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Windows 7: Creative Xf-i Xtreme Audio Volume Panel Missing?

12 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
Creative Xf-i Xtreme Audio Volume Panel Missing?

Hey all.
Ok, I want to give some good news and tell you that I have finally (with a friends help) managed to install Windows 7 64 bit on my computer. Best bit is that it is nearing 6 years old so I am pleasantly surprised that it’s running as well and as smoothly as it is. I am very pleased and (keeping fingers crossed of course) as yet, I have had no issues with it.

System has been blessed with a new lease of life. Faster, more responsive and my god Windows 7 looks sexy!

Now, if there is a tiny niggle of an issue, then it is why I am posting today. I have the Creative Xtreme Audio soundcard on my system and Windows 7 has updated it to all the latest drivers. Sound seems ok and thus far it is not reporting any problems. I have the Creative Media Organiser and all the other mod cons etc etc. However, where has my Volume Panel interface gone?

In Win XP, I had it permanently attached to my task bar. Basically, a little volume icon if you like in bottom right corner with everything else. You right click the icon and then you get the entertainment console where you can change settings etc. Looked nice, even in XP. I must admit I'm a tad disappointed it's not here in Windows 7 and also confused as to why everything else is here except that facility.

Do I have to download it separately? I don't fancy putting my original CD in that came with PC from day one as I'd have to manually look for that particular component and extract it. Infact, I don't even know if that is an option as I am pretty sure it formed part of the whole “Medisource Go” package and I have that and it’s up to date.

So, please help me and tell me what I need to do to get this feature back.
Is it not part of Windows 7 anymore? Has it been removed for Windows 7? Anyone else had this issue?

Thanks for reading.

Sparky 05084

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12 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

The problem is you let Windows install the driver for it, and that is pretty much all you got as it doesn't install things like the volume panel. For that and the drivers you need to either visit the Creative download page for the card or use something like this,

SB P17X Series Support Pack 2.7 (04/01/2010) - Aud... - Creative Labs

that has the drivers and all the apps included (and can pick and choose which of the apps you want, no need to install all of them).
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