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Creative Audigy Drivers - Installing without the CD - Step 2

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.

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

Part 2 - Install the right driver


Next, we need to download the latest Audigy upgrade driver from the Creative website. These, of course, state that they are an upgrade and that they require the original CD install, but ignore that and download the file. Once downloaded, run the file to install the Audigy drivers.



A quick reboot and your Audigy card will be in working order, without any messy additional software or the use of the original CD in any way.



The only downside is you don't get to modify your EAX settings, but it will get the card working. As I mentioned earlier, I don't see there being a problem with this process on Windows 2000 either as it also has an inbuilt Live! series driver (I haven't tested it though).


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