First of all you XPS M1530 never had a Creative sound card in it, so installing anything from Creative is a waste of time. What it has is the Sigamtel onboard audio, and what you are trying to get to work is the Audigy (or even possibly X-Fi) MB software. What this is is a software package that Dell and a few others bought/licensed from Creative so that the onboard sound can use some of the audigy or X-Fi software, it in no way means that you can install the Creative drivers
or any of the software directly.
You have to have the updated MB package from Dell, and no Creative will not help you with this. Until Dell gets an updated version that works with Vista and/or Windows 7, you're stuck with just using the driver
that is available from Dell, Drivers & Downloads
Have a look on the dell forums and I'll bet you'll find quite a few people with the same problems. Time to start nagging on Dell to get it updated.
Quote: Originally Posted by spliff
Pssst...HT Omega products are the future. I have the Claro plus, it has Windows 7 x64 drivers....it's got the latest cmedia oxygen chip, it sounds FANTASTIC! I never, ever hear a snap, crackle or even a pop. Oh, DTS, no problems! HT Omega - The Next Generation in Audio.
Going to look funny trying to jam one of those into his laptop.