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Windows 7: Creative Live Drive II and Win 7

27 Dec 2012   #1
kirkm

Xp/Win7 pending
 
 
Creative Live Drive II and Win 7

Hi,

I understand Creative Live Drive II has no Win 7 drivers. I'm soon to do an upgrade install of Win7 over
XP. What might happen to the sound... it is likely to use the existing driver or is that impossible?

Thanks.


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27 Dec 2012   #2
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Due to the change in the way Windows handles driver software, your existing drivers will not function. It isn't impossible but it is unlikely.

Windows 7 may install a driver automatically but there are no guarantees.
Are you absolutely certain that there is no Windows Vista/Windows 7/8 compatible driver software available?
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27 Dec 2012   #3
kirkm

Xp/Win7 pending
 
 

Yes, Creative Labs confimed it - it's just too old. There is a non Creative driver of kinds, but it did not allow usage
of the front panel volume and interfacing. So I may as well take it out... and use the on board sound. But curious if the upgrade install might work, and maybe someone with A Live Drive has tried it ?
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27 Dec 2012   #4
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kirkm View Post
Yes, Creative Labs confimed it - it's just too old. There is a non Creative driver of kinds, but it did not allow usage
of the front panel volume and interfacing. So I may as well take it out... and use the on board sound. But curious if the upgrade install might work, and maybe someone with A Live Drive has tried it ?
No, it won't work. The install itself will inform you that you will need to install new drivers.
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