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How to Update Sound Driver

Sometime, we will often encounter the situation that the sound driver is froze suddenly or simply unable to play sound while we are playing games or listening to music. These problems are quite difficult to solve for many reasons, but the solutions should certainly include updating the sound driver. Driver updates are sometimes released officially for better functionality or new features. So, Updating sound driver is a good way to fix sound problems. The following steps will show you how to do the updating.

Step 1
Insert the driver installation CD into the computer's CD/DVD driver; a driver installation wizard will load. If you do not have the driver installation CD, you can download the sound driver at the manufacturer's site. Once the file has finished downloading, double-click the file to launch the driver installation wizard.

Step 2
Read through and accept the license agreement presented to you. You cannot install the driver without accepting this license agreement.

Step 3
Click "Next" for both the installation name and location. Changing these settings can result in the computer being unable to detect the driver. Choose "Install," and the sound card drivers will install onto your computer.

Tips:
1. Get the exact model number of your sound card. This is important as a slight change in the model number can mean a great difference in the driver requirement.

2. Go to the sound card manufacturer's website. The native driver is usually your best choice if one is available for your operating system. The sound card maker will usually know how to make the sound card work for the operating system rather than the other way around. Also, the drivers on the sound card website will frequently be available as a self-installing executable so all you have to do is run the installation program. If a native driver is not available for your operating system, search the operating system's website for a driver compatible with your sound card.

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