Originally Posted by Doodlebro
The option is missing from the creative control panel according to OP.
Thank you as always for your pointing out the obvious. I have eyes and I read very well. You are always ready to post something snarky.
The Creative control panel can be installed one of two ways: Through the standard drivers that can be downloaded from Creative's website or through using Creative's auto-update feature. I have used that feature with the card the OP SPECIFIES. Therefore I have considered his dilemma.
The card works just fine using standard drivers and he can have the control panel installed "after the fact" by simply using Creative's Auto-Updater or web update. In his system specs, it says Windows 7 Ultimate "stripped" which makes me believe that the drivers are not installing properly or he never ran Creative's autoupdater to begin with.
Installing Daniel's driver pack when the card can be ran without the 'modified' package is a terrible recommendation. The OP will be joining people always asking for changes to the driver and wondering what was or was not fixed from Creative's own driver by reading over the thousands of conflicting posts that people will put up in sharing their own experiences.
The OP should try reinstalling Creative's newest driver for your his card. His stripped installation of Windows 7 may be preventing parts of the drivers components from showing up on his system. I may be wrong about this but when I used a slipstream package the same situation happened to me.
The OP can even use Internet Explorer (not firefox or chrome) with Creative's webpage and try to autoupdate his system and perhaps the driver will install itself again and put the control panel back in his programs group in the start menu.