Soundblaster live - Install advice please

  wyatt earp 13:35 05 Mar 05
Locked

I have a Win XP Home pc currently running an ASUS A7N8X mobo with bios version 2.0. I have been using the onboard nforce sound and would like to install a Soundblaster 5.1 card which is from my other Win XP home pc.

Can someone tell me the correct procedure to follow in respect of switching off the on board sound de-installing existing drivers etc.?

I have an up to date driver pack from creative and am able to fit the Soundblaster card ok - it's just the switching off the onboard sound i am not certain about.

Any advice welcome.
Thanks
Wyatt

  Stuartli 13:50 05 Mar 05

You should be able to disable onboard sound through the Bios settings.

In my Award Bios it's found in Chipset Features Option.

  wyatt earp 13:54 05 Mar 05

Thanks for that.

In my 'Add & Remove progs' i have nforce utilities program & nvidia nforce windows 2k /xp nforce drivers.

Should i uninstall these prior to switching off the pc to adjust the bios?

  Chegs ® 14:57 05 Mar 05

XP has its own internal SB driver,if you switch off the onboard,install SB and boot up,XP should detect the card and install its driver.I tend to stay with the internal SB driver,as installing the CD driver tends to include a few extra bits that slow the bootup process.

  Storik 15:28 05 Mar 05

I have almost the same setup as you, and, after disabling EVERYTHING pertaining to the onboard sound device, I then removed all references to these from Windows XP. I then installed the Soundblaster Live (mine was a little more complicated because it is the platinum version with Live Drive). Because mine was an older version I had to download the XP drivers, but other than that, had no problems.

Storik

  wyatt earp 16:27 05 Mar 05

Thanks all for your posts.

Wyatt

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best phone camera 2016/2017: Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 vs Google Pixel vs HTC 10 Evo vs OnePlus 3T vs…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Best Christmas Agency Projects of 2016

Super Mario Run preview | Hands-on first impressions of Super Mario Run: Mario's iPhone & iPad…