The Maya 7.1 Gold comes with a short manual, a driver disk and a CD with Power DVD 3.0. Unfortunately, there is no special software that would allow you to enable or to configure special features. Instead, the whole sound card is based on the Enhanced Windows Driver Model - which makes sure that it will work under all common Windows operating systems (Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP) and all applications that settle on that.
Installing the card is very easy. After plugging it into a free PCI slot, Windows will detect the new hardware and ask you for the appropriate driver. The system needs to be restarted before you can use the Maya 7.1.