jeanlouisbertho
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VMware Fusion - No Audio Output Device is Installed

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To whom it may concern,

Having just upgraded from an old MacBook Air to a new MacBook Pro as the base for my Windows 10, which I launch with VMware Fusion (Player 12.1.1 - 11.5 before), I discovered that I seem to have the same problem as before. There is a red X over the sound icon in the task bar and there doesn't seem to be the correct Audio Controller drivers (see in the attachments). Would you have any idea as how to fix it?
In the settings, I made sure to have the "Connect Sound Card" ticked, and the input and output devices are "System default".

I would be very grateful if someone had an idea!

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wila
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Hi,

Looks like this is a VM that was made from a physical Windows installation..the connexant drivers are not going to work for a VMware audio device. You probably have a lot more left over device drivers that are not going to be used anymore.

The way your "No Audio Output Device is Installed" issue is usually resolved is by deleting the current audio device in the virtual hardware.

First shut down the VM and then:

menu -> virtual machine -> settings -> Sound Card -> click button "Remove Sound Card" -> confirm removal

Then button top right "Add Device" -> Select "Sound Card" -> click "Add..."

This will refresh the Sound card configuration and does tend to resolve the "no audio device" issue.

Good luck!
--
Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva

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wila
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Hi,

Looks like this is a VM that was made from a physical Windows installation..the connexant drivers are not going to work for a VMware audio device. You probably have a lot more left over device drivers that are not going to be used anymore.

The way your "No Audio Output Device is Installed" issue is usually resolved is by deleting the current audio device in the virtual hardware.

First shut down the VM and then:

menu -> virtual machine -> settings -> Sound Card -> click button "Remove Sound Card" -> confirm removal

Then button top right "Add Device" -> Select "Sound Card" -> click "Add..."

This will refresh the Sound card configuration and does tend to resolve the "no audio device" issue.

Good luck!
--
Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva

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jeanlouisbertho
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Dear Wil,

This worked perfectly,

Thank you so much!

All the best to you,
Sincerely,

Jean-Louis

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