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Just went through a new Windows install. Creative released new drivers for my X-Fi Platinum on Feb 16, 2011. They refused to install on my fresh copy Windows 7 Pro because I was using a version of Windows that "wasn't supported". I had to force Vista compatibility mode to get by the check, and they installed just fine.


Congrats on another quality driver release Creative.
    
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my X-fi Xtremegamer supports win 7.
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Nath, have you given daniel_k drivers a shot?
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Just went through a new Windows install. Creative released new drivers for my X-Fi Platinum on Feb 16, 2011. They refused to install on my fresh copy Windows 7 Pro because I was using a version of Windows that "wasn't supported". I had to force Vista compatibility mode to get by the check, and they installed just fine.


Congrats on another quality driver release Creative.
For this reason, I'm still using Daniel_K's X-Fi Support Pack 2.0.

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/XFI_SupportPack_2_0.exe (96.8 MB)

I couldn't find a better download, so I made my own. This is also a Self-Extracting .exe that I made in WinRar 3.90.
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This "new" driver is just the XP/Vista version of the W7 driver released last June:

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Release date : 16 Jun 10
File Name : SBXF_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0015.exe

This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:
This download currently supports Windows 7 only. Support for Windows Vista and Windows XP will be available at a later date.
"New"

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Release date : 16 Feb 11

File Name : SBXF_PCDRV_XPVT_LB_2_18_0015.exe
The version number, supported products and fixes are the same.
    
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For this reason, I'm still using Daniel_K's X-Fi Support Pack 2.0.

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/XFI_SupportPack_2_0.exe (96.8 MB)

I couldn't find a better download, so I made my own. This is also a Self-Extracting .exe that I made in WinRar 3.90.
I downloaded your file, extracted it to the same folder it was in, the setup ran right after, and I installed everything that came up. I restarted, but now I have no sound. The speaker icon on the right hand corner of the desktop says "No Audio Output Device is enabled".

I'm using a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality Pro with Windows 7 64bit and I uninstalled all previous drivers with Driver Sweeper. Does the support pack work with my card or am I just messing up the installation?
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I downloaded your file, extracted it to the same folder it was in, the setup ran right after, and I installed everything that came up. I restarted, but now I have no sound. The speaker icon on the right hand corner of the desktop says "No Audio Output Device is enabled".

I'm using a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality Pro with Windows 7 64bit and I uninstalled all previous drivers with Driver Sweeper. Does the support pack work with my card or am I just messing up the installation?
Did you uninstall everything from the Windows control panel first before using Driver Sweeper? If not, then I think that's the source of the problem. I mean, this pack supports the entire line of X-Fi cards (except for the Xtreme Audio).
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Sorry I forgot to mention that. I uninstalled everything from the control panel, restarted, went into safe mode and deleted everything else through Driver Sweeper. I then restarted normally, and all I did was clicked the file which extracted everything and then ran the setup. It does support my card though?
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Sorry I forgot to mention that. I uninstalled everything from the control panel, restarted, went into safe mode and deleted everything else through Driver Sweeper. I then restarted normally, and all I did was clicked the file which extracted everything and then ran the setup. It does support my card though?
Indeed. Here's more information:

http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-...009/m-p/527485
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