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Windows 7: Creative Sound Cards.

21 Feb 2010   #91
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rayhan619 View Post
I have a creative sound blast live model CT4780 in dell dimension 4300. Does anyone know how can i make it work with windows 7?
For starters,

Urgent!!! ***Audio driver for Dell dimension 4300 ... - Creative Labs

and if you manage to get the chipset sorted out, then #4 from above is about it.


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25 Feb 2010   #92
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

SB P17X Series Support Pack 2.5 (02/06/2010) by daniel_k

SB P17X Series Support Pack 2.5 (02/06/2010) - Aud... - Creative Labs

Fixes and improvements:

- Driver based on WHQL release from WindowsUpdate (with Headphone mode/Bass Redirection fixes by me)
- Fix Console Launcher memory leak and is slow loading and running under Windows 7 / Vista
- Updates many shared components for improved compatibility and performance.
- Updates OpenAL redistributable to 2.0.7.0
- Fixes the Headphone mode reseting to Speakers mode on reboot (all cards. including the X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
- Console Launcher is now installed for all cards on all OSes, so Audio Center is removed
- Updates OpenAL redistributable to 2.0.7.0
- Fixes broken uninstaller on all OSes,
- Added Volume Panel by demand.
- Replaces Audio Console to fix multilanguage install.
- Changes setup routine and uses updated scripts.
- Changes application installation to silent mode.
- Enables language selection dialog
- Updates 3D engine filter driver for Windows XP.
- Fixes some issues with device features.
- Improves EAX performance on XP.
- Improves OpenAL compatibility.
- Updates Creative Software Synthesizer (XP only).
- Fixes CMSS not working on Windows 7 for AudigySE/ Value/LS / Live24bit / SB5.1VX, now everything works.



Hope this helps,
Captain
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19 Mar 2010   #93
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

New dts connect and dd live packs out for any that use them; especially on win7. I'm hoping they take care of the shutdown hang at least

Creative Worldwide Support
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19 Mar 2010   #94
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

AFAIK shutdown hanging is because of faulty CTAudSvc.exe and not becuase of DDL/DTS pack. You can get "fixed" CTAudSvc.exe on Creative beta FTP, but you need to install it manualy.
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20 Mar 2010   #95
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, I've been told before and have a workaround for it but I'm always hoping. You're right though, it doesn't
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29 Mar 2010   #96
TheHeadhunter

Win7
 
 
Drivers for Win7 do not support What U Hear recording

Great resource about Creative drivers! Thanks for posting.

However -- please note that Creative has admitted the new Win7 drivers DO NOT support What U Hear recording on X-Fi Audio and certain X-Fi Audigy adapters. My X-Fi Extreme Audio card handled What U Hear recording just fine under Win XP, but does not record under Win7. Creative tech support has confirmed this. So if you go to Win7 and need to record What U Hear, you will need a new sound card.

I posted the Creative tech support e-mail elsewhere on this forum. A big raspberry to Creative. Nice way to sell new adapters.
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14 Apr 2010   #97
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

NEW DRIVERS!!

Release date : 9 Apr 10
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
File Name : SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:
  • Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA
Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:
  • Audio device driver files are not removed completely when uninstalling from Windows Device Manager.
  • Sound Blaster Audigy audio device does not appear in the Encoder tab of Audio Control Panel.
  • Unable to run 64-bit version of ASIO software.
  • Device error caused by enabling audio enhancements.
  • Incorrect speaker configuration shown in Audio Control Panel.
  • System unable to shut down when Dolby® Digital Live is enabled in Windows 7.
  • Passthrough of Dolby/DTS® audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7.
  • Speaker settings in Audio Control Panel are not in sync with Microsoft Speaker Setup in Windows 7 64-bit.
  • System becomes unstable when uninstalling the audio device driver in Windows 7 64-bit.
Known Issues:
  • Driver decoding of Dolby/DTS audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7. As a workaround, use a 3rd party software media player to playback DVDs.
  • Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Click here to download the latest applications that are available for your product.
  • Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.
  • Gameport is not supported in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  • 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004
  • Sound Blaster Audigy audio devices listed above
Notes:
  • DO NOT install this driver for Sound Blaster Audigy LS, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, or Sound Blaster Audigy Value.
  • To install this driver
    1. Download the SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Download: Creative Worldwide Support

Creative ALchemy

Release date : 26 Jan 10
This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. It restores 3D audio and EAX® effects for certain DirectSound®3D games in Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista®. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
File Name : ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_41_02.exe
This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. It restores 3D audio and EAX® effects for certain DirectSound®3D games in Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista®. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio products only:
  • Creative Sound Blaster® World of Warcraft® Headset Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes®
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi™ Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Karaoke
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Play!
  • Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy® 4
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS SE
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS
  • Creative HS-1200 Headset
  • Creative USB Gaming Headset
  • Creative USB Speaker
Fixes:
  • Enables the DirectSound3D game audio to be processed by your Sound Blaster audio device to deliver EAX effects, 3D audio spatialization, sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. Without this, most DirectSound3D games will be reduced to stereo output without any EAX effects.
  • Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.
Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2
  • Creative audio product listed above
Notes:
  • Do not install this application if you do not play DirectSound3D games in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
  • To find out more about Creative ALchemy or view the list of DirectSound3D games supported, click here.
  • To install the application
    1. Download the ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_41_02.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Close all other Windows applications.
    3. Double-click the downloaded file.
    4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Download: Creative Worldwide Support
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14 Apr 2010   #98
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Crispy. Saw that yesterday on the Creative forums and was just waiting on a bit of feedback there before updating the links. Other than one happy person the only other thing about them so far is one guy who's AV threw a wobbly and threw up a couple of false positives (Comodo, which also did it back in October last year).

P.S. Have you tried them and how are they?
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16 Apr 2010   #99
Floss

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Does this work on the Xmod? Need help Not much of a Tech expert
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16 Apr 2010   #100
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Floss View Post
Does this work on the Xmod?
No it won't. As I understand how the Xmod works, it is a totally self-contained audio device that uses the default USB drivers from the OS with nothing else to install.
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