How To: Get Sound Working in Windows 7 64-Bit running in VirtualBox

I’m running Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit, and messing around with Windows 7 RC 64-bit as a guest OS in virtual box – but, alas, no sound in Windows…

The fix? Set the virtual machine to use the ICH AC97 virtual soundcard then google for 6285_Vista_APO_PG536.zip and install it inside the virtual box running Windows 7. Annoying start-up sounds are now yours to disable treasure.

Next up will be hardware accelerated graphics – works fine in a 32-bit XP guest OS, no joy in 64-bit Win7 so far…

One thought on “How To: Get Sound Working in Windows 7 64-Bit running in VirtualBox”

  1. The following is what worked for me:
    Host Driver: PulseAudio
    Controller: Intel HD Audio

    When I installed the driver mentioned on this page. Or even other ideas, the sound has always been chippy and cracking. Now it is crystal clear. No weird drivers and no setup. It works out of the box!

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