Support: Software for WinTV-GO, WinTV-GO-Plus, WinTV radio and other WinTV PCI based TV tuner boards, plus the ImpactVCB boards (878 based)

WinTV Windows driver and WinTV Apps download

WinTV application and driver download package

WinTV v7 installation package, version 5.9g
For Windows XP SP2

File name: cd-analogue-pci-59g.exe
File size: 18.2MB

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV application and utilities.

Installation notes:

Step 1 - Extract the drivers/software

  • Download the file to a suitable location on your computer then extract it (windows has built in support for zip files, if you right click on the file and select 'extract all' a wizard will guide you through extracting the directory).

  • Step 2 - Previous software removal

    • Browse to the folder you just extracted to (e.g. through My Computer) and locate a file called hcwclear.exe.
    • Run it and choose the options Remove All WinTV Drivers and Applications (Total Removal) and Search All .INF Files for Conflicting Hardware.
    • Note: wait until the black box has disappeared of its own accord before proceeding.

    Step 3 - Reboot

    • Please shutdown and reboot your PC.
    • IMPORTANT! Once rebooted, please do not cancel any 'Found new hardware' wizards and also ensure that the original driver CD is NOT in the CD drive.

    • Step 4 - New Driver Installation

    • After Windows reboots, you will see some New Hardware Found prompts. For each one, please choose the following options:
    • On the first page, you will be asked if you want to choose to search Windows Update for drivers. Select 'No, not this time' and click next.
    • On the next page select 'Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)' and click next.
    • On the next page you will be asked 'Please choose your search and installation options'. Select 'Search for driver in these locations' and then Specify the extracted folder (the folder you extracted in step 1 Note: If there is a drivers folder available under the extracted directory select that)
    • Keep clicking Next for the rest of the steps then Finish to end the wizard
    • Depending on the product, you may see several New Hardware Found wizards. Follow the same steps for each.

    • Step 5 - WinTV2000 Installation

      • Run Setup.exe from the extracted folder (from Step 1) you will be presented with a list of things to install, leave all the default settings and click install.
      • Once the installation is complete you should now have a WinTV2000 icon on your desktop.

    WinTV WDM driver for 878 based boards

    WDM driver for use under WindowsXP, Windows98SE, WindowsMe and Windows2000.
    Note: Use the latest WinTV2000 application with this driver
    Note: This driver will work with all WinTV PCI boards, except for the WinTV-D, WinTV-HD and WinTV-PVR.
    To install, download to a temporary directory and run WDM3.49. Halfway through the installation you will be asked to reboot. Do so to complete the installation.

    Name: WHQL_349_24025.exe
    Version: 3.49
    Size: 1.3Mbytes
    Updated: January 2,5 2006

    Linux drivers, applications and LinuxTV
    The Linux driver for the WinTV card is now part of the Linux kernel (version 2.2 and newer).
    The LinuxTV web site is at
    To see some notes from a Linux user on his WinTV installation, click here.

    WinTV Manual

    DownloadWinTV manual

    What operating systems can the WinTV Impact VCB PCI card be installed under?

    The WinTV PCI boards will function on Windows95, Windows98, Windows ME, WindowsNT 4.0 (service pack 3 or higher), Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems.

    3rd party Developers have also written WinTV-pci drivers for both LINUX, and the BeOS. These drivers, information, and their support may be found on their respective websites.

    System Requirements

    A Pentium 90Mhz or faster is recommended, as well as a motherboard with an INTEL PCI controller chipset for optimum performance. Also, a VGA card that fully supports all aspects of Direct Draw would be required.

    Connecting a SATELLITE / DSS / CABLE BOX to WinTV

    You must set the WinTV to the recommended channel (usually channel 3) and then control channels with the Satellite receiver / Cable Box. If your satellite receiver / Cable Box has a composite output, it is recommended to connect it to the WinTV's Composite input instead. The clarity of the picture will be better this way. WinTV would then be set to the composite source, Either way, the Satellite receiver / Cable Box will still control the channels.

    Causes for System Lockups

    If the WinTV application or system is locking up when running WinTV, it may be related to the PCI chipset of the motherboard or the graphics chipset in the system. Setting the Primary application (start/programs/Hauppauge WinTV/Primary) to “DIB DRAW” mode will most likely eliminate this issue.  If the problem persists, it may be also related to a resource allocation problem, so moving the WinTV card to a different PCI slot(s) in the system is recommended.

    Black Screen in WinTV

    If you experience a black screen, but hear audio when running the WinTV software, try setting the Primary application (start/programs/Hauppauge WinTV/Primary) to “DIB DRAW” mode, and re-open WinTV to correct the problem.

    If the problem continues, updating the VGA drivers for the graphics chipset in the system is recommended.

    "Data invalid" error when trying to install drivers

    If you are receiving this error under WindowsXP, please refer to this document: Data invalid WinXP

    If you are receiving this error under Windows2000, please refer to this document: Data invalid Win2000

    Setting up channels for Broadcast TV and External inputs

    To Scan for TV channels in the Channel Configuration (Not applicable for Impact VCB), Click on Autoscan. This will open up another dialog box called Tuner Scanning Setup. Set the Tuning mode to Channels by Country, select the Broadcast / Cable setting that fits your input. Make sure that the Video Format is set to NTSC M and then make sure that the country is set to USA. then click on Start to begin the scan.

    To Add a Composite channel / External input in the Channel Configuration, click on...

    Add - Composite and choose a Channel Number, Channel Name and make sure that the Video Format is set correctly. NTSC for USA). Then click on add. Highlight the channel and click on OK to close the window. You should then be able to see that channel and your RCA input.

    I want to save my channel library when I reinstall the software

    To save your channel library, go to START / RUN, type REGEDIT at the command line and click OK. This will open your REGISTRY EDITOR. Here, you will want to double-click HKEY _LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then HAUPPAUGE, and finally, highlight CHANNELS by single-clicking on it. With the CHANNELS folder high-lit, go to the REGISTRY menu and select EXPORT REGISTRY FILE... Name the file something you will remember and save it to a floppy for safe keeping. When you need to reload your channels, just open the REGISTRY EDITOR and select the REGISTRY MENU, then IMPORT REGISTRY FILE... Then just select the file you've saved and click OPEN. You will receive a message stating that the entry has been successfully added. Your channels should now be loaded back into your WinTV programs.

    Garbled video image when recording

    Setting the Primary application (start/programs/Hauppauge WinTV/Primary) to “DIB DRAW” mode should address this issue.

    “Failed to Create TV Window” error when attempting to run WinTV2000

    This error will typically indicate that there was a problem during the driver or software installation. It would be recommended to clear out the WinTV files from the system, and reinstall using the latest updates.

    Uninstalling WinTV Software

    The Program HCWCLEAR.EXE can be used to remove all of the WinTV drivers, software, and registry entries. This can be downloaded -


    Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

    Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

    HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

    HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the WinTV program.