Creative Labs SoundBlast

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Scott M Heller, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know if Creative Labs will ever update their driver so it will
    work on Vista?
    Scott M Heller, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. Scott M Heller

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    Guest, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Synapse Syndrome, Feb 4, 2007

  4. Windows VistaT - Driver Availability Chart
    Creative continues our commitment to providing superior product support with our driver development plan for Microsoft Windows VistaT.
    Creative products not listed here may be classified as discontinued products which will not have additional driver updates within our software development plan.

    KEY: Q1 2007 = January to March 2007, Q2 2007 = April to June etc.

    External Solutions
    Product Plan
    Xmod Native Support

    Sound Blaster
    Internal Product Plan
    X-Fi Xtreme Audio Driver available
    Other X-Fi Series Cards Driver available
    Audigy 4 Pro Series* Driver available
    Audigy 4 Series* Driver available
    Audigy 2 ZS Series* Driver available
    Audigy 2 Series* Driver available
    Audigy LS Beta 2 Driver Available
    Audigy SE Beta 2 Driver Available
    Audigy Series* Driver available
    Live! 24-bit (internal) Beta 2 Driver Available
    Live! Series No Development Planned
    Earlier PCI releases No Development Planned
    All ISA releases No Development Planned
    * For a list of supported cards click here

    External Product Plan
    Digital Music LX (Asia) Release Q1 2007*****
    MP3+ (EU&US) Release Q1 2007*****
    Connect Release Q1 2007*****
    Surround 5.1 Release Q1 2007*****
    Digital Music (Asia) Release Q1 2007*****
    Live! 24-bit External Release Q1 2007*****
    Digital Music SX Release Q1 2007*****
    Audigy 2 NX Release Q1 2007*****
    Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor Release Q1 2007*****
    Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Driver available
    Extigy No Development Planned
    *****32-bit and 64-bit support
    Synapse Syndrome, Feb 4, 2007
  5. Scott M Heller

    SeasThrew Guest

    Well you have Sound Blaster so it's too late. This company has always spit in
    the face of it's customers and done things at their own leisure and whatever
    incompatible way they could hack it out.

    My advice is next time you need to upgrade your hardware go with a
    motherboard that has Dolby-Certified 5.1 or 7.1 support. Intel has a couple
    out. Most modern motherboard have good sound support and now with the new
    Vista you will be surprised at how good it sounds.

    Save your money for companies who respect you and forget about the likes of
    Creative Labs.
    SeasThrew, Feb 4, 2007
  6. Scott M Heller

    jenifern Guest

    I have the X-Fi Xtreme Audio. I purchased it because I saw that Creative had
    a driver for Vista. However, it has not worked for me. At one point Vista
    'recognized' the card but I had many issues when running WindowsMediaPlayer,
    IE, Bluescreens, etc. I reformatted my HD and reinstalled. ( I have disabled
    the motherboard sound). Vista worked fine with no errors. I reinstalled the
    drivers and this time Vista did not recognize the card and would not install
    drivers. Well, I cannot return the card to MicroCenter. I must look to
    Creative Labs for help.

    My next step would be to put the card in a different slot. However, I feel
    like I am working blind with no support from the vendor. What do you think?
    should I just give up? Or, should I continue by moving the card to a new
    slot? I am really frustrated as many features simply do not work if there is
    a problem with the audio.

    VISTA Ultimate RTM
    Dell Optiplex GX280
    2.5 GB RAM
    e-GeForce 7600 GT Video
    jenifern, Feb 4, 2007

  7. Yes, trying another PCI slot would be the first thing I'd do. You might
    want to see if there are any BIOS updates for your motherboard as well.
    Check out the Dell forums to see if there have been issues with Vista.

    Synapse Syndrome, Feb 4, 2007
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