X-Fi Sound card query on Windows 7

  CurlyWhirly 20:25 22 Jan 2012

A while ago I bought the OEM version of a Soundblaster X-F1 sound card (below)


I have a dual-boot PC (with Windows 7 and Vista) and Vista recognises the sound card properly as in Device Manager, the driver is listed as 'Creative SB X-Fi' but on Windows 7 it is merely listed as 'High Definition Audio' which is strange ?

I don't think it is using onboard sound on Windows 7 as it is disabled in the BIOS so I'm just wondering if it is just another name for the X-Fi ?

  Ian in Northampton 08:10 23 Jan 2012

Did you load a Windows 7 version of the driver on the W7 'side' of your machine? I think I'm right in saying, you need to install drivers for both operating systems in a dual boot configuration.

  CurlyWhirly 20:42 23 Jan 2012

ian in Northampton - no I didn't run a Windows 7 version on the W7 'side' of my PC.

I have not run a dual-boot system before and will try it, cheers.

Chronus - thanks for the links

  CurlyWhirly 21:40 23 Jan 2012

The advice worked, cheers to you both.

  Ian in Northampton 09:21 24 Jan 2012

Yay! I love a story with a happy ending.

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