Click the "Update Driver..." button and select the radio button labeled "Install the software automatically (Recommended)." Follow the prompts from there and select "Finish" at the end.

Depending on how you purchased your system, you might have a disc that contains software from the manufacturer or it might be installed into the motherboard.

Some Dell systems, for example, will come with a disc that has every single driver you need for your system on it.

Also, the drivers on the sound card website will frequently be available as a self-installing executable so all you have to do is run the installation program.

If a native driver is not available for your operating system, search the operating system's website for a driver compatible with your sound card.

Sound cards are designed to process and distribute your computer’s sound information to audio devices, such as headphones and speakers.

Like other software programs, sound cards also require frequent updates in order to continue to function properly.

Windows uses software called a driver to communicate with the hardware or devices that your system uses.

Simply put, the driver translates the message so that the operating system will understand how to handle what it’s receiving.

It involves going to the manufacturer’s website, inputting the model name or number of your sound card and then downloading the relevant driver.