Build problems

I just built a new system with Windows 7. The problem I am having is with the sound card. I bought the
PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series. I installed the card and did a fresh install of Windows 7 but when I tried to install the drivers from the CD the install program claims it cant find the hardware installed. I know the card is installed correctly and is not broken because Windows 7 installed it with its own generic drivers. I downloaded the newest drivers from Creatives site but they also claim it cant find the installed hardware. Has anybody been able to install Creatives drivers and apps?
I feel using the card with windows drivers is worthless since I need proper 5.1 and 7.1 audio from the card. I have the older PCI Xtreamergamer Fatal1ty pro and it and all its drivers installed flawless. Whats going on? Is there a fix? Are there older versions of the X-FI Titanium that's not compatible with Windows 7 ?
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  1. Ingeld said:
    I just built a new system with Windows 7. The problem I am having is with the sound card. I bought the
    PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series. I installed the card and did a fresh install of Windows 7 but when I tried to install the drivers from the CD the install program claims it cant find the hardware installed. I know the card is installed correctly and is not broken because Windows 7 installed it with its own generic drivers. I downloaded the newest drivers from Creatives site but they also claim it cant find the installed hardware. Has anybody been able to install Creatives drivers and apps?
    I feel using the card with windows drivers is worthless since I need proper 5.1 and 7.1 audio from the card. I have the older PCI Xtreamergamer Fatal1ty pro and it and all its drivers installed flawless. Whats going on? Is there a fix? Are there older versions of the X-FI Titanium that's not compatible with Windows 7 ?



    Have you tried this yet?

    http://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nDriverType=1#type_1
    Release date : 12 Jan 10
    File Name : PID_W7PCAPP_US_2_11_01.exe
    This update resolves the hardware/device detection issue for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices in Microsoft® Windows® 7. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

    This download supports the following audio devices only:

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

    Resolves the hardware/device detection issue in Creative Software AutoUpdate running on Windows 7.
    Requirements:

    Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit
    Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices listed above
    Notes:

    To install this driver
    Download the file onto your local hard disk.
    Double-click the downloaded file.
    Follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Vista needed the alchemy driver. Perhaps W7 does too ? You can also try uninstalling it from the device manager. Reboot and see if it finds drivers. Also try W-update.
  3. Ingeld said:
    I just built a new system with Windows 7. The problem I am having is with the sound card. I bought the
    PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series. I installed the card and did a fresh install of Windows 7 but when I tried to install the drivers from the CD the install program claims it cant find the hardware installed. I know the card is installed correctly and is not broken because Windows 7 installed it with its own generic drivers.


    I have experienced this problem as well when I changed to Windows 7 on my gamer PC, solution was to reseat the card and Windows would pick it up, hopefully that will work for you as well.
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