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Windows 7: Creative Sound Card Problem Thread

17 Feb 2009   #11

Win 7 64bit
 
 

On another forum they mentioned installing drivers in compatability mode which i haven't tried. Vista doesn't have this issue at all so it's win 7 related.


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17 Feb 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I perhaps along with everyone else has already exhausted trying compatibility mode both tab wise as well as trouble shooting wise.

Not to mention that Windows 7 is backwards compatible anyways with vista. At least it is suppose to be.

The issue is not Windows 7 it is creative not providing a strong driver for Windows 7.

Yet...
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18 Feb 2009   #13

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I don't see how that can be when there is no problem with the drivers in Vista.
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18 Feb 2009   #14

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

As Daniel K. say it on the Creative Forum. There's little change in the audio stack between Vista and Seven.
The driver modele is the same, but as the audio stack is different, it can bring trouble if the driver are not well adapted
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18 Feb 2009   #15

Windows Vista Ultimate x64 & Windows 7
 
 

I cant seem to load on a Driver for mine...

Sound card: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35-DS4
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18 Feb 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
I don't see how that can be when there is no problem with the drivers in Vista.
As LePoilu said there are slight differences in Windows 7 in terms of the audio drivers. It is not exactly the same as it was in vista.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
As Daniel K. say it on the Creative Forum. There's little change in the audio stack between Vista and Seven.
The driver modele is the same, but as the audio stack is different, it can bring trouble if the driver are not well adapted
I would imagine that creative will have to come up with a highly compatibile audio driver that adapts better with Windows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dchristey View Post
I cant seem to load on a Driver for mine...

Sound card: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35-DS4
I to had a bit of difficulty in getting the old(stock Windows 7)driver out and the newer un-official Daniel K. driver in, which once installed still does not bring Windows 7 to recognize the creative cards console features.

I have been using the stock bare audio features of Windows 7, which is like going back in time to mono from stereo.

Really it's worse than that...it's kinda like going from an orchestra to an indian pow wow...not that there's anything wrong with the pow wow en vivo...just a figure of speech.

As we all become vocal about these audio issues with creative cards in this and other threads it allows the guys over at creative to get down to implementing a solution.
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19 Feb 2009   #17

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunder2008 View Post
I would imagine that creative will have to come up with a highly compatibile audio driver that adapts better with Windows 7.
If you wait on Creative for good driver you will wait a long time.
When I see what they done (or not done) for Vista...

I do wait on Daniel K futurs drivers pack. It's more sur.
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19 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Yes, Daniel K is 'very' good at what he does. Hopefully, his next driver will make all of our cards features work well.

I would love to have my creative console usage back, really sounded so much better you know?
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20 Feb 2009   #19

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Ok for Audigy 2 users try this, Search/Sound/Speakers/advanced, change from 16bit DVD quality to 24bit studio quality. Give it a try.
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20 Feb 2009   #20

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunder2008 View Post
I would love to have my creative console usage back, really sounded so much better you know?

In Fact I never use audio console & cie. All what I need is a good driver for listening my music with good quality (no distorsion, no gap, etc).

Maybe can I use equalizer.. some times.. but it's once a year, no more
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