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Producer USB, Windows Vista/Windows 7 Installation
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Producer USB Windows Vista & Windows 7 Installation Instructions

Do not connect the Producer USB to your computer yet!  The driver installer should be run first!

1. Download the latest Producer USB driver from the M-Audio driver download page and save it to your Desktop.

If this is the first time you install the Producer USB on your computer, please skip the following uninstallation instructions and go to Step 3 of this guide.

If a Producer USB driver is currently installed on your system, it will need to be removed before a new driver can be installed.  In this case, launching the installer file should will allow you to "Remove" the previous installation.  When first launching the driver file, if a window opens indicating that the publisher cannot be verified, Always click "Run"; and if a "User Account Control" window appears; Click "Continue".  Click "Next" to Remove the drivers.

2. Once this process is complete, you will be informed that the product has successfully been uninstalled.  Click "Finish" to close this application.

3. Double-click the downloaded driver installation file (again), if a "User Account Control" window appears, click "Continue", and the following window will open:

4. Click "Next".  The License Agreement window will appear (see below):

5. Once you've reviewed the licensing agreement, click the radio button next to "I accept the terms of the license agreement", then click "Next" to continue and "Install" in the window that opens after this.

If a Windows Security window appears, click "Install".

6. The installer will inform you that the Producer USB was installed successfully.  Click "Finish".

7. Connect the Producer USB to an available USB port on your computer.

8. Shortly after connecting the Producer USB, it will display an “Installing device driver software” window.

9. When finished, it will display "Your devices are ready to use".

10. Connect your headphones to the M-Audio Producer USB so you can hear the output of the device.

Once you have completed the installation procedure above, a red M-Audio icon (shown below)  will be visible in your system tray. Right-click this icon to launch the M-Audio Producer USB control panel.

This control panel  can also be opened by double-clicking the M-Audio Producer USB icon in the Windows Control Panel.

If you have completed both the software and hardware installation properly, the control panel will open without problems and display "connected" in the top right corner, and the Producer USB is ready to serve as an Audio Interface for your computer and recording software.

If the control panel shows "not connected", Vista may have loaded the Microsoft Class drivers instead of the M-Audio drivers, please see this article for steps on manually updating the driver.