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Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external - no surround sound

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rockerbruce, May 20, 2007.

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  1. rockerbruce

    rockerbruce Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,
    I just recently bought a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external sound card to connect my 5.1 speaker set into. I plug the Sound Blaster into my laptop which runs Windows Vista Business.
    I have been able to get all the speakers working with the Windows drivers installed using the "Virtual Sound" option (Control Panel -> Sound -> Speakers -> Enhancements.) Windows tests all speakers correctly also.
    However, when I install the updated Creative drivers it will continue to use only 2 speakers even with DVD's etc... even though Windows understands I am using 5.1
    I would just leave it without the Creative drivers, however I need them in order to record audio properly through its inputs.
    Has anyone else encountered this, or know how to fix this? Damn Vista always causing problems ;)
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
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