X-Fi on Vista is a joke, goodbye Creative!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Sebastian Vega, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Previous driver version:, dated may 10th.
    Driver released yesterday:, dated september 20th

    So in more than four months, Creative did just one build, which in my case
    still doesn't solve any of the problems: crackling and poppin, sudden sound
    hangs which can be solved only by rebooting or by "resetting" settings in
    the creative audio console (settings I never touched).

    Vista is RTM since a year now, and Creative still didn't get one of its
    best-selling products working decently.

    I used to have a very good opinion about Creative, remembering my AWE64
    gold, and especially the Live! series, which constantly were being updated
    and improved over time. A shame they don't work in Vista anymore.
    Now if you have an Audigy you even have to PAY to get some features working
    on Vista, not speaking of the audio problems which make the Audigy2/X-fi
    cards so unreliable I can't even believe it's possible.

    That's it Creative, I've had enough. I am uninstalling all software and
    drivers, will remove the card and switch to my on-board AC97 sound, until I
    get myself a new mobo with HD sound, for which I will pay attention not to
    contain any chip from Creative.

    Sebastian Vega, Oct 2, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    The X-Fi card that came with my 1.5 year old Gateway works fine with all of
    the drivers that have come out since I installed Vista on 2/2/07.
    Dave, Oct 2, 2007
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    Carlos Guest

    Carlos, Oct 3, 2007
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