Microsoft Creative Labs Sound Blaster Driver Download

9 Ratings

Supported Models

Creative Advanced Wave Effects Synthesis for AWE 32 Driver

Aztech Sound Galaxy Nova 16 Driver

Aztech Sound Galaxy Washington 16 Driver

Compaq Business Audio Driver

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Driver

Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 Plug and Play Driver

Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or AWE-32 Driver


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

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

How to Update Creative Labs Sound Blaster Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

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  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

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