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Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card

  1. #31


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Very odd. My Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card 64-bit drivers installed automatically on installing Windows 8 and work fine in Windows 8. I use my Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card as default for sound in Windows 8.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 CP


    Hey guys

    Today i installed the Win8 CP. Everythin's fine, the only problem is that when i install X-Fi driver (the one that ive been usin on Win7), it installs only the driver itself, nothin else! I got sound, i got everythin, but no Creative Control Panel (which is a must..). I've seen that HPDeskjet uploaded screenshots with the Control Panel open.

    Could you help me get that darn Control Panel, guys? Thanks!
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  3. #33


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 CP

    Solved!


    Problem solved: i manually installed Creative Console Launcher. Works as its supposed to work
    Thanks anyways!
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Hi GMan,

    I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if I have to introduce myself on the forums before posting my question..

    I have the same problem, I can't install the Creative X-Fi driver on Windows 8. I also have a Multimedia Audio Controller entry on Device Manager, and following your instructions my Hardware ids are:

    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&CC_040100
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&CC_0401

    Thank you in advance for your help!
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  5. #35


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by DudeLove View Post
    Hi GMan,

    I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if I have to introduce myself on the forums before posting my question..

    I have the same problem, I can't install the Creative X-Fi driver on Windows 8. I also have a Multimedia Audio Controller entry on Device Manager, and following your instructions my Hardware ids are:

    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&CC_040100
    PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&CC_0401

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    That's how I started on forums; it was when my motherboard had faulty capacitors on it and before I figured that out. Every time my machine would create thumbnails for video files, the machine would bug check. So I asked for help on the forum and really got into debugging from that point on. I easily could have replaced the caps with low esr type as I've done to fix NVIDIA cards, but I found a better motherboard than what I had, compatible with everything (it was the only one I could find online actually) for $30 US to my door. I've been using it perfectly ever since.

    So welcome! Now, your issue.

    I'll be right on it, probably with success, but to even begin thinking about this, I need to know if you installed Windows 8 x64 or x86 (64 bit or 32 bit, that means.)
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Hi GMan,

    Thanks for the welcome

    It's Windows 8 in 32 bit.
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  7. #37


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by DudeLove View Post
    Hi GMan,

    Thanks for the welcome

    It's Windows 8 in 32 bit.
    You're welcome.

    I found a 2010 driver for similar hardware. I needed to edit the .inf for it to work on your machine with your hardware. I've done it rather quickly and don't own anything by Creative. Because of those things, it might now work immediately for you. If not, let me know and I will try to fix it. Should be fine though.

    Extract the download to a folder. Open device manager. Right click the unknown device (or Creative) line needing the driver. Choose Update driver software, Browse My Computer...., Let me pick...., Have disk, click Browse

    Now find wdma_emu.inf in the extracted folder and double click on it. Hit next and then ok. It will then install.

    To install the app(s) that come with it, you can then try going to \DudeLove_Creative_driver\common\i386 in the extracted folder and running AppSetup.exe but I'm not entirely sure it will do so. Good chances.

    Good luck and enjoy. (Save the download in a good permanent place outside of your machine in case you need it for a new install or something.)

    DudeLove_Creative_driver.rar
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  8. #38


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Hi GMan,

    thanks once again for the file. I installed it exactly as you said and it did recognize it, but I still have no available audio service (The Audio Service is not running.) I've tried to uninstall it and do it again, but no dice. Wonder what's wrong?
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  9. #39


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by DudeLove View Post
    Hi GMan,

    thanks once again for the file. I installed it exactly as you said and it did recognize it, but I still have no available audio service (The Audio Service is not running.) I've tried to uninstall it and do it again, but no dice. Wonder what's wrong?
    Maybe 2nd time is the goods? Try replacing the .inf in the downloaded/extracted folder with the first one in attachments here, then install again same as before.

    If not, try the 2nd attachment to replace the .inf.

    If either works, then create you own zip or rar of the folder for archive purposes.
    Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card Attached Files
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  10. #40


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    DudeLove, did you upgrade install Windows 8? If so, I have a different fix to apply as well after trying the above.
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