CMedia C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM) Driver Download

C-Media Drivers

The C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM) is a game controller manufactured by C-Media. If your game doesn't run smoothly, crashes or glitches or there is a lag time with your controller, try updating the driver. This version of "cmi18738sxwy2k.ZIP" has been downloaded 585 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 14 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 9.0 MB.

14 Ratings

Supported Models

C-Media MPU-401 Driver (WDM)

C-Media CM8338 Audio Driver (WDM)

C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM)

C-Media Game port



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

Versions (2000-05-07) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 9-Sep-2003

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
W2K/app/layout.bin 919 bytes 30 May 2000
W2K/app/ 1.6 MB 30 May 2000
W2K/app/setup.lid 149 bytes 30 May 2000
W2K/app/_ISDel.exe 27.6 KB 27 Oct 1998
W2K/app/Setup.exe 73.7 KB 12 Jan 1999
W2K/app/setupdir/0010/_Setup.dll 35.8 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/000a/_Setup.dll 35.8 KB 20 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0404/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0011/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 22 Jan 1999
W2K/app/setupdir/0009/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 30 Sep 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0804/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0012/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 22 Jan 1999
W2K/app/setupdir/040c/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0007/_Setup.dll 35.3 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/setupdir/0816/_Setup.dll 35.3 KB 9 Oct 1998
W2K/app/DATA.TAG 124 bytes 30 May 2000
W2K/app/os.dat 450 bytes 28 Jul 1998
W2K/app/setup.ins 60.9 KB 30 May 2000
W2K/app/ 6.9 MB 30 May 2000
W2K/app/SETUP.INI 216 bytes 30 May 2000
W2K/app/_inst32i.ex_ 296.7 KB 23 Feb 1999
W2K/app/ 4.9 KB 30 May 2000
W2K/app/lang.dat 23.5 KB 12 Jan 1999
W2K/drv/ 5.5 KB 15 Sep 1999
W2K/drv/8338/ 5.5 KB 15 Sep 1999
W2K/drv/8338/CMPCI.SYS 31.8 KB 8 May 2000
W2K/drv/8338/release.txt 383 bytes 29 May 2000
W2K/drv/8338/CMPCI.INF 7.0 KB 8 May 2000
W2K/drv/CMPCI.SYS 31.8 KB 8 May 2000
W2K/drv/release.txt 383 bytes 29 May 2000
W2K/drv/CM8738.INF 6.7 KB 8 May 2000

How to Update C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM) 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 CMedia C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM) 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 CMedia 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 CMedia 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.

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.

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