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Chapter 25. Windows 98 Audio Features > Installing the PC Speaker Driver

Installing the PC Speaker Driver

If you're just looking for basic sound capabilities (that is, the ability to play WAV files), you don't need to shell out a couple of hundred bucks on a fancy sound card. Instead, Microsoft has a PC Speaker driver that lets WAV files be played, with adequate fidelity, through your computer's built-in speaker. This section tells you how to obtain and install the PC Speaker driver.

Getting Your Hands on the PC Speaker Driver

The PC Speaker driver comes in a self-extracting archive file named SPEAK.EXE. You find SPEAK.EXE on various Internet sites, as well as on the following Microsoft sites:


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