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Date: 2012-04-20 | ID: KB00024EN | short link:
Installation of ESP1010 under Windows Vista & 7/8 (up to v1.15)
This covers the installation of the Windows Vista and Windows 7/8 driver of ESP1010 up to version 1.15. The driver works with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. If you have installed a previous driver already, you need to remove it first - this is described below in the uninstallation section. Then you can proceed with driver installation, which is also shown as a video. A description of the installation with later drivers (starting from version 1.17) can be found here.
Make sure that you have downloaded and unzipped the driver file. Install the ESP1010 hardware in your computer or if you have previously uninstalled an older driver, reboot your system. When booting the system, Windows will detect the hardware as a new device and a Found New Hardware dialog will appear automatically.
Note: if the hardware is already installed in your PC but you did not install a driver, please find the entry for an unkwon Multimedia Audio Controller in Control Panel > System > Device Manager. Right click on that and select the driver update option.
Make sure to click on Locate and install driver software (recommended). The following dialog will appear after some time:
Click on I don't have the disc. Show me other options. to continue. Please note that it might take some time until the next dialog appears:
Proceed by clicking on Browse my computer for driver software (advanced). The following dialog will be shown:
Click on Browse... and then select the folder that contains the unzipped driver. Click OK and then Next. The driver installation will now start. After some time, you will be prompted to confirm a Windows Security message. Make sure to click Install to continue.
The driver installation will now be completed until the following dialog appears:
Congratulations - you can now use ESP1010 in your system. The control panel will appear after a few seconds in the task notification area of the taskbar.
The following video shows the installation of our PCI/PCIe driver (using the MAYA44 XTe as example) under Windows 7; the process is virtually the same under Windows Vista and Windows 8.
To uninstall the driver, you can use an utility that is included with the driver. Make sure you have unzipped the driver file. Open Windows Explorer and find the correct driver folder. If you are using Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit, go to the win32 folder and launch UnInstall_32 by double clicking on it. If you are using Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit, go to the x64 folder and launch Uninstall_64 by double clicking on it. When launching the uninstaller, Windows Vista/7/8 might prompt a security message. Make sure to allow the uninstallation.The following dialog will appear:
Click on Uninstall. After a few seconds, this dialog confirms the procedure:
Note that in some cases, Windows will ask you if the uninstaller worked, confirm this with This program installed correctly. To re-install the updated driver (as described above), you need to reboot the system.
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