Can Not Upgrade Windows Me with Aureal Vortex 1 Driver Installed

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When you install Windows Millennium Edition (Me) you may experience a Fatal Exception error and be unable to continue with setup.


This behavior can occur if your sound card uses the Aureal Vortex 1 drivers.


To resolve this issue, you may need to obtain the latest drivers for your sound card from the sound card manufacturer. The following is a list of cards that are based on the Aureal A3D chipset..
  • Diamond Multimedia
  • Hi-Val
  • I/O Magic
  • Turtle Beach
  • TerraTec Promedia
  • Videologic
  • Xitel


You can also download the reference drivers from Aureal's Website.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.


Article ID: 263542 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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