How to Install a Sound Drivers - Audio Drivers Installation


How to Find Out What Sound Drivers You Need

The sound on your laptop or computer is controlled by a sound card and sound-card drivers software (computer code). This sound card may be a standalone card installed in an expansion slot or an on board card in-built to the machine’s motherboard. If you wish to install or update your sound-card drivers for any reason, you need to grasp what sound-card model your laptop or laptop computer uses.

1. Click the Start button and type “Device Manager” in the search box.

2. Select “Device Manager” from the search results to launch the Device Manager window.

3. Click the arrow icon next to “Sound, video and game controllers.” The menu will extend to display the sound card details under the header.

4. Write down the sound card model detail provided. This is situated next to a speaker icon and usually includes the manufacturer’s name and the model number. Use this details to decide which sound card driver you need.

How to Install a Sound Drivers

Materials Needed:
- Sound card
- device drivers
- computer mouse
- computer motherboard

Step 1

You have to search out what sort of sound card is installed in the PC. You can probing out by looking for the 'My Computer' icon then right clicking on that. Choose 'Properties' then under properties, click on the 'Hardware' tab.

Step 2

Choose Device Manager and then locate the Sound, Video and Game controller option.

Step 3

Once you have you've got distinguished what model or kind your sound card is, then you can download and  you'll transfer the acceptable driver for the Operating System. The sound card may also have an installation CD or floppy disc enclosed upon its purchase. You may use that to install the driver.

Step 4

If you do not have the CD or disc, you can search for the manufacturer website to download and get the right driver. All you have to do is to perform a search for the sound card model that you have in your PC.

Step 5

If the sound card is built in the motherboard, the outline below the Device Manager may well be less elaborate. You can refer to the computer manual or to the manufacturer’s website to download the driver for onboard audio.

Step 6

After downloading the driver, run the executable (.exe) file. The file may come in a ZIP folder (compress file) and all you have to do is to extract or unzip all the files by right-clicking on that file. Locate the .EXE file and run it. The file installation process will begin from where you will be presented with a list of options but usually, you would just need to click 'Next' a few times without changing or touching any of the other options.

Step 7

When the wizard has finished, you will be alerted or noticed by a message saying the installation has been completed. The computer may restart automatically but you can also restart the PC yourself to make sure the sound card is configured properly and rightly. After rebooting, the driver is successfully installed in the system.