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Well for the longest time many of us have been suffering without our mics if we wanted to use Vista and an X-fi. Most of us were told that we just had to wait for newer drivers to come out, but it turns out that just isn't the case.

So if you are having problems with your mic... either it doesn't work at all or is just very faint give this a try.

1. go to the control panel and open up the sound properties.


2. Right click on speakers and choose properties. Then go to the custom tab and make sure Enable Digital I/O is not checked


3. Then go to levels tab and make sure the mic is not muted.


4. Click OK and then go to the Recording tab in the Sound Properties Window. This time right click on Mic and choose Properties again.


5. Here you can set your Mic level and also give it a 20db boost


6. Choose OK, close out and enjoy. These settings fixed my mic so now I can talk to people in CS:S for the first time in about 3 months
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I'm adding a link to a creative Install CD that works with Vista
http://files.filefront.com/Creative_.../fileinfo.html

Thread on Creative's forums
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...cending&page=1
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What is the deal with MS changing everything up for the X-FI drivers. Now you have to use ALchemy but when I use it my games don't start. Any thoughts on this issue?
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I don't use alchemy
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