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you could manually delete the registry entries (total PITA, though)..or try Your Uninstaller pro...(think they have a trial version) which identifies all registry keys associated with the install. May clean up the corrupt install completely
Did it... deleted all registry values/directories with "X-Fi" and "Creative". Except there is one that is locked.... only the System has Delete access. Creative provides a registry cleaner on their CD. Unfortunately, poor coding thinks I am still trying to remove an installed driver when there is no driver installed on the system.....
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Did it... deleted all registry values/directories with "X-Fi" and "Creative". Except there is one that is locked.... only the System has Delete access. Creative provides a registry cleaner on their CD. Unfortunately, poor coding thinks I am still trying to remove an installed driver when there is no driver installed on the system.....
is it possible to change the value, rather than delete the entry? Would a boot into safe mode possible allow access to a locked entry since it is not an essential driver and perhaps wont have any calls upon the entry and associated system resources.

Thats just sucky engineering (and poor coding, something shouldnt even be compiled if its incomplete or inefficient)...my x fi xtreme gamer has sat in its box unopened until creative irons out all the vista x64 driver issues
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Have installed the new drivers but still cant get the console to work.....
Any1 know of a way to get it workin with vista 64bit????
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WOOOOOOOOOOO! ...now I just need to get a new X-Fi card... blasted soldering tip!

More info:
Was this a failed attempt at modding the X-Fi card much like soloz?
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**** IT WORKS WITH BF2 AT LAST

I Wuvs J00 Creative
    
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http://us.creative.com/support/downl...pe=0&x=15&y=14

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40613
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DELIVERING BEYOND its initial Windows Vista commitment, Creative
Labs has dished out news drivers today for the Sound Blaster Audigy and Live family.
Supported are the Audigy LS, Audigy SE, Audigy Value and the Live! 24-bit.

Owners of these cards will now get more than the basic Windows Vista audio functionality - they'll have access to the Vista versions of the Creative Labs Audio console, the various EAX settings and a dedicated speaker setup application.

Gamers will also be pleased to see in-game EAX effects return, whilst hardcore audiophiles will be able to tweak sampling rates and SPDIF configurations, assuming they're not trying to do anything that the Windows Vista DRM Infectionâ„¢ wants to stop them doing.

Drivers are here.

Creative has come under an awful lot of fire over the last 12 months for its general apparent ambivalence towards driver updates, a big no-no in the world of enthusiasts used to monthly improvements from graphics manufacturers.

Additional support for Creative customers wouldn't go amiss, and this seems to be a step in the right direction, at least. µ
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Still waiting for the Sound Blaster Audigy 4 drivers.
    
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I just got the Fatal1ty X-fi card and it was a total drag to find out that it doesnt support Dolby Digital and DTS signals on Vista (im running x64) on their latest driver release 2.15.0002 - 50% of the reasons I bough this card for are because of such features!

Going through Creative's Knowledge base I found this on a X-Fi - Vista related FAQ:

Q: Will decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS signals be supported in the future? If not, why not?

A:These functions are not supported at driver level in Windows Vista and going forward will be supported at application level by applications such as Power DVD or WinDVD.


Does anybody know what this means? Does anybody know if PowerDVD or WinDVD offer any Dolby/DTS support for the card yet?
Thanks for the follow ups

-Bruno Vargas
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The hardware sound acceleration API was actually removed in vista. So it now has to be emulated in software. This may also concern your problem.
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