Blue Yeti is undoubtedly one of the best USB microphones out there. I am such a big fan of this beast, that I’ve done a dedicated Blue Yeti Review on this blog. But lately, a lot of people have been reaching out to me via contact form asking for drivers for blue yeti. Majority of the users ask about which driver works on Windows 10, however, some users also ask blue yeti drivers for older versions of Windows 7. I personally use this microphone on Windows 8.1, I have been using it on this for more than 1 years now.
But I have tested this microphone on several other operating systems like Mac OSX, and the following Windows versions, Windows 7,8,8.1, and 10. It has been working like a charm, and the best part is, I didn’t install any drivers ( nor I will ). In this article, I will explain the whole idea.
Blue Yeti Drivers: 7,8,10 ( The truth )
If you read any of blue yeti reviews ( even mine ), or if you go through their official website, you’d notice one thing common in all the reviews. Every website refers to the blue yeti as a plug and play microphones. This means that you don’t need any sort of driver to use the blue yeti. All you need to simply plug in your Microphone to the USB port and get started with recording.
In my research, I found that a ton of websites was providing drivers for the blue yeti. Now the deal is if their official website and all major review websites suggest that it is plug and play; what drivers are these websites or portals providing?
These websites are basically spam and scam websites. Anything that they offer as a download is either a malware or software that will install malware which messes up your web browser. You remember those programs that ask for a lot of “next” “next” and “install these also” and then your web browser is full of advertisements?
These websites are basically scamming people by offering malwares instead of any driver in first place.
I recommend not downloading any such driver or .exe file.