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Windows 7: Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Win7 Compatibility

24 Oct 2009   #1
Mercy

Um... Windows Seven, obviously
 
 
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Win7 Compatibility

I know that Creative has stopped supporting the SB Live! 5.1 way back in the day, but I was hoping anyone would know of a way to force it to function in some way. I've heard a lot about this Daniel_K guy, who's been making drivers for old Creative cards, but I can't really find anything for my Live! card that is native to Win7.

Alternatively, I've installed the official WinXP drivers on Win7, and they work to an extent. I'm getting very odd distortion (echoes) when I play any audio. I'm grateful the audio works decently, but the echoing is really grating. Can anyone help me find a new driver for this card, or at the very least walk me through setting up the XP driver?


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24 Oct 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mercy, welcome to the forums.

Give #4 here a try,

Creative Sound Cards.
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24 Oct 2009   #3
Mercy

Um... Windows Seven, obviously
 
 

Thank you, Stormy13. I am downloading the driver now. I will post again once I find out if it works or not.

You know, after all this work, I'm starting to consider whether or not I should get a card made sometime in this decade...
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Mercy

Um... Windows Seven, obviously
 
 

Again, thank you. It worked. At first there was SEVERE distortion, but I played around with my audio settings and now everything's smooth. This is exactly what I needed.

Now to post about my problem with my ATI card...
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14 May 2016   #5
Rasha

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
Which one

I downloaded too this druver update, so now which one to select to update cuz i have one chance.
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