ESS Sound / Audio Drivers Download

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Free ESS Drivers Download

After you upgrade your computer to Windows 10, if your ESS Sound / Audio Drivers are not working, you can fix the problem by updating the drivers. It is possible that your Sound / Audio driver is not compatible with the newer version of Windows.

How to Update Device Drivers

There are two ways to update drivers.

Option 1 (Recommended): Update drivers automatically - Novice computer users can update drivers using trusted software in just a few mouse clicks. Automatic driver updates are fast, efficient and elimate all the guesswork. Your old drivers can even be backed up and restored in case any problems occur.


Option 2: Update drivers manually - Find the correct driver for your Sound / Audio and operating system, then install it by following the step by step instructions below. You’ll need some computer skills to use this method.

Option 1: Update drivers automatically

The Driver Update Utility for ESS devices is intelligent software which automatically recognizes your computer’s operating system and Sound / Audio model and finds the most up-to-date drivers for it. There is no risk of installing the wrong driver. The Driver Update Utility downloads and installs your drivers quickly and easily.

You can scan for driver updates automatically with the FREE version of the Driver Update Utility for ESS, and complete all necessary driver updates using the premium version.

Tech Tip: The Driver Update Utility for ESS will back up your current drivers for you. If you encounter any problems while updating your drivers, you can use this feature to restore your previous drivers and configuration settings.

  1. Download the Driver Update Utility for ESS.

  2. Double-click on the program to run it. It will then scan your computer and identify any problem drivers. You will see a results page similar to the one below:
    ESS Sound / Audio Driver Update Utility

  3. Click the Update Driver button next to your driver. The correct version will be downloaded and installed automatically. Or, you can click the Update Drivers button at the bottom to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out-of-date on your system.

Option 2: Update drivers manually

To find the latest driver, including Windows 10 drivers, choose from our list of most popular ESS Sound / Audio downloads or search our driver archive for the driver that fits your specific Sound / Audio model and your PC’s operating system.

Find ESS Sound / Audio Device Drivers by Model Name or Number

If you cannot find the right driver for your device, you can request the driver. We will find it for you. Or, try the automatic option instead.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble finding the right driver update, use the ESS Sound / Audio Driver Update Utility. It is software which finds, downloads and istalls the correct driver for you - automatically.

After downloading your driver update, you will need to install it. Driver updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow. Visit our Driver Support Page to watch helpful step-by-step videos on how to install drivers based on their file extension.

How to Install Drivers

After you have found the right driver, follow these simple instructions to install it.

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Disconnect the device from your computer.
  3. Reconnect the device and power it on.
  4. Double click the driver download to extract it.
  5. If a language option is given, select your language.
  6. Follow the directions on the installation program screen.
  7. Reboot your computer.

Driver Updates for Popular ESS Sound / Audio Models

Model Rating Filename Size Total
ESS Sound / Audio Driver Update Utility
dfsetup.exe269 KB201,581 Free Download >>
ESS SOLO-1 PCI AudioDrive Driver
ESS_SOLO_1_ES1938S.zip2.3 MB40,286 Free Download >>
ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) Driver
es1968_xp_vist... ver.zip270.6 KB5,070 Free Download >>
Es1938s DriverEs1941 DriverEs1946 DriverSolo-1 Driver
Es1938s_Ess_Solo_1.zip6.2 MB17,941 Free Download >>
ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive Driver
1317.zip655.9 KB8,267 Free Download >>
ES488 Driver688 Driver888 Driver1488 Driver1688 Driver1788 Driver1888 Driver1868/78 Driver
Ess_AudioDrive.exe1.1 MB20,834 Free Download >>
ES1980 Maestro-3 Driver
ES1980_Me1136_... 643.zip1.9 MB2,629 Free Download >>
ES1970-3D (Canyon3D) Driver
SC988_v18_40237.zip1.0 MB4,157 Free Download >>
Solo1 ES1938S Driver
ess_solo1_1938s.zip797.0 KB19,018 Free Download >>
688/1688/1788/1888 Driver
688full.zip63.6 KB3,033 Free Download >>
es1930s Driver
d89z10us.exe3.4 MB27,795 Free Download >>
ES1989 Allegro/ ES1930 Driver
ES1989_SE1136.zip1.9 MB7,902 Free Download >>
ES1989 Allegro/ES1930 DriverVersion 2.00 Driver
198x_OS2_v200E2.ZIP72.7 KB439 Free Download >>
ESS ES1688 AudioDrive Driver
ess1868f.zip755.8 KB7,369 Free Download >>
ES1878 DriverVersion 4.16.46 Driver
1878W31_41646.ZIP191.8 KB77 Free Download >>
ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM) Driver
w98se-5025.zip78.7 KB3,653 Free Download >>
ES1988 Allegro Driver
ES1988_SE1167_... 437.zip1.9 MB2,733 Free Download >>
ES1988 Allegro DriverES1989 Allegro/ ES1930 Driver
ES1988_XP1167_... 437.zip1.7 MB13,870 Free Download >>
wdmaud.drv Driver
wdmaud.drv11.8 KB6,040 Free Download >>
ES1879 DriverVersion 1327 Driver
1879_v1327.zip1.1 MB368 Free Download >>
ESS Allegro MPU-401 Compatible (WDM) Driver
Yamaha_A571-T20.zip666.1 KB1,878 Free Download >>
1868 Driver n/aESS1868.zip1.7 MB198 Free Download >>
ESS Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) Driver
ESS_1969.zip48.9 KB19,955 Free Download >>
ESS SOLO-1 PCI AudioDrive Driver
ESS_1938S_PCI_AUDIO.zip203.8 KB4,398 Free Download >>
ESS SOLO-1 PCI AudioDrive Driver
1165.zip764.8 KB983 Free Download >>
ESS Allegro-1 PCI AudioDrive Driver
7100.zip6.6 MB3,508 Free Download >>
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