Originally Posted by Hammerhead
If your computer is the same as the guy that started that string, the 7700 automatically reverts to the onboard audio when you pull out the audigy if you follow the instructions. If you're worried about traveling with the card sticking out, pull it out and the onboard works. Get where you're going and plug it back in, it reverts to the better sound. Pretty cool.
Well, as "the guy" that started the thread, I can safely say that yes, all sound features will take care of themselves with this option, and it shouldn't matter what laptop you're using, as long as it uses the right slot type. Here's how it'll work once set up. With the card plugged in and connected to headphones or speakers it will work properly through those, of course. You can then pull the plug on the speakers/headphones from the audigy and I can virtually guarantee that the sound will instantly switch to internal speakers and still use the Audigy. You can pull the Audigy from the laptop while it's on most of the time and the sound will switch completely to internal audio. However, I reccommend logging completely off or shutting down first as pulling the sound card while it's being accessed (depending on the program accessing it) can occasionally cause a BSOD which is never good. The mic should work no matter, what the card is doing. Anyway, I've made the guide fairly easy, and it should work for any computer with the right slot. I'm sorry the Audigy Guide thread gets so burried, I've been meaning to add more info about other sound tweaks to make the thread undeniably sticky-able, but I just haven't had the time. I'll go bump my guide thread for you. It seems everytime that thread gets a bump I get more noob rep hits, which don't count.
P.S. Graig, yeah, it sucks. My roommate has similar problems with his XPS, no way to put in a portable sound card option, only USB.