I appreciate the feedback, unfortunately I've already tried that driver to no avail. I've installed Microsoft Universal Audio, retried all the drivers and still nothing. A lot of people were saying that this worked for them. I suppose I will have to wait until someone comes out with XP audio drivers at a future time.
Excuse the mess in my photos, as well as the size:
(also look at review below pictures)
The monitor behind the laptop is a 19" so that may give you a little size prospective.
To sum up quickly, I really, really like the laptop so far. My quirks are with Microsoft Vista, which I could go on all day about.
I've always been a skeptic about laptops, since I build my own PC's for a fraction of the price, and this one pleases me greatly.
I need a bigger keyboard and the DV9220us suits me perfectly. Also I really like the numpad built in, something else I don't have to lug around with me. This IS a WIDE laptop. It isn't a hassle to carry around either by MY standards, its fairly light, I believe around 7lbs. It's not bulky, but 17" will be a wide laptop. I carry it on the road with me and have no troubles. It's a little rough to use in the car but I can manage. In the library/office, it's excellent.
The picture is very crisp. And the speed, well, I couldn't imagine Vista with less than 2 GB of RAM. This thing is very, very very fast. I enjoy playing graphic intensive games as well and the nice thing is is the video card doesn't share system memory. Even if I wasn't a gamer, Vista is a video hog so the Nvidia 7600 video card speeds everything along without sucking the resources from my RAM, like Integrated Video will. It fairs almost as good as my 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo desktop, which absolutely amazed me.
My price range was <$1,000 and >$1,500 and HAD TO BE 17". This was the only computer I could feesibly see myself with. The Toshiba that is at this price and similar in every aspect except it had Integrated Video. It was worth the $50.00 price difference for that. If you settle between $1000 - $1200, your probably going to get stuck with a Core1 or Turionx2. Compared to Core1/2, Turion doesn't hold a flame in my book and I wouldn't purchase one.
This laptop is perfect, it is up to date and on the higher end of laptops, Core 2's are the now, so I figured spend a little more and get something that's going to stand the test of time. Besides, the Core 2's will save a lot in battery life as well (this I have not personally tested but I understand in powersave mode you can get 3 hours off the stock battery).
I highly recommend this laptop. Best of luck on your purchase and I'd like to hear a review as well if you end up purchasing one!