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Like the title says i cant get my headset to work in windows 7. Creative doesnt make a windows 7 driver for my sound card so i used he vista 64 bit driver. It works fine on normal speakers, but not with the headset. When i look in the settings it shows audio going through the headset but i hear nothing.

Im downloading some drivers right not to try, but i dont know what else i might try. Its a USB headset so normally when i plug it in the external speakers shut down and the headset works. Right now its doing nothing. Thanks for the help!
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OK, windows 7 just finished updates and one of them was for my sound card. I thought that might fix it but it didnt. I also download "Daniel's drivers" and tried them, but they didnt detect my sound card.
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Is a USB headset?

If it's not a USB headset do you connect it into the line-out on your audio card. If not make sure you un-mute the headphones in the audio control panel.
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Could the headset be bad? Have you tired it out on like a laptop or something of the sorts?
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With a USB headset I don't think the problem is with the soundcard, its more likely windows not detecting a USB audio device. Does it show up in control panel>sound?
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It is USB and does show up, everything detects properly it seems it just doesnt work. The headset works perfectly though, nothing wrong with it at all. When its plugged in though it doesnt switch to the headset from external speakers. I checked the option to mute the externals when a headset gets plugged in, but they stay active.
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It is USB and does show up, everything detects properly it seems it just doesnt work. The headset works perfectly though, nothing wrong with it at all. When its plugged in though it doesnt switch to the headset from external speakers. I checked the option to mute the externals when a headset gets plugged in, but they stay active.
So you have it in control pannel>sound but can't set it as default?
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So you have it in control pannel>sound but can't set it as default?
OK i set it as default and now i can hear through the headset. Only problem i have now is i can hear myself back through the mic for some reason. Lik eif i blow into the mic i can hear myself in the headset.
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OK i set it as default and now i can hear through the headset. Only problem i have now is i can hear myself back through the mic for some reason. Lik eif i blow into the mic i can hear myself in the headset.
Should be an option somewhere to mute the mic, its been a while since I've had a creative soundcard but its in there somewhere. Any apps that need it should un-mute when nessesary.

EDIT- if the mics on the headset it will be in the windows mixer I think.
Edited by Darren9 - 12/19/09 at 4:43pm
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