Creative Labs Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) Driver Download

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The Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) is an audio device manufactured by Creative Labs. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This version of "" has been downloaded 19,102 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 123 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.0 MB.

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Supported Models

Sound Blaster 16

Creative 3D Stereo Enhancement Technology

Creative 3D Stereo Enhancement Technology (WDM)

Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible)

Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) (WDM)

Creative AWE64 Gold 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible)

Creative AWE64 Gold 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) (WDM)

Creative AWE64 Gold Wavetable MIDI (AWE32 compatible)


Creative Labs


Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name


5.2.3718.0 (2002-10-01) via .inf

Additional Notes

Works in Windows XP and 2003 server. I have installed a Sound Blaster 16 ISA PNP on Windows 2003 server using this driver.

Uploaded By

JWcom (DG Member) on 6-Oct-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

Tested on Windows 98SE
26 Jun 2018
(7 hours after download)

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"Working fine In win 98SE.. (in virtual machine)"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
wdmaudio.inf 23.6 KB 26 Dec 2002
msmpu401.sys 3.2 KB 14 Nov 2002
SB16.VXD 107.1 KB 22 Jul 1997
WFM0202A.CSP 9.0 KB 1 Dec 1994
CT3DSE.VXD 6.4 KB 6 Feb 1996
CIFMAN.DLL 9.7 KB 27 Sep 1996
sbp2port.sys 37.6 KB 15 Jul 2002
drmk.sys 58.2 KB 14 Nov 2002
ks.inf 36.7 KB 26 Dec 2002
wdmaud.drv 22.5 KB 15 Nov 2002
stream.sys 45.1 KB 14 Nov 2002
CSPMAN.DLL 19.3 KB 15 Aug 1996
CIFMAN.CRL 12.8 KB 3 Sep 1996
wdmaud.sys 76.8 KB 14 Nov 2002
swmidi.sys 54.7 KB 14 Nov 2002
WFM0202.ACV 49.6 KB 13 Aug 1996
SB16AWE.INF 25.1 KB 26 Dec 2002
SBAWESB 7 bytes 26 Dec 2002
ctlsb16.sys 96.3 KB 15 Mar 2002
WFM0201A.CSP 6.8 KB 25 May 1994
SBAWE.VXD 86.1 KB 14 Mar 1997
WFM0201.ACV 5.0 KB 13 Aug 1996
AWEMAN32.DLL 35.8 KB 25 Jun 1996
WFM0200A.CSP 2.2 KB 3 Mar 1994
ks.sys 129.9 KB 15 Nov 2002
AWEMAN.DLL 11.3 KB 25 Jun 1996
ksuser.dll 4.1 KB 15 Nov 2002
aec.sys 140.8 KB 14 Nov 2002
WFM0203.ACV 60.1 KB 13 Aug 1996
sb_ctl.inf 40.5 KB 26 Dec 2002
SYNTHGM.SBK 34.8 KB 23 Feb 1995
SBFM.DRV 4.1 KB 4 Jul 1996
SBAWE32.DRV 45.0 KB 21 Sep 1996
drmkaud.sys 2.8 KB 14 Nov 2002
sblayout.inf 2.5 KB 26 Dec 2002
kmixer.sys 162.0 KB 14 Nov 2002
dmusic.sys 50.6 KB 14 Nov 2002
SB16SND.DRV 96.2 KB 17 Jul 1997 117.2 KB 15 Nov 2002
wdmaudio.PNF 44.9 KB 25 Dec 2002
streamci.dll 11.8 KB 15 Nov 2002
portcls.sys 132.9 KB 15 Nov 2002
ks.PNF 91.1 KB 25 Dec 2002
sysaudio.sys 52.5 KB 14 Nov 2002
splitter.sys 6.8 KB 14 Nov 2002
WFM0203A.CSP 9.0 KB 1 Dec 1994
WFM0200.ACV 12.8 KB 13 Aug 1996

How to Update Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

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

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • 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

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  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.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

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