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Sound Blaster Live 5.1 compatible for Windows 7?

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February 16, 2013 10:46:54 PM

I came acrossed a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and I wanted to install it in my Windows 7 rig. Is it possible?
a b $ Windows 7
February 17, 2013 9:34:46 AM

No, it won't work on Windows 7 as there's no compatible driver for it. It's an old, discontinued model which hasn't received any new drivers since Windows XP.
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August 20, 2013 4:58:15 PM

kassuba39 said:
I came acrossed a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and I wanted to install it in my Windows 7 rig. Is it possible?


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April 8, 2014 2:33:06 PM

phil22 said:
No, it won't work on Windows 7 as there's no compatible driver for it. It's an old, discontinued model which hasn't received any new drivers since Windows XP.


Had the Same problem (today) updating a XP PC (P4 series) to Windows 7... (since XP is now discontinued) BUT No driver for the Soundcard (SB Live! 5.1)
Did a google search, tried the 3th party driver (works) but did get errors and even a BSOD...


SOLUTION That Works Using Creative Drivers
:
Find your installer CD that came with your SBLive.. (or find torrent of the ISO -> search for: Soundblaster)
Copy the Driver directory to your HDD (or USB drive)
then select the EXE file in the Root and go to properties, then select to run in: XP SP2 comp. mode.
Then run the EXE..now it will install the "old" WDM driver and you got sound... I disabled the Game Port after install..
Seems to be stable.. got sound and no futher issues...

Hope this helps....
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