Microsoft Creative Labs Sound Blaster Driver Download

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The Creative Labs Sound Blaster is an audio device manufactured by Microsoft. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 201 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 155.2 KB.

9 Ratings

Supported Models

Creative Advanced Wave Effects Synthesis for AWE 32

Aztech Sound Galaxy Nova 16

Aztech Sound Galaxy Washington 16

Compaq Business Audio

Creative Labs Sound Blaster

Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 Plug and Play

Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or AWE-32


Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 12-Sep-2003

How to Update Creative Labs Sound Blaster Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Microsoft Creative Labs Sound Blaster into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Microsoft Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Microsoft website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Installing your newly downloaded driver is a straightforward process. Windows provides a dedicated tool called Device Manager for this purpose. Follow these steps to update your driver:

  1. Access the Quick Access menu by right-clicking the Start button.

  2. From the menu options, choose "Device Manager".

  3. Within Device Manager, identify the device requiring the driver update.

  4. Open the context menu for the device by right-clicking its name.

  5. Select "Update driver" and proceed through the guided installation.

To complete the process, reboot your computer. This ensures the new driver is fully integrated into your system.

Regular driver updates contribute to optimal system performance and hardware compatibility.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and 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.

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

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
es488.vxd 18.1 KB 11 Jul 1995
wave.inf 62.6 KB 11 Jul 1995
es1488.vxd 18.1 KB 11 Jul 1995
es1488.drv 43.9 KB 11 Jul 1995
es688.drv 47.0 KB 11 Jul 1995
essfm.drv 17.9 KB 11 Jul 1995
es1688.drv 50.1 KB 11 Jul 1995
essmport.drv 9.9 KB 11 Jul 1995
es1688.vxd 22.2 KB 11 Jul 1995
es488.drv 37.0 KB 11 Jul 1995
essmpu.drv 8.2 KB 11 Jul 1995
es688.vxd 19.6 KB 11 Jul 1995
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