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Windows 7: SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Win 7 ?


19 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Win 7 ?

Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !

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19 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You failed to fill in your System Specs, but on many PC's (especially Dell's) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed many devices including the sound device or card will not be detected.
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19 Feb 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
Does creative have a 64 bit win 7 driver? if not you can probably use the vista driver if you install in the compatibility mode.
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19 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
You failed to fill in your System Specs, but on many PC's (especially Dell's) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed many devices including the sound device or card will not be detected.
Hi, it is not a DELL it's a ASUS Motherboard Maximus Formula, maybe I should try like you said install driver for that motherboard but was thinking Win 7 found it when I install it.....
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19 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
Does creative have a 64 bit win 7 driver? if not you can probably use the vista driver if you install in the compatibility mode.

Yes, they have Win 7 64 bit driver... but when I run the setup they said to me , something like "we unable to detect a sound card bla bla bla..."
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19 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

I don't think the Audigy 2 (in PCI slot) works in Windows 7, at least not x64.

A year ago when I first installed Windows 7 Pro x64 I had planned to use my Creative Audigy 2 card (PCI) in my new ASUS P5Q3 board. First, I disabled the "high definition audio" in the BIOS of the board (for the onboard Realtek sound chip). But like you I was unable to get the Creative Audigy 2 card to either get recognized by the Windows 7 installer or have the driver install properly.

Fortunately, I had a Creative X-Fi Titanium (PCI-e x1) sound card in my other machine which was still running WinXP Pro x32, and which I really didn't care about. I'd actually planned to use the optical digital audio connector on that X-Fi card but never really made use of it. Turns out it was for "output only" and not for "input" as I thought.

That other machine had a SuperMicro C2SBX board in it, which also had Realtek onboard sound. So I removed the Create X-Fi card from the PCI-e slot, enabled the Realtek onboard sound, installed the Realtek HD Audio Codec driver on that machine, and was off and running (still under WinXP Pro x86).

Then I removed the Audigy 2 (PCI) card from the ASUS P5Q3 machine I was getting going with Windows 7 Pro x64, installed the X-Fi (PCI-e x1) card, and once again installed Windows 7 x64 from scratch.

Bingo, presto! Card recognized perfectly by Windows 7, and up-to-date driver software obtained from Creative's sight.

I think you may just have to give up on that legacy Audigy 2 card in your Windows 7 x64 machine. Go with an X-Fi Titanium (or other variant). They're not expensive and you won't be disappointed.
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19 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
You might want to look through this sticky - Creative Sound Cards.

And yeah.... please fill in your system specs. Trust me, they help!
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19 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
I don't think the Audigy 2 (in PCI slot) works in Windows 7, at least not x64.

A year ago when I first installed Windows 7 Pro x64 I had planned to use my Creative Audigy 2 card (PCI) in my new ASUS P5Q3 board. First, I disabled the "high definition audio" in the BIOS of the board (for the onboard Realtek sound chip). But like you I was unable to get the Creative Audigy 2 card to either get recognized by the Windows 7 installer or have the driver install properly.

Fortunately, I had a Creative X-Fi Titanium (PCI-e x1) sound card in my other machine which was still running WinXP Pro x32, and which I really didn't care about. I'd actually planned to use the optical digital audio connector on that X-Fi card but never really made use of it. Turns out it was for "output only" and not for "input" as I thought.

That other machine had a SuperMicro C2SBX board in it, which also had Realtek onboard sound. So I removed the Create X-Fi card from the PCI-e slot, enabled the Realtek onboard sound, installed the Realtek HD Audio Codec driver on that machine, and was off and running (still under WinXP Pro x86).

Then I removed the Audigy 2 (PCI) card from the ASUS P5Q3 machine I was getting going with Windows 7 Pro x64, installed the X-Fi (PCI-e x1) card, and once again installed Windows 7 x64 from scratch.

Bingo, presto! Card recognized perfectly by Windows 7, and up-to-date driver software obtained from Creative's sight.

I think you may just have to give up on that legacy Audigy 2 card in your Windows 7 x64 machine. Go with an X-Fi Titanium (or other variant). They're not expensive and you won't be disappointed.

Ohh really.... have to get another SoundBlaster Card to use it with my Win 7 64 bit ... That's bad, approx only 2 year for a card....must be a trick to get it work !!! Sniff sniff


I try to put the card in another slot and when I reboot Win 7 found something and provide me a link from Creative to download driver , I was thinking HOORAY it will work... but at last...same problem...
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19 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symetric View Post
Hello,

I just installed Win 7 64 bit and before I was using Vista Ultimate 32 bit with no problem at all but now the system cannot find my soundcard ??? I try to download the driver on Creative but I fot an error message that the card is not detected on my system ??? Someone can help me please ? THANKS !
You might want to look through this sticky - Creative Sound Cards.

And yeah.... please fill in your system specs. Trust me, they help!
Yeah, people here ROCK hehehe Well here my spec :

Pentium 4 Quad Core Q6600 2.4ghz , 8gig Ram, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula, ASUS EN8800ULTRA Graphic Card.
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19 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This is the driver that works on mine in Windows Seven 64 bit Creative Worldwide Support > Audigy 2 ZS
If it's not being reconised try moving it to another PCI slot if you have one avalible
Fabe
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