readme.txt Driver File Contents (R228255.exe)

Version 7.0.0.1


Analog Devices Inc. SoundMAX(R) Windows(R) XP/2000/2003/Vista Driver. 32/64bit.


Note 1: On Windows Vista the Microsoft audio function driver installs by default.  Running the
SoundMAX installation procedure below will replace the Mirosoft driver with the SoundMAX audio driver.


Note 2: On Windows XP/2000 (early versisn of 2003) you need to install a QFE to allow an HD Audio driver 
to installation. This QFE is made available by Microsoft, and it is required to update Operating 
System components before installing the audio driver. The QFE contains the required files and a 
readme which outlines installation procedure. This QFE and these files are distributed by Microsoft 
only, please contact them directly if you need to get them.

Note 3: Microsoft(R) DirectX 9.0 or later is required 


INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:


Installation or Update of Analog Devices SoundMAX Audio Driver

Note 1: It is always best to remove any previously installed SoundMAX driver from the system 
before installing a new driver.

Note 2: On XP/2000/2003 Operating systems if Windows detects the audio device hit Cancel then proceed to Step 1.


1.  Browse to the SoundMAX driver files location and double click setup.exe

2.  When installing,the SoundMAX Install dialog box appears. In the dialog box, press Next. 
    When upgrading or reinstalling, "Setup Type" dialog box appears. In the dialog box, select "Reinstall or
    Upgrade" radio button, then press Next.

3.  Click on the Next and OK prompts as they appear.

4.  Windows XP/2000/2003: Reboot the system to complete the installation. 


Removal of Analog Devices SoundMAX Audio Driver

1.  Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or click on Start -> Control Panel (depending on OS). 

2.  Double-click on the Add/Remove programs icon. 

3.  Click on SoundMAX driver item from the list.   

4.  Click Change/Remove. (A dialog box appears).  In the dialog box, select Remove all and then press Next.

5.  Reboot the system to fully uninstall the drivers.


UNATTENDED (SILENT) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Unattended installations use an Install Shield Silent Response File (setup.iss) 
to provide user input.


Running an Unattended (Silent) Installation

1. Run SETUP.EXE as described in the installation section above, but with
the -s parameter from the command line (From the task bar, click on Start -> Run). 

2. In the Run dialog box, type X:\path\setup -s (where X is the path to the SoundMAX driver files) 
      
NOTE: When running an installation in silent mode, no messages are displayed. 
Instead, a log file (typically named Setup.log) captures installation information, 
including whether the installation was successful. 


Running an Unattended (Silent) Uninstallation

1. Run SETUP.EXE as described in the installation section above, but with
the -s and REMOVE parameters from the command line (From the task bar, click on Start -> Run). 

2. In the Run dialog box, type X:\path\setup -s REMOVE (where X is the path to the SoundMAX driver files) 


3.  Reboot the system to fully uninstall the drivers.


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This driver is built for the Microsoft(R) Windows Operating Systems.

Copyright 2008 Analog Devices, Inc. All names mentioned
herein are a registered trademark or a trademark of Analog Devices
or its respective owners. All rights reserved.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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