Originally Posted by bob saget
i wasn't clear. yes it does diable through the bios, and the realtec sound device then doesn't show up in the control panel, however the sound card is still not recognized. i have it enabled now because i haven't diabled it yet from yesterday when i tried having it on. when i try the beta drivers, i will disable it, and remove the sound card first, boot without it, and reboot and install drivers with the sound card in.
Ok, that makes sense - when I first installed my X-fi I thought something was wrong because nothing showed up anywhere until I installed the drivers - always thought it was odd that Win7 wouldn't recognize certain newer cards....