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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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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:

CompuServe: GO MSL and then select Access the Software Library. Perform a filename search for SPEAK.EXE and then download ...

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