Sound Drivers For 7

kemical

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Creative has released a Beta 2.17.0006 driver specifically designed to provide support for the X-Fi Titanium series under Windows 7 Beta.

If you own a SoundBlaster Audigy SE or another version of the basic Audigy model then used Windows Update to attain your driver. Creatives vista driver will cause blue-screens when used in conjunction with 7.


More links for Drivers:
http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/board/message?board.id=soundblaster&thread.id=135324

http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/board/message?board.id=soundblaster&thread.id=135215






I'll update this thread as and when new drivers are released..
 


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kemical

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Creative has released a Beta 2.18.0008 driver specifically designed to provide support for the X-Fi series under Windows 7 Beta. Note that this does not include the X-Fi Titanium series, which received a separate beta driver last week.
 


#3
mm thats odd i have an PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio but cnt seemt to see anything under win 7 for that sound card :S
 


#4
Soundmax ad1888 driver problem solved!!

HI !! You all must be having problem that windows 7 is not detecting soundmax driver on asus board. On installing from cd that came with motherboard it says OPERATING SYSTEM NOT SUPPORTED!! :mad:
So the solution for this problem is.:D
Download this zipfile from the link RapidShare: Easy Filehosting

Extract the contents.

Findsetup.exe in it. Now, right click on the setup and choose option Troubleshoot compatibilty.

It will detect issues and search programs and you will be presented with a set of options.

Choose option it ran with previous versions and also choose need special permissions.
click next . And your setup should start.
Let the driver install . restart when prompted and done enjoy music on you system.:cool:

You may for first time get a Notification No ADI codec driver found.. Just click ok everything is fine.
IMPORTANT. do not try to upgrade the driver from device manager or it will again return to No sound condition.:eek:
 


kemical

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Creative has released a Beta 1.04.0000 driver specifically designed to provide support for the X-Fi Xtreme Audio series under Windows 7 Beta.
 


kemical

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Creative has released a Beta 1.01.0091 driver specifically designed for USB-based SoundBlaster audio cards under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 Beta.
 


kemical

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Creative has released a Beta 1.04.0079 driver specifically designed to provide support for the X-Fi Xtreme Audio series under Windows 7 Beta.
 


#8
HI !! You all must be having problem that windows 7 is not detecting soundmax driver on asus board.
I choose winXP in previous version, and at the end of setup i got message "driver not found! restart computer and try again"
mb - ASUS M2N DH, drivers from windows update works in 2-channel mode. i want 5.1 !!! Analog devices didn't release new drivers yet?

also, i have one of first Audigy cards, and drivers from microsoft won't work at all. no sound from card, but driver seems to be properly installed, without any warnings|errors
 


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HI !! You all must be having problem that windows 7 :
hey i installed the Drivers via the cd and when i open the audio manager it says its not suported by this OS, i tried your guide but said "drivers couldnt be found please restart " anyway. i have sound i can listen to music but it keeps crackling and sounding distorted and then it will be crystal clear
it just keeps alternating between this -_- any idea whats up?
 


#10
Installed 7057 x64 on my m9040n no problems, but I'm having tons of issues with my HP zv5000.

"This Pavilion notebook system offers high-quality, integrated, 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio, Harman/Kardon integrated speakers,"
http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_Pavilion_zv5000z/4505-3121_7-30822949.html

I tried the above method of "this used to work" and "needs special permissions" and none of the operating systems I selected work. They all say that the driver isn't compatible w/the OS I'm using.

Any help? THANKS!
 


#11
although sound works with my mobo (see sig), but only in stereo, Realtek driver said it's for vista only, I want surround sound to work. Audio hardware is ALC889a
 


#13
Hello there! I just installed "Working Sound Blaster X-Fi series Support Pack 1.0" on Windows 7. Now at least my Surround-Speakers work. But my Subwoofer still doesn't, if I play mp3s in iTunes or the Media Player. When I test my setup in the Console, the subwoofer works without any probs. Do you have any solutions, how I can get the subwoofer to work? Mp3s don't sound that nice without a little bit of bass! ;)

Thanks, Chris
 


reghakr

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#14
kemical,

Thanks

That's excellent and the exact reason I uninstalled Windows 7 on my HTPC. I couldn't get 5.1 or 7.1 surround through my Marantz receiver using the SPDIF option. Who wants to watch a Blue-ray movie in stereo?
 


#15
Well after installing the Creative W7 Beta drivers and setting up THX, it worked. It just doesn't make any sense, that you have to go through the THX Setup to make your subwoofer work. But that saved my day.
 


#16
I installed win 7 build 7000. It seems ok except for the sounds. I've tried many ways but it still not work. any help?
my MB is P5PE VM. Thanks for help!
 


reghakr

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#17
We need to know the manufacturer and model of your sound card.
 


#18
My motherboard is Asus P5PE VM. It uses driver Soundmax version 5.12.1.5410
 


#19
Creative Worldwide Support

Quote:
Beta Driver
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0013
Filesize : 49.04 MB
Release date : 24 Apr 09

File Name : SBXF_W7DRVBTA_US_2_18_0013.exe

This download is a beta driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 Beta support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

* THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
* We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
* Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release. When this happens, user should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver available.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
* Sound Blaster X-Fi

Added Features and Enhancements:

* Enables Dolby® Digital Live and DTS® Connect features.

Requirements:

* Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series audio devices listed above

Notes:

* To install this driver
1. Download the .exe file onto your local hard disk.
2. Double-click the downloaded file.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

On their website
 


#20
hey i installed the Drivers via the cd and when i open the audio manager it says its not suported by this OS, i tried your guide but said "drivers couldnt be found please restart " anyway. i have sound i can listen to music but it keeps crackling and sounding distorted and then it will be crystal clear
it just keeps alternating between this -_- any idea whats up?
i have the same problem, even when i'm scrolling through a website, or loading another page, or loading a program, it sounds distorted, even slows down the music sometimes
i have an X-Fi Platinum, GA-965G DS3 mobo, 6600C2D, 4GB ram, 8800GTS
 


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