Upgraded to windows 8.1 now no sound

Hi I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 now my creative Sound Blaster x- fi extreme gamer sound card is not working no sound. Looking on the web it seems a problem with creative and when i try them they say their is now no support for sb xfi cards. What can i do ive tried everything i did get it working but on re booth no sound. It was working on 8 perfect and workin on my 7 do i need to do a re install back to 8 hope not.

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  1. Did you try running windows updates?
  2. Good point i thought my installing to 8.1 i would have the latest
  3. DIDNT WORK
  4. It seems that there are a ton of issues regarding that card and Win 8.1, try checking this thread out and seeing if any of the suggestions work.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-hardware/no-sound-after-updating-to-win-81-with-creative-x/1a2d23c4-a079-44c9-a21f-7d81117dc0c2
  5. It seems that there are a ton of issues regarding that card and Win 8.1, try checking this thread out and seeing if any of the suggestions work.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-hardware/no-sound-after-updating-to-win-81-with-creative-x/1a2d23c4-a079-44c9-a21f-7d81117dc0c2
  6. Try Linux on cd or thumb drive if you have sound restart windows go to run (windows key + r) type msconfig boot tab advanced tick maximum memory reduce to 2 gb apply save restart. SOUND. try increasing max memory if I go to 4gb sound stops.
    good luck.
  7. itzdanielp said:
    Did you try running windows updates?

    nah dude i didnt because IM AN IDIOT. Cmon. What century do you live in. You are asking us questions for dumb asses when youre the real dumb ass because you didnt think that we would do that. I hope this isnt your career field because youd get a kick in the balls everytime you do your job. I would definitely refer you to be a professional captain obvious because it seems like thats all you can do.
  8. gisellerampage said:
    itzdanielp said:
    Did you try running windows updates?

    nah dude i didnt because IM AN IDIOT. Cmon. What century do you live in. You are asking us questions for dumb asses when youre the real dumb ass because you didnt think that we would do that. I hope this isnt your career field because youd get a kick in the balls everytime you do your job. I would definitely refer you to be a professional captain obvious because it seems like thats all you can do.



    Are you 12? If not, It's quite obvious you are dealing with either SEVERE untreated anger issues, or perhaps a sexual identity crisis?

    Regardless, You obviously do not work in the industry, as, though the question MAY seem to be Obvious, Belligerent, perhaps even insulting, however, you would be AMAZED at the amount of times even Pro's, usually just as a result of going through in their heads quick checks....too quickly....can oversee something blatantly obvious. I actually had the VP of IT from a VERY Large C.P.G. company that could not get his monitor to work, and "overlooked" checking his connection to the motherboard as he just "assumed" it was connected. We all make silly mistakes at times, especially when in a rush. Everyone who has ever had to "pay their dues" in support, has gone through this, and, while it sadly Angers you beyond common sense, it is a required start point.

    Hopefully this sheds some light for you in the future when "Stupid Questions" are asked. And Hopefully, you can learn to appreciate those people who are KIND enough to even REPLY with their "Stupid Questions" to assist the person in a bind in the first place.

    Just a helpful hint, your irreverent rants MIGHT be taken with a little more consideration if you discover a little thing that can help greatly, called Punctuation - punc·tu·a·tion (pngkch-shn) - which is a noun, meaning to use standard marks and signs in writing and printing to separate words into sentences, clauses, and phrases in order to clarify meaning. Just some friendly advice that MAY come in handy some day.
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