Xfi New drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by BillyJoeBobbyBob, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Has anyone had any luck with the new creative drivers released on 7-12-06 for
    the X Fi series sound cards? I spent a few hours yesterday trying different
    things; disabled UAP, firewall, windows defender, after f8 at boot up
    disabled compatibility warning, ran the suggested script given by Creative.
    Uninstalled after each attempt with reboot <sigh>. Good thing it’s just a
    hobby! I am going to burn the new drivers on a disk after work today and try
    all the other stuff and see what happens… . If anyone has had similar
    problems please share your thoughts/suggestions.

    System Info:
    AMD 64 3000, MSI k8t Neo,1.5 gig RAM, WD Raptor SATA 74G HD, eVGA 6800 GT, X
    Fi Extreme Music, Vista beta 2 Build 5384, 64 bit/XP Pro 64 bit...
    BillyJoeBobbyBob, Jul 13, 2006
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  2. BillyJoeBobbyBob

    cugar43 Guest

    did you have any joy as I have tried the same and not had any success either
    cugar43, Aug 2, 2006
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  3. I actually have succeeded in installing the July beta release of the beta
    drivers for the x-fi XtreemeMusic card on Build 5472. It actually also
    installs the Audio Console CPL so that you may configure the card using
    Creative's code (much more compatible than the flaky Vista Audio Devices
    Setup Algorithm). A few caveats though:

    1) Disallow the feature of allowing applications of having exclusive access
    the audi card. This causes major freezups as software refuse to relinquish
    the lock on the card to other apps.

    2) Install as Administrator (disable UAC temporarily via the secpol.msc).

    3) Avoid WMP 11 at all costs!!! Use more proven and mature applications
    that trully understand what an audio card does for a living on the
    motherboard of a computer...such as Winamp. WMP has a major stuttering
    problem and crash ad-nauseum when trying to play any media file. An of
    course the DRM interferes constantly. WMP was WAY more useful.

    That should do it.

    Chance H. Neale, Aug 5, 2006
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