanks in advance.

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Post by toco1971 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:45 am

i dont think u can do it from winnt.sif i could be wrong though take a look here explains a lot about that file

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/19/

sorry i couldnt be of more help

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Post by SHO_GuN » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:50 am

On this computer, disabling onboard audio is a simple bios setting.

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Post by toco1971 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:06 am

yeh SHO_GuN is right you should be able to disable the onboard sound by pressing the "DEL" or "F1" or "F2" key when u first turn on the computer and there should be a setting in there 2 disable it permanetly.

i didnt really read your post properly the first time i thought u just ment to disable sound via winnt.sif

anyway give that a go

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Post by crashfly » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:43 pm

By default, one cannot disable the sound driver in windows. If you are specifically referring to not having sound period, you can either disable it from the computer bios, or you can disable the driver from the windows device manager.

If you are referring to disabling the sound scheme, you must do that from registry settings. Winnt.sif can only stop the "extra" custom sounds, but the default sound scheme will still be there.

As a rule, winnt.sif only allows/disallows specific components of the OS to be installed or not installed. If you do not see it listed in the "Add/Remove Programs" option under the control panel, you will more than likely not be able to have the component *not* install from winnt.sif.
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Post by jnasty » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:52 pm

My goal was to disable the onboard sound, so my sound card would be
the default. I didn't think of disabling it in the Bios, which now makes sense
to me. So if the onboard is disabled in advance, then Windows should
install the sound card (I integrated the driver) and everything will be cool.
Do I have this correct?

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Post by SHO_GuN » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:03 pm

Yes, that is exactly what I do on this computer.

Windows does not know the onboard sound exists if it is disabled in bios.

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Post by jnasty » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks again everybody for teaching an old dog new tricks :D

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Post by eksasol » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:37 pm

Not include drivers for your onboard card in the Windows disc, which is contained in the driver.cab file. Or you can easily use nlite to do it. However a lot of virtual machine softwares required it to have sound.

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