I'd like to say a quick thanks for me being redirected here first off. Now; I've just updated to VISTA and I'm having problems getting my sound to work - like so many other people tend to be doing. I've tried the older Creative drivers, I've tried a number of older drivers I found on my system as well as some NForce drivers. Then I stumbled upon the entry on Neosmart talking about how to fix this problem. I've tried everything it suggests and I've got nowhere. The Realtek AC97 drivers won't even install at all. I've tried the 'be patient' line and got nowhere, after more than 30 minutes they've gone nowhere. I'll post my comp specs here - and hopefully someone will have a solution. AMD Athlon 64 "San Diego" 3700+ @ 2.2ghz (939) ATi Radeon XPRESS 200 NVidia GeForce 7800GTX O/C PCI-E SoundBlaster Live! 24-Bit Internal PCI 2GB 184pin 128bit PC3200 Dual-Channel 400mhz RAM I think that's just about everything important. It'd be nice if someone has a suggestion on how to get my sound working - it's a big part of the reason I use a PC and it's becoming a pain having to boot into XP to listen to my music. Thanks in advance. EDIT: The AERO Interface has somehow disappeared this morning too. I no longer get the preview of a window when hovering over the taskbar and all my windows are fully opaque, despite having Aero active when I first installed Vista last night.