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Creative Audigy Drivers - Installing without the CD - Step 1

Those of us lucky enough to own one of Creative's Audigy sound cards know the aural pleasure that they deliver. One downside of Creative's package is the driver installation, and the fact that the original driver CD is required in order to install drivers even at a basic level. Others will find the CD installation puts a large amount of unneeded software on their otherwise nice clean system. Come join Aaron Clegg as he shows us how to solve this problem and get your Audigy up and running... without all the added useless utilities that are never used anyway.

| Guides | Posted: May 15, 2002 4:00 am

Part 1 - Install the wrong driver


Yes I know it sounds crazy, but in order to achieve our goal we will be installing the incorrect driver for the Audigy card. Start by going into device manager, and obtaining the properties for the PCI Multimedia Audio Device.



On the Driver tab, click the update driver button and select the "Install from a list or specific location" radio button, and press next.



Then click the "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" radio button, and press next.



Select "Sound, video and game controllers, and press next. Untick the "Show compatible hardware" box, and from the list select the Creative Soundblaster Live Series driver and press next.



This will install the Audigy as a Live! series card. It will install correctly, but you won't get any sounds at all. A restart is required at this point.



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