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Apparently there are no drivers ready for Windows 8.1?! Or am i doing it wrong? haha

I cannot get the headset to show in devices and the software installs but does not open for me. I've searched the net and found others with these headsets not able to get them working either. Corsair dropped the ball on this one...
 
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UPDATE!

Got a reply from Corsair:

My apologies for the delay,

We are aware that our software is not compatible with the official release of Windows 8.1 and we are working out a solution. I understand that this can be troublesome, but if you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Thank you for your time.
 
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I'm not sure yet if I would blame Corsair. My 1500 is working fine, but I have not tried to get into their software since the 8.1 update. My Curse client on the other hand refuses to load on startup. Even gives an error to manually run it after Windows loads. I'd have to see it again to remember the exact message, but it sounded like a new registry restriction for loading software on startup.
 
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I'm not sure yet if I would blame Corsair. My 1500 is working fine, but I have not tried to get into their software since the 8.1 update. My Curse client on the other hand refuses to load on startup. Even gives an error to manually run it after Windows loads. I'd have to see it again to remember the exact message, but it sounded like a new registry restriction for loading software on startup.
My old drivers that worked on windows 8 did not detect the headset. Uninstalled everything and installed the new version and it detects it now as a device but Windows will not show the headset as an audio device and the software doesn't open. Corsair is working on a solution, hopefully comes soon!
 
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I'm not sure yet if I would blame Corsair. My 1500 is working fine, but I have not tried to get into their software since the 8.1 update. My Curse client on the other hand refuses to load on startup. Even gives an error to manually run it after Windows loads. I'd have to see it again to remember the exact message, but it sounded like a new registry restriction for loading software on startup.
My old drivers that worked on windows 8 did not detect the headset. Uninstalled everything and installed the new version and it detects it now as a device but Windows will not show the headset as an audio device and the software doesn't open. Corsair is working on a solution, hopefully comes soon!

Yea, they've spoken that it doesn't work properly. My 2000's don't work entirely right as well. It detects them, but it won't let me use them in any other mode but 2.0. They're also very quiet at the moment. Oh well, could be worse. I'm sure a fix will be present soon. I am a bit disappointed they didn't at least get a beta driver worked out seeing as 8.1 developer previews and etc. have been available for plenty of time now.
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Yea, they've spoken that it doesn't work properly. My 2000's don't work entirely right as well. It detects them, but it won't let me use them in any other mode but 2.0. They're also very quiet at the moment. Oh well, could be worse. I'm sure a fix will be present soon. I am a bit disappointed they didn't at least get a beta driver worked out seeing as 8.1 developer previews and etc. have been available for plenty of time now.
Same here, this is something that should be ready when 8.1 was released.
 
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So I got mine to work finally. I uninstalled the drivers and the software and then only installed the v1.1 driver and unplugged and plugged the headset back in. Windows detected them and installed the driver and now it's showing in the playback devices. I was able to configure it to use 7.1 and all works now! I could care less about the software.
 
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