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Date: 2014-09-27 | ID: KB00215EN | short link:
Installation of Prodigy 7.1 HiFi under Windows Vista & 7/8 (from v1.18)
This text describes how to install the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi driver under Windows 8.1 (32- or 64-bit) with driver versions starting from version 1.18. The process is virtually the same for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A description of the installation with earlier drivers (up to version 1.16) can be found here as a video.
Make sure that you have downloaded and unzipped the driver file. Install the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi hardware in your computer if not already done. If you are just booting your system, Windows might detect the hardware as a new device and a Found New Hardware dialog will appear automatically. If so, click Cancel.
To start the installation, launch the setup program, which is an .exe file that is inside the driver download, by double clicking on it. Typically the filename is something like Prodigy_71_HiFi_driver_vX.YY_setup.exe where X.YY is the version number of the driver. When launching the installer, Windows might display a security message. Make sure to allow the installation. After that, the following dialog will appear:
Click Next and then the following dialog will appear:
Now click Install. Files are now being copied. After some time an additional dialog will appear:
Confirm this by clicking Next. Again some files are being copied and typically you will be prompted with a Windows Security message like this:
Confirm it by clicking Install. After a while the installation then will be completed and the following dialog will appear:
Once you see this, click Finish. On some systems it might be good to reboot the computer manually now. You will see that the Prodigy 7.1 HiFi control panel is now automatically being loaded and displayed - the installation is finished.
In case you need to uninstall the driver at a later time, you will find it under the list of installed Programs in Windows Control Panel. You can simply remove it there.
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