Driver Download for Audio Media Driver in Windows XP

Important information

Since support for Windows XP was discontinued for a long time, it is now almost impossible to use the Internet completely, so it is better to download drivers on a modern system, and then simply transfer the resulting files to a computer.

Step 1: Determine the device model

The multimedia audio driver in Windows XP means, first of all, sound cards and codecs, but many of them were released in the era of development of this operating system. Therefore, before proceeding to search and download drivers, it will be helpful to determine what type and model of device is installed on the target computer.

    1. For Windows XP, the method with the "Device administrator" . To call this plugin, use the start menu" , where select "Run" .After the window with the launcher appears, enter a query devmgmt.mscand click "To accept" .
    2. Will start on "Device administrator" . The required position can be found in the categories "Other devices" o "Sound, video and game controllers" .When you find what you want, right click on it and select Properties .
    1. In the device properties, go to the tab «Details» .Use the drop down menu to select Team ID .

      Select one of the values ​​obtained by making a single click with the left mouse button and use the Ctrl + C combination to copy it.

      Paste the resulting value into a text document and transfer it to your computer, where it will search for drivers.

    2. Other manipulations with the ID consist of searching the Internet: launch any suitable browser, enter a query of the form in the search box *identificación, then look at the results; one or more of them will indicate the exact model of the multimedia audio controller.

At this stage, the device name search stage is over.

Stage 2: find and download a driver

Now that we know the exact model of the sound card or codec, the software we are looking for, it only remains to find and install a suitable package.

Method 1: official website of the manufacturer

The simplest and most effective method of obtaining the required software is to use the manufacturer's website. Many of them leave archived versions of drivers on their resources:

    1. The tool involves a step-by-step selection of a product and software for it, so you must proceed as follows: in the menu "Step 1", configure the type of operating system; in our case, it will be "Microsoft Windows " .
    2. In Step 2, specify the specific option: Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
    3. The line "Step 3" implies a specific type of device, the element we need is called "Audio" .
    4. In the last step, you need to select only a specific model that we received in the first stage of the instructions.
    5. The site will redirect you to the download page. The results are ordered from the latest version of the driver to the oldest; select the first one and click the link «Download version ...» .
    6. Then move the file with the drivers to a Windows XP computer and install it there, following the installer instructions.

This method of obtaining the service software for the audio multimedia controller is preferable and the others are worth using only when it is not available.

Method 2: Programs for the selection of drivers.

The next method of obtaining software for the desired device is to use a special application that will independently determine the peripheral type and model and select the appropriate driver. The best tools that are also compatible with Windows XP are collected in the following article.

From this list, we recommend that you pay attention to the solution called Snappy Driver Installer, as it is still compatible, it is also for systems so obsolete that the database with the software is the most extensive.

Read more: An example of how to work with Snappy Driver Installer

Method 3: device identification

A set of drivers can also be obtained using the identifier obtained in the first step of this manual. All that is required is to enter a sequence in a resource such as DevID or DriverIdentifier and select a compatible software package.

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