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Micro USB - Windows Vista & Windows 7 Installation Instructions

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

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

If this is the first time you have installed the Micro on your computer, please skip the following uninstallation instructions and go to step 5 of this guide.

If an M-Audio Micro 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, a window may open indicating that the publisher cannot be verified, Always click "Run".

2. A "User Account Control" window may appear; Click "Allow".

3. The following screen will appear, click "Next" to uninstall the drivers:


4. Once this process is complete, you will be informed that the Uninstall is complete.  Click "Finish" to close this application.

5. Double-click the downloaded driver installation file (again).

Again, click "Run" when told the publisher cannot be verified, and "Allow" if a "User Account Control" window" appears.  The following window will open:

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

7. Carefully read the license agreement, then put the radio button next to "I accept the terms of the license agreement", click "Next" to continue and "Install" in the window that opens after this.

Whenever a Windows Security Alert pops up and says "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software", click "Install this driver software anyway".

8. Click "Finish" in the last screen of the driver installation program.

9. Connect the Micro to an available USB port on your computer.

10. Shortly after connecting the Micro, it will display an “Installing device driver software” window.

11. When finished, it will display  "Device driver software installed successfully".

12. Connect the output of your M-Audio Micro interface to your speakers, mixer, or other amplification device 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 Micro control panel.

The M-Audio Micro control panel can also be accessed from 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.

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.