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Legacy Audio Drivers

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pandamonkey, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    What are Legacy Audio and Video Capture Drivers?
    Are they an XP specific thing? Are they necesary? My M-Audio Delta 66 and Omni I/O sometimes acts up, could this be due to a conflict with these drivers? Should I ignore them and install my own sound card's drivers on top of them?
  2. p0rk

    p0rk Guest

    Legacy drivers are just old or outdated drivers. For example, if you get an error message about using a legacy driver, it may be because you are using a Windows 2000 driver on Windows XP. If that's the case, check and see if the manufacturer of your device has an upadted driver.
  3. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    So, does that mean that I don't need to have those drivers on my computer???
  4. p0rk

    p0rk Guest

    Correct. In fact, for optimal performance, you don't want any legacy drivers installed, but sometimes it's inevitable.
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    It really depends on what the device is really. Most of the time it's fine. Updating the drivers can cause issues or maybe make things better. If the system works fine with them then leave it alone!!

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