If you are running Windows XP, make sure your network cable is physically disconnected from the computer and remains so until drivers are fully installed. This is to prevent Windows Update from simultaneously upgrading your drivers.
Available in this download are the latest drivers for Hercules Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 from Guillemot. The drivers feature unified driver structure (Game Theater XP/ Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1/ Digifire 7.1). This allows for a better engineering response time to any known bugs. It has a simplified end-user installation process with cleaner install/uninstall involving less Registry manipulation; improved performance and stability (notably with Windows XP); memory management; streamlined Registry handling; and improved DSP resource usage. It is compatible with Power DVD PRO EX in 6.1 and 7.1 DD EX modes; eight-channel analog output using the headphone jack; and added MiniDisc mode.
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