So my Velociraptor died Thursday and I took the plunge upgrading from XP to 7 RC. Here's the rub: My Gigabyte G31M has the Intel HD Audio bits, but my older case (Antec P180) has the AC '97 front panel header. I had connected them anyway, however "sensing" headphones never worked. Under XP all that meant is that my speakers wouldn't turn off when plugging in the headphones. However, Win7 won't even play out of the front panel, unless it detects headphones. So my headphones are not working. I've scoured the internets for a way to either: 1. Force Win7 to always play out the front panel in addition to the speakers, like my XP setup. 2. Detect headphones when plugged into the old front panel. I have failed on both counts. So mighty [H] crowd: Do you hold the key to my salvation? Big thanks in advance, if somebody can help me out with this.