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Windows 7: Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 live

31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro 64
 
 
Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 live

Hi hope someone can help i am very new to this forum, at this moment i running XP Pro I want going to upgrade To Win 7 but it not recognise my Creative Soundblaster 5.1 sound card which is working fine under XP with all that i use i have been on web site to try & find driver for it. someone posted a link to SBLive_SupportPack_2_0.exe does this really support pack work or can anyone sugest a good usb sound card


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31 Oct 2012   #2

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

There are some Creative (SoundBlaster) cards that are not supported in Vista/Windows 7. Vista/Windows 7 handles some sound functions differently and the reason XP drivers will not work.

I don't have any info on the reference supportpack 2.0.

If the rest of the PC is Win 7 compatible and you have adequate RAM, (2 GB MINIMUM) then the best thing is to just upgrade to a Windows 7 PCI sound card. Here is one for $25 from newegg.com that is compatible and the $25 shouldn't break the bank. Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-702 7.1 Channels 16-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
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31 Oct 2012   #3

Windows XP Pro 64
 
 

Thank for your input I will try that pack i mentioned at sometime as i have Win 7 installed on another Hard drive & its just getting all these things in place, your link was useful but my prob i live other side of pond in the UK i did take a look at the Rosewill card looks very impressive but was thinking along the lines of a USB card then i could take it anywhere i please if you get my drift so if you have anymore thoughts they are really appreciated.
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31 Oct 2012   #4

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

There are plenty of USB "sound cards" available, if the driver pack does not work. I've seen them on sites other than US only sites.

I have a recording studio and have USB connected recording interface units that can also act as the PC "sound card" and they work well, so you shouldn't have any problems with a USB "sound card".
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31 Oct 2012   #5

Windows XP Pro 64
 
 

Hi i tried the SBLive_SupportPack_2_0.exe that was posted somewhere on here when i was looking around, one thing for sure dont make mine work with window7. So i have gone down the usb sound card route im now looking at getting a Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Go
thanks for your input
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