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    Hardware Scanning

    Hi folks,

    Not sure what to call this kind of software, so took a guess at "Hardware Scanning".

    Basically I have a sound card to install, but I'm not sure what make/model it is. Can anybody recommend some (FREE) software that might scan the hardware, discover what it is and let me know so I can get the right drivers?

    Many thanks,

    (P.S. I used to use some years ago but completely forgot the name of it, and hence can't find it now).

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    I always used to use Aida32 for this. I assume it still exists, long time since I've done that sot of thing!

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    If that doesn't work you may be able to gleam useful information from the card itself or its hardware id in control panel.

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    This looks like it should do what you want as well:

    PCWizard

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    Astra32 will do it, its not free but the free version does what you need.

    It will usually give you the chipset to download a compatibile driver

    ASTRA32 - Advanced System Information Tool

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    Everest is pretty good for this stuff.

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