I'v just bought a Creative sb live 24 bit 7.1 OEM sound card. It didn't come with any drivers. I'v had a look on the creative website for the drivers with no joy. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get the drivers please. Many thanks.
I think you will find that the creative cards use a universal driver which can be downloaded from here. click here(ENG).exe once downloaded the correct drivers are loaded. After that the creative site offers an auto update service. I dont know what has happened to their support site it used to be a lot easier to use.
creative im led to believe do not support OEM cards so the drivers should be supplied by the OEM with the card.
I have read postings to this effect on the creative forum regarding problems installing creative retail drivers or using the creative auto update with an OEM card. Contact the store you purchased it from maybe.
Whilst I cant speak from a great deal of experience OEM hardware is generally no different from retail hardware but it is not packaged as attractively and it doesnt come with software which is your main problem.
you should still get a driver cd, the software means games, etc, that come with creative retail boxes. I got a soundblaster from a local computer shop and the card came in a anti static bag plus a creative cd with drivers and the creative control panel etc.
citadel, that may have been your experience but oem hardware doesnt always have software included, drivers or any additional software. oem equipment is originally intended to be sold to computer manufacturers who buy a large amount of 1 item and do not require a corresponding number of cdroms as the drivers for all components will be included on a single disc provided with the PC when purchased.