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Creative Audigy Drivers - Installing without the CD - Conclusion

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

Conclusion

 

It seems that the driver update for Windows XP looks for the presence of certain driver files in the \windows\system32\drivers folder, and doesn't check the file versions. Critics of late might surmise that this process works due to the Audigy being based on the same EMU chip as the Live! series, but that hasn't been proven at all. Driver file similarities are likely due to the similar API's etc that the audigy uses. In any case, this process will get your Audigy up and working with a minimum amount of fuss, without the original CD and without not-optional apps like Playcenter!

 

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