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Old 02-18-09, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

File Name : SBXF_W7DRVBETA_US_2_18_0008.exe
This download is a beta driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 Beta 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 IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release. When this happens, user should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver available.
This download supports the following audio devices only:

Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series audio devices listed above
Notes:

To install this driver
Download the .exe file onto your local hard disk.
Double-click the downloaded file.
Follow the instructions on the screen.


direct link
http://files.creative.com/manualdn/D..._2_18_0008.exe
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Old 02-18-09, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

BTW, driver works for Vista as well.

Driver Date: 1/21/2009
Driver Version: 6.0.1.1368
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Old 06-10-09, 01:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

Did you install it on Win7? Were the any improvements over the driver installed with the RC? I noticed that after my WIN7/RC installation my X-Fi was installed as well as the control panel and control console.I didnt have to install my ethernet driver either,weird s hit,but I'm not complaining thats for sure.Cant wait for this one
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Old 06-10-09, 01:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

Edit: Just looked on the soundblaster site and I see even newer ones dated April 24th 2009.


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File Name : SBXF_W7DRVBTA_US_2_18_0013.exe

This download is a beta driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 Beta 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 IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
* We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
* Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release. When this happens, user should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver available.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
* Sound Blaster X-Fi

Added Features and Enhancements:

* Enables Dolby® Digital Live and DTS® Connect features.

Requirements:

* Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series audio devices listed above

Notes:

* To install this driver
1. Download the .exe file onto your local hard disk.
2. Double-click the downloaded file.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Old 06-11-09, 12:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

Thanks for the heads up nekro.

I am doing this for 7 and seems stable as an old ladies rocking chair on the old carpet.
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Old 06-11-09, 12:27 AM   #6
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Installed the SBXF_W7DRVBTA_US_2_18_0013.exe, and everything is running great. Even though they're the beta Win7 drivers, it works great on Vista64 SP2.

Edit: Crap. Rather large problem. If I'm playing anything that's using ALchemy, then I can't get any sound output with Fraps. So I tried to change some settings around and even tried recording without ALchemy and it's very iffy at this point. Sometimes sound records, sometimes it doesn't.

Didn't have any issues what so ever with the older drivers for my X-Fi. So I'll be doing a clean installation of sound drivers later to see if it's a beta driver issue.
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Old 06-11-09, 01:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Series Beta Driver 2.18.0008 for win7

Ive never had any issues with the latest W7 x-fi drivers. And im using the 64bit windows 7. Although i never installed ALchemy. Perhaps that is causing the problem? Everything seems to work just fine without ALchemy anyway.
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Do these or can these be made to work with the Auzentech Prelude?
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Do these or can these be made to work with the Auzentech Prelude?
Perhaps its best to just download them from their official website?

http://www.auzensupport.com/site/download/updates.php
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Perhaps its best to just download them from their official website?

http://www.auzensupport.com/site/download/updates.php
The drivers there are for Vista. They don't show any drivers there for Windows 7. I was just wondering if anyone has seen anything about these being adapted for the Prelude on Windows 7.
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my main rig is still vista, but prelude is just a more fancy x-fi, just open the main inf file and add prelude info to it.
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my main rig is still vista, but prelude is just a more fancy x-fi, just open the main inf file and add prelude info to it.
Still Vista here as well and was thinking the same thing about the .inf file.
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