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PVR-250 hardware driver upgrade and installation walkthrough.
This walkthrough is designed to take you through the steps
necessary to install/upgrade the drivers for your SnapStream
PVR-250 capture card.
- Download the drivers for the PVR-250 (version 1.18.021.22254*) here.
Save the file to your hard disk in a location you can remember.
*NOTE - Newer revisions of Hauppauge drivers are indicated
by the last 5 digits, which is the build number. (EX./
For version 1.18.021.22254, the build number is "22254".)
- Download HCWCLEAR here and save the file to the same
location you saved the zip file.
- Extract the zip file for the PVR-250 drivers you downloaded
to a folder you can remember.
- Close all open applications.
- Double-click on the HCWCLEAR.EXE file and you'll see:
- Choose "Remove
All WinTV Driver Files" and
click OK. Click Yes on the next screen that appears.
- After hcwclear.exe finishes removing all the old driver
files, you will be asked to restart.
- Windows XP SP1 and Windows 2000 users, please skip (Figure
1), and proceed to (Figure 2).
- Windows XP SP2 users start
with (Figure 1).
Hardware Detection and Installation:
When Windows starts for the first time after you have run
HCWCLEAR, it will begin detecting the card. Please be patient,
the detection sequence may take a few minutes before this
window shows up. You will see the following (Figure 1):
Select "No, not this time" (Figure
1) and click Next. You will see the next screen (Figure 2):
Click "Install from a list or specific
location (Advanced)" (Figure 2) and click Next to
continue to (Figure 3).
Select "Include this location in the search" and
browse for the location you extracted the zip file containing
the drivers, select the folder, click OK, and then click
Next. (Figure 3). Continue on to (Figure 4).
Windows will search for the drivers. You will
then see (Figure 5).
Click Continue Anyway. Proceed
to (Figure 6).
Windows will set a system restore point (Figure
6). Continue to (Figure 7).
Windows will install the drivers automatically
(Figure 7). Continue on to (Figure 8).
Once Windows has completed installing the drivers
(Figure 8), click Finish. The driver installation is complete!
Update Base Drivers
After Windows has loaded the base driver, run the PVR250_18_22170.exe driver updater.
Verifying Your Installation
To verify that all devices are installed,
right click on your My Computer icon, and left-click on "Manage" to bring
up the Computer Management window. Left-click on "Device
Manager" in the left pane, and you will see a list of
device categories on the right side. Scroll down if necessary
on the right, and left-click the plus (+) sign next to "Sound,
video, and game controllers". You will see something like
this (Figure 9):
list of drivers under here may be different, but there will
be a "Hauppauge WinTV-PVR PCI II" entry
like the one shown in (Figure 9). If you see Hauppauge WinTV-PVR
II as it appears above with no (!) exclamation points or red
X marks, everything has installed properly, you may close the
Computer Management window.
Driver installation and upgrade is complete!
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