Sound Blaster Drivers

Posted: 06-10-2006, 04:00 PM
I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I have
onboard sound on the MB.

Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for the
24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.

What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native support/driver
for SB Live where no driver was required.

Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a driver
from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going to do
one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?

Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from their SB
card?

I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.

Sound Blaster Drivers


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Administrator\\jhafele
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-10-2006, 04:21 PM
Sorry Rob -
Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if your
new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good luck.
................. John.
"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
>I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I have
> onboard sound on the MB.
>
> Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for the
> 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
>
> What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
> support/driver
> for SB Live where no driver was required.
>
> Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a driver
> from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going to do
> one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
>
> Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from their SB
> card?
>
> I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
FarmerHE
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-11-2006, 08:47 PM
Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability mode
that worked for my Sound Card

"Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
> Sorry Rob -
> Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
> absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if your
> new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good luck.
> ................. John.
> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
> >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I have
> > onboard sound on the MB.
> >
> > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for the
> > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
> >
> > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
> > support/driver
> > for SB Live where no driver was required.
> >
> > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a driver
> > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going to do
> > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
> >
> > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from their SB
> > card?
> >
> > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
>
Rob
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 03:50 AM
Hi,

I still haven't received my DVDs. I do have the SB Live drivers (they're
actually two exe files - The main and a patch from Creative). Can you
elaborate on how you'd run the Driver exe in compatiblity mode? Also, did you
have one driver exe or like me 2 exe files? If 2, did you run the patch as
well?



"FarmerHE" wrote:
> Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability mode
> that worked for my Sound Card
>
> "Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
>
> > Sorry Rob -
> > Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
> > absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if your
> > new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good luck.
> > ................. John.
> > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
> > >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I have
> > > onboard sound on the MB.
> > >
> > > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for the
> > > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
> > >
> > > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
> > > support/driver
> > > for SB Live where no driver was required.
> > >
> > > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a driver
> > > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going to do
> > > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
> > >
> > > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from their SB
> > > card?
> > >
> > > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
> >
Nickyrock
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 05:48 AM
I tried installing my sound blaster 512 PCI xp drivers in xp sp2
compatability mode and the system froze up, had to reboot to last know good
boot. I don't see an option to change to quad sound either, like I do with
xp cause I got 4 front speakers and they make movies and music sound better
than just 2 speakers.

--
Nickyrock
-------------------------------------
Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5384
Power Up Digital 2528 400 watt PS
Mach Speed Matrix P4M800 Via Socket 478
Intel Celeron D 340 2.93Ghz 256K Cache 533MHz FSB
PNY 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
Visiontek Xtasy 9600XT (RADEON) 128MB DDR AGP 8X Graphics
Creative Sound Blaster PCI 512 Sound
ATI TV Wonder Elite (THEATER™ 550 PRO) TV/Capture
Microsoft Windows XP MCE IR Sensor & Remote
Maxtor 120gb (system) & 300gb ATA 133mb
BenQ 16/40x DVD/CD Burner DF/DL & Matshita CR-594 CD-Rom
"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7928ADE5-310D-4552-8C71-45AFDB53BE77@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I still haven't received my DVDs. I do have the SB Live drivers (they're
> actually two exe files - The main and a patch from Creative). Can you
> elaborate on how you'd run the Driver exe in compatiblity mode? Also, did
> you
> have one driver exe or like me 2 exe files? If 2, did you run the patch as
> well?
>
>
>
> "FarmerHE" wrote:
>
>> Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability
>> mode
>> that worked for my Sound Card
>>
>> "Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
>>
>> > Sorry Rob -
>> > Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
>> > absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if
>> > your
>> > new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good
>> > luck.
>> > ................. John.
>> > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
>> > >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I
>> > >have
>> > > onboard sound on the MB.
>> > >
>> > > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for
>> > > the
>> > > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
>> > >
>> > > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
>> > > support/driver
>> > > for SB Live where no driver was required.
>> > >
>> > > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a
>> > > driver
>> > > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going
>> > > to do
>> > > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
>> > >
>> > > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from
>> > > their SB
>> > > card?
>> > >
>> > > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
>> >
Rob
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 08:16 AM
I am beginning to feel a little disheartened with Vista beta. My SB Live is a
good sound card and I really don't care to upgrade it just to get sound in
Vista. XP had built-in support for the card, why can't Vista offer the same?
It’s not like it’s an ancient card.

I also found out that my two year old printer needs Vista drivers that its
manufacturer right now chose not to develop any. And Vista upgrade advisor
mentioned that a driver will be needed from the manufacturer.

I know this isn't MS' fault, but I can't help but feel forced to buy all new
hardware just to run Vista and that is a hard pill to swallow right now. I
wish that by RC1 MS would somehow issue generic drivers for most (recent)
hardware out there. It would really ease the transition to Vista I think.


"Nickyrock" wrote:
> I tried installing my sound blaster 512 PCI xp drivers in xp sp2
> compatability mode and the system froze up, had to reboot to last know good
> boot. I don't see an option to change to quad sound either, like I do with
> xp cause I got 4 front speakers and they make movies and music sound better
> than just 2 speakers.
>
> --
> Nickyrock
> -------------------------------------
> Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5384
> Power Up Digital 2528 400 watt PS
> Mach Speed Matrix P4M800 Via Socket 478
> Intel Celeron D 340 2.93Ghz 256K Cache 533MHz FSB
> PNY 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
> Visiontek Xtasy 9600XT (RADEON) 128MB DDR AGP 8X Graphics
> Creative Sound Blaster PCI 512 Sound
> ATI TV Wonder Elite (THEATER™ 550 PRO) TV/Capture
> Microsoft Windows XP MCE IR Sensor & Remote
> Maxtor 120gb (system) & 300gb ATA 133mb
> BenQ 16/40x DVD/CD Burner DF/DL & Matshita CR-594 CD-Rom
> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7928ADE5-310D-4552-8C71-45AFDB53BE77@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I still haven't received my DVDs. I do have the SB Live drivers (they're
> > actually two exe files - The main and a patch from Creative). Can you
> > elaborate on how you'd run the Driver exe in compatiblity mode? Also, did
> > you
> > have one driver exe or like me 2 exe files? If 2, did you run the patch as
> > well?
> >
> >
> >
> > "FarmerHE" wrote:
> >
> >> Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability
> >> mode
> >> that worked for my Sound Card
> >>
> >> "Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
> >>
> >> > Sorry Rob -
> >> > Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
> >> > absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if
> >> > your
> >> > new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good
> >> > luck.
> >> > ................. John.
> >> > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
> >> > >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I
> >> > >have
> >> > > onboard sound on the MB.
> >> > >
> >> > > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for
> >> > > the
> >> > > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
> >> > >
> >> > > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
> >> > > support/driver
> >> > > for SB Live where no driver was required.
> >> > >
> >> > > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a
> >> > > driver
> >> > > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going
> >> > > to do
> >> > > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
> >> > >
> >> > > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from
> >> > > their SB
> >> > > card?
> >> > >
> >> > > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
> >> >
>
Jerry Hughes
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 04:27 PM


My sound blaster live 24 bit is working onVista b2. You cannot use the
"setup" method. I used Winzip to extract the files and then did update
and pointed it to the extracted files and it worked.

Hope it works for you.

Jerry


On Sat, 17 Jun 2006 01:16:01 -0700, Rob
<Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I am beginning to feel a little disheartened with Vista beta. My SB Live is a
>good sound card and I really don't care to upgrade it just to get sound in
>Vista. XP had built-in support for the card, why can't Vista offer the same?
>Its not like its an ancient card.
>
Travis King
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Actually, with later releases of the SB Live!, XP did not have built-in
support. Only the older SB Live!'s. My old SB Live worked right away in
XP, but one that I used to build for someone later did not and had to have
the drivers installed.
"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6CCB59CC-98A3-4EB2-973B-406CD05637D3@microsoft.com...
>I am beginning to feel a little disheartened with Vista beta. My SB Live is
>a
> good sound card and I really don't care to upgrade it just to get sound in
> Vista. XP had built-in support for the card, why can't Vista offer the
> same?
> It’s not like it’s an ancient card.
>
> I also found out that my two year old printer needs Vista drivers that its
> manufacturer right now chose not to develop any. And Vista upgrade advisor
> mentioned that a driver will be needed from the manufacturer.
>
> I know this isn't MS' fault, but I can't help but feel forced to buy all
> new
> hardware just to run Vista and that is a hard pill to swallow right now. I
> wish that by RC1 MS would somehow issue generic drivers for most (recent)
> hardware out there. It would really ease the transition to Vista I think.
>
>
> "Nickyrock" wrote:
>
>> I tried installing my sound blaster 512 PCI xp drivers in xp sp2
>> compatability mode and the system froze up, had to reboot to last know
>> good
>> boot. I don't see an option to change to quad sound either, like I do
>> with
>> xp cause I got 4 front speakers and they make movies and music sound
>> better
>> than just 2 speakers.
>>
>> --
>> Nickyrock
>> -------------------------------------
>> Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5384
>> Power Up Digital 2528 400 watt PS
>> Mach Speed Matrix P4M800 Via Socket 478
>> Intel Celeron D 340 2.93Ghz 256K Cache 533MHz FSB
>> PNY 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
>> Visiontek Xtasy 9600XT (RADEON) 128MB DDR AGP 8X Graphics
>> Creative Sound Blaster PCI 512 Sound
>> ATI TV Wonder Elite (THEATER™ 550 PRO) TV/Capture
>> Microsoft Windows XP MCE IR Sensor & Remote
>> Maxtor 120gb (system) & 300gb ATA 133mb
>> BenQ 16/40x DVD/CD Burner DF/DL & Matshita CR-594 CD-Rom
>> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7928ADE5-310D-4552-8C71-45AFDB53BE77@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I still haven't received my DVDs. I do have the SB Live drivers
>> > (they're
>> > actually two exe files - The main and a patch from Creative). Can you
>> > elaborate on how you'd run the Driver exe in compatiblity mode? Also,
>> > did
>> > you
>> > have one driver exe or like me 2 exe files? If 2, did you run the patch
>> > as
>> > well?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "FarmerHE" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability
>> >> mode
>> >> that worked for my Sound Card
>> >>
>> >> "Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Sorry Rob -
>> >> > Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
>> >> > absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see
>> >> > if
>> >> > your
>> >> > new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one.
>> >> > Good
>> >> > luck.
>> >> > ................. John.
>> >> > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
>> >> > >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I
>> >> > >have
>> >> > > onboard sound on the MB.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except
>> >> > > for
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
>> >> > > support/driver
>> >> > > for SB Live where no driver was required.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need
>> >> > > a
>> >> > > driver
>> >> > > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not
>> >> > > going
>> >> > > to do
>> >> > > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from
>> >> > > their SB
>> >> > > card?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
>> >> >
>>
milleron
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Re: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-17-2006, 06:56 PM
Why do you think you'll have to "buy all new hardware?" Vista won't
be released for at least seven months. There's a high probability
that there will be drivers for your sound card and printer by then.


On Sat, 17 Jun 2006 01:16:01 -0700, Rob
<Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I am beginning to feel a little disheartened with Vista beta. My SB Live is a
>good sound card and I really don't care to upgrade it just to get sound in
>Vista. XP had built-in support for the card, why can't Vista offer the same?
>Its not like its an ancient card.
>
>I also found out that my two year old printer needs Vista drivers that its
>manufacturer right now chose not to develop any. And Vista upgrade advisor
>mentioned that a driver will be needed from the manufacturer.
>
>I know this isn't MS' fault, but I can't help but feel forced to buy all new
>hardware just to run Vista and that is a hard pill to swallow right now. I
>wish that by RC1 MS would somehow issue generic drivers for most (recent)
>hardware out there. It would really ease the transition to Vista I think.
>
>
>"Nickyrock" wrote:
>
>> I tried installing my sound blaster 512 PCI xp drivers in xp sp2
>> compatability mode and the system froze up, had to reboot to last know good
>> boot. I don't see an option to change to quad sound either, like I do with
>> xp cause I got 4 front speakers and they make movies and music sound better
>> than just 2 speakers.
>>
>> --
>> Nickyrock
>> -------------------------------------
>> Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5384
>> Power Up Digital 2528 400 watt PS
>> Mach Speed Matrix P4M800 Via Socket 478
>> Intel Celeron D 340 2.93Ghz 256K Cache 533MHz FSB
>> PNY 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
>> Visiontek Xtasy 9600XT (RADEON) 128MB DDR AGP 8X Graphics
>> Creative Sound Blaster PCI 512 Sound
>> ATI TV Wonder Elite (THEATER 550 PRO) TV/Capture
>> Microsoft Windows XP MCE IR Sensor & Remote
>> Maxtor 120gb (system) & 300gb ATA 133mb
>> BenQ 16/40x DVD/CD Burner DF/DL & Matshita CR-594 CD-Rom
>> "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7928ADE5-310D-4552-8C71-45AFDB53BE77@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I still haven't received my DVDs. I do have the SB Live drivers (they're
>> > actually two exe files - The main and a patch from Creative). Can you
>> > elaborate on how you'd run the Driver exe in compatiblity mode? Also, did
>> > you
>> > have one driver exe or like me 2 exe files? If 2, did you run the patch as
>> > well?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "FarmerHE" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Try to download a XP driver and run the .exe file in XP compatiability
>> >> mode
>> >> that worked for my Sound Card
>> >>
>> >> "Administrator\jhafele" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Sorry Rob -
>> >> > Looks like you need to purchase a newer, up to date sound card. Make
>> >> > absolutely sure to check Microsoft`s Vista compatibility site to see if
>> >> > your
>> >> > new prospective card will work on Vista before you purchase one. Good
>> >> > luck.
>> >> > ................. John.
>> >> > "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:6F9C2B77-FF22-4551-9625-1EB522405E2A@microsoft.com...
>> >> > >I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I
>> >> > >have
>> >> > > onboard sound on the MB.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native
>> >> > > support/driver
>> >> > > for SB Live where no driver was required.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a
>> >> > > driver
>> >> > > from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going
>> >> > > to do
>> >> > > one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from
>> >> > > their SB
>> >> > > card?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
>> >> >
>>
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RE: Sound Blaster Drivers
Posted: 06-18-2006, 03:01 AM
Try this lynk:
http://ve.creative.com/support/downl...ype=0&x=27&y=9

good luck

"Rob" wrote:
> I have a SB Live! Value card that came with my PC. I don't think I have
> onboard sound on the MB.
>
> Went to Creative site and found that for the Live series (except for the
> 24bit version) No Vista drivers are in development or planned.
>
> What does that mean for people like me? Windows XP had native support/driver
> for SB Live where no driver was required.
>
> Running the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it says that I may need a driver
> from the Manufacturer (Creative) but Creative is obviously not going to do
> one. So does that mean for my PC I will have no sound with Vista?
>
> Has anyone with Live card installed Vista Beta and got sound from their SB
> card?
>
> I can't test yet as my DVDs are in the mail.
 
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