ESS ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive Driver Download

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The ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive is a removable drive manufactured by ESS. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 17 times and is rated 4 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 958.7 KB.

6 Ratings

Supported Models

ES488 AudioDrive

ES1488 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation

ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive DMA Emulation



Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), 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 8-Nov-2005

How to Update ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive 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 ESS ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive 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 ESS Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading your new driver, it's time to install it. For Windows users, the built-in Device Manager is your go-to tool for managing system devices and drivers. Here's how to use it:

  1. Right-click the Start button to open the Quick Access menu.

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options.

  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device that needs updating.

  4. Right-click on the device name and choose "Update driver" from the context menu.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated and functional.

This simple process helps keep your system running smoothly and maintains compatibility with your hardware components.

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
1868/WIN95SWT/ES1868.DRV 74.5 KB 12 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ES1868.VXD 35.0 KB 8 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 8 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSDM.VXD 85.1 KB 8 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 8 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSSWT.DAT 60.0 KB 5 Jun 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSSWT.DLS 1.1 MB 4 Jun 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSSWT.DRV 6.8 KB 10 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/ESSSWT.VXD 77.0 KB 12 Jul 1997
1868/WIN95SWT/OEMSETUP.INF 47.6 KB 12 Jul 1997
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