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    How tedious is it to install an Audigy 2 ZS?

    Just decided to buy a used OEM Audigy 2 ZS (after much pondering whether I should buy a X-Fi)...

    Read some guides (not so much of guides.. more like cries of frustration).. How difficult is to instlal this card? People has been saying that I have to disable all sorts of interrupts, serial ports or even changing the PCI frequency..

    I was really looking for a plug and play thing, or am I totally wrong?
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    It's easy.

    Plug and play (then update driver).

    I didn't have a single problem.

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    its not difficult - just a pain in the a$$ trying to find the drivers for it. i dont know if they are available from the creative website, but when i had to do my 2nd reinstall of XP, i lost the disc momentarily, and all the drivers on their website are 'updates' that require the installation off the original cd..........very backward.


    i dont know, may be different now though, but i hated trying to reinstall - so i imaged the cd and burnt it onto my reinstall disc.

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    Disable the onboard sound in the device manager. uninstall it's drivers if it had any. Whack the card in then download http://uk.europe.creative.com/suppor...pe=0&x=33&y=14

    Simple.

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    Took me about 10 minutes. But I'm not sure if the Creative Drivers you can download will work (heard somewhere they don't like the OEMs.), so I got the CD with the drivers as well.

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    thanks guys! still waiting for the card to arrive..
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    Same as above, junst installed selected bits from driver disk, then updated

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    when I update, do I have to uninstall the older drivers 1st? or does it just install on top of it?
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    You wont get a driver disk with the OEM card, it'll just be the card in a brown box or lots of bubblewrap. You'll just install the ones from the website. They dont update often so there aint much problem.

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    but I do get a driver disk...

    so do i install the drivers over it? or do I uninstall the older ones first?
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    When I first got it, I had trouble installing it.. although I can't remember why because it is pretty easy, just whack it in, install the drivers, ta-da.

    (I think it was a problem with onboard sound been enabled, so make sure you disable that and remove the drivers before putting the card in).

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    Install drivers from cd, then log on too creative site, theres an auto update area for audigy cards.

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