Update sound card drivers


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When I reinstalled my computer, I couldn't get my sound card working with the drivers from the disc. Driver Robot downloaded the latest audio drivers for me - it even installed them! Now my sound card works great!

Aaron White, PA


Slogging through manufacturer's websites - or, worse yet, the CDs that came with your computer - to find the right driver for your sound card is a nightmare. Is your sound card onboard or offboard? Which version do you have? Does it have special features like a 24-bit DAC or optical output? Don't worry if you don't know the answers to these questions - Driver Robot does, and it automatically updates your computer's sound card driver to the latest official driver.

Driver Robot automatically updates:

  • Sound card drivers
  • Printer drivers
  • Video card drivers
  • Motherboard drivers
  • Webcam drivers
  • Wireless drivers
  • Bluetooth drivers
  • FireWire drivers
  • Ethernet drivers
  • Windows XP drivers
  • Windows Vista drivers
  • USB drivers
  • Chipset drivers
  • AC97 drivers
  • DVD drivers
  • Router drivers

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Why should I use Driver Robot to update my audio drivers?

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Driver Robot can detect audio hardware that Windows can't recognize

Each type of audio hardware - both onboard and offboard - has its own unique identifier (called a PCI ID) that identifies it to the operating system. Windows' PCI ID software is grossly out of date - almost 6 years now if you're using XP, and 2 if you're using Vista! - so it can't see many types of audio cards. Driver Robot's PCI ID database is updated regularly, giving it a 99% success rate in identifying audio hardware that Windows can't.

2

Driver Robot's driver database contains thousands of audio drivers

Blitware Technology Inc., the creators of Driver Robot, have spent thousands of hours building a massive database of every available Windows audio driver. Mainstream companies like Realtek, Creative, and SoundMax are all included - and so are more obscure manufacturers like Legacy, Yamaha, and Turtle Beach. Every audio driver in Driver Robot's database is the latest official release from the manufacturer - so you never have to worry about compatibility.

3

Special hardware feature compatibility

For Windows to use the special features of your sound card (like mixing, multiple inputs and outputs, recording settings, etc.), it needs the correct driver. Because Driver Robot always gets you the latest official driver release for your computer's sound card, you can be assured that special features will work flawlessly.

Step-by-step: Using Driver Robot to fix the sound card in our test system



Get the right drivers for your sound card

Don't waste your time trying to troubleshoot sound card driver issues by trying to find an update on the manufacturer's website. Using Driver Robot to update your sound card drivers means you're guaranteed to get the perfect driver for your sound card.

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How to use the driver update tool on your PC

To update your computer's drivers, you need to download and install the driver update tool on to your PC. When you are finished updating your drivers, you may wish to uninstall the driver utility. Here are some simple, step-by-step instructions for doing so.

Installing the driver utility to update your drivers

To begin the installation process, download the setup file from any of the download buttons on this page (5.1MB, executable file). The download will take approximately 30 seconds on most connections.

Once the setup file is on your system, locate it and double-click on it to begin the installation process. The installer will show you a splash screen welcoming you to the product. Press the Next button to continue past this.

Now, review the End User License Agreement (EULA) and make sure you agree with it. Press Next again to continue. The application will now install on to your computer, and configure itself for maximum compatibility with your system.

When the application is finished installing, it will run automatically and prompt you to begin a driver scan to find new drivers for your system.

Uninstalling the driver tool when you're finished updating your drivers

Uninstalling the driver update tool couldn't be easier. Open your Start menu and press the All Programs button. In this list, find the driver software's folder. Inside this folder, you will find an icon labeled Uninstall. Click on this to begin uninstalling the software.

You may be asked whether you're sure you want to remove the program from your computer. Press Yes, and it will uninstall cleanly from your system. No traces or remnants will be left.


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