README.TXT Driver File Contents (AUDIO.zip)

        Realtek Semiconductor Corp. AC'97 Sound System Software   
                        Installation and Setup


Driver & Application Installation/Removal Procedure For Realtek AC'97 Codec:
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<<< For Win2000/WinME/WinXP (WDM driver) >>>

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Setup Driver/Application at first time:
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Step 1. Before installing the Realtek AC'97 Drivers & Applications, Press the
        [Cancel] button if Windows detect the PCI Multimedia Audio device. 
          
Step 2. Insert the "Realtek AC'97 Drivers & Applications" CD into the CD-ROM 
        drive and run the setup.exe program to finish the installation. 

Step 3. Click on [Next/OK/Go] to continue the procedure. If the Windows popup 
        "Digital Signature Not Found" message, press [Yes] to continue the 
        installation.
        
Step 4. Finally, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete
        the installation.  

        The system will reload the drivers and do some adjustments in the INF
        file if so required.

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Update Driver/Application:
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Step 1. Follow Step 2,3,4 described in [Setup at first time] above to complete
        the procedure.

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Remove Driver/Application:
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Step 1. Go to Start\Settings\Control Panel.

Step 2. Select [Add/Remove Programs] icon.

Step 3. Select "Realtek AC'97 Drivers and Applications" and press [Change/Remove]
        button.

Step 4. Click on [Next/OK/Go] to finish the uninstallation.        

Step 5. At the end of the procedure, select to restart the system and press
        [Finish] to complete the uninstallation.


<<< For Win98 Gold(First Edition)/Win98SE  >>>

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Setup Driver/Application at first time:
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    The same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.

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Update Driver/Application:
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    The same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.
    
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Remove Driver/Application:
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    The same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.

<<< For WinNT 4.0 (NT4 driver) >>>

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Setup Driver/Application at first time:
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    Ignore Step 1, and follow the same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.

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Update Driver/Application:
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    The same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.
    
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Remove Driver/Application:
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    The same procedure in Win2000/WinME/WinXP.

<< Other Informations >>

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Silent Installation:
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Run "Setup -s -f2<path\LogFile>"
i.e. setup -s -f2c:\mylog.log 


Note: AVRack only works fine under WinNT 4.0 after installing
      Service Pick 3 or later.
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Version Informations:
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WDM driver for Win98SE/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP : 5.10.0.4050
WDM driver for Win98                       : 5.10.0.5037
VXD driver for Win95		               : 4.5.0.3019
VXD Software wavetable driver              : 3.1.0.0
NT4 driver for Windows NT4                 : 4.3.0.3031
NT4 software wavetable driver              : 4.3.0.2001

RtlRack for Win98/Me/2000/XP               : 1.3.0.0
AvRack for Win95/NT4                       : 2002.4.3.1

Realtek Sound Effect Manager(CPL)          : 1.5.0.63
Realtek Sound Effect Manager for NT4       : 2.3

Driver/Application Setup Program           : 4.78

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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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