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Windows 7: sound blaster live does not work

30 May 2009   #1
St0rK

windows 7
 
 
sound blaster live does not work

hey my sound blaster live dosențt work at all it says that it is installed and everething seems fine ... just does not work


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30 May 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

My Sound Blaster Audigy SE did not work under Seven either. I think it is too old, and there are not drivers for Vista or up.......

~Lordbob
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30 May 2009   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as that SB Live goes Creative will never release a Vista or Windows 7 driver for it, as they declared that card (and all other Live series cards) EOL a long time ago. best I can suggest is to try this one,

SB Live! series Support Pack 1.0 (04/04/2009) - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs

If that doesn't work for you it is time to either,

1. Ditch the card and get something that will have Vista and Windows 7 support

2. Ditch the card and go with onboard if it is supported

3. Ditch Windows 7 and/or Vista and go back to XP if you want to continue using that card.

Lordbob you're not quite in the same situation as your card should continue to receive support as the X-Fi Xtreme Audio is basically the same thing. That being said if you haven't tried them yet there is a modded set for that serie4s of cards as well,

SB P17X Series Support Pack 1.6 (05/14/2009) - AudigySE/Value/LS_Live24bit_X-Fi XtremeAudio_SB5.1VX - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs

bit of a PITA to install if you already have previous drivers installed, but probably worth the effort.
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30 May 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Lordbob you're not quite in the same situation as your card should continue to receive support as the X-Fi Xtreme Audio is basically the same thing. That being said if you haven't tried them yet there is a modded set for that serie4s of cards as well,

SB P17X Series Support Pack 1.6 (05/14/2009) - AudigySE/Value/LS_Live24bit_X-Fi XtremeAudio_SB5.1VX - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs

bit of a PITA to install if you already have previous drivers installed, but probably worth the effort.
Well, there were not drivers, but I also suspect it is broken so.........

~Lordbob
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30 May 2009   #5
poin2

Windows7
 
 

I believe in many cases you can still find the drivers Dell offers for those cards and they still work.

Otherwise you can hunt on the internet for later Creative drivers that others have made compatible, especially if you need 5.1 surround, etc.
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01 Jun 2009   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For what it is worth,

Windows 7 beta driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy/Live! series version 1.04.0090 - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs

seems Creative is just a little slow with the drivers for those cards. And before anyone with an actual Audigy (1, 2 or 4) tries these,

Quote:
This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Sound Blaster Audigy Value/SE/LS or Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit audio devices
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02 Jun 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
For what it is worth,

Windows 7 beta driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy/Live! series version 1.04.0090 - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs

seems Creative is just a little slow with the drivers for those cards. And before anyone with an actual Audigy (1, 2 or 4) tries these,
Thanks Stormy. +1

~Lordbob
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28 Jul 2009   #8
Teqels

Windows 7
 
 
Sound blaster not working with Windows 7

I sort of found a bypass for this problem. It may not work for everybody but it is good enough for me. I went into the BIOS and changed the settings so I am making use of the 'soundcard' on the mother board.
I plugged my speakers in after finding the right jack, Windows installed the drivers and I now have sound.
When Creative gets around to providing a working driver I will swith back.
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01 Aug 2009   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teqels View Post
I sort of found a bypass for this problem. It may not work for everybody but it is good enough for me. I went into the BIOS and changed the settings so I am making use of the 'soundcard' on the mother board.
I plugged my speakers in after finding the right jack, Windows installed the drivers and I now have sound.
When Creative gets around to providing a working driver I will swith back.
You could just take the card out and use onboard sound.

~Lordbob
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13 Sep 2009   #10
NoRulez

Win7/Vista/XP/Linux
 
 

KX Project drivers work just fine in Vista and 7
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