TITLE: Realtek AC97 WDM Audio Driver VERSION: 126.96.36.19958 Rev. L DESCRIPTION: This package contains the drivers for the integrated Realtek AC97 WDM Audio in the listed desktop models and operating systems. NOTE: Users creating their own disk images must first install the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) driver before installing the Realtek driver. The Microsoft UAA driver provides the necessary support for the HD audio bus used by the Realtek HD audio CODEC. Users who are upgrading to this newer driver on an existing system, should ensure that the Microsoft UAA driver is already installed on the system. The Microsoft UAA driver may be listed on the system as the "High Definition Audio Driver Package." There are separate Microsoft UAA drivers for different versions of the operating system. For example, the Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 Operating Systems each have a different UAA driver. The Microsoft UAA drivers are available from Microsoft, or are also available as HP SoftPaqs, as follows: - SoftPaq Number SP30739 (or later), "Microsoft Windows XP SP1 Universal Audio Architecture Update (Q888111)," contains the UAA driver for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1). - SoftPaq Number SP30301 (or later), "Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Universal Audio Architecture Update (Q888111)," contains the UAA driver for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2). PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35258 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: March 8, 2007 CATEGORY: Driver - Audio SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq dx7380 Microtower PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None DEVICES SUPPORTED: Intel High Definition Audio via Realtek Codec Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek High Definition Audio OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Provides the first release of drivers for the listed desktop models. PREREQUISITES: - Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) driver must be installed before installing the RealTek driver. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.