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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Getting your Sound Blaster Live! card to work with Vista Beta 2

So, I'm compelled to explain how i got my sound card to work in Vista Beta 2, mainly because I scoured the reaches of "teh InterWeb" and couldn't find a fail-safe solution. Here it is:

  1. Just got to Creative's site and download the latest drivers for XP. The file you download should be LiveDrvUni-Pack(ENG).exe.
  2. Running this installer doesn't work, so you have to right-click the exe, go to Properties > Compatibility tab, and check "Compatibility Mode" for Windows XP Service Pack 2.
  3. Now run the installer, it should be able to "detect" you sound card right and get basic sound working.

Ok, altruistic moment over.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does not work.

11:36 PM


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