Soundcard Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by itprotj, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. itprotj

    itprotj MDL Novice

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry if this is the wrong section for this post,

    I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit the other day and it works perfectly, Just one thing. My old Sound blaster PCI64 card was working when i was on vista 32bit but ever since I went to Windows 7 it cannot find any drivers via windows updates. I have researched to try and find drivers for this sound card on the web but little or no download links work and the ones that do just don't work. Any suggestions of what to do, APART from buying a new soundcard.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Try downloading Vista drivers for it. 7 dropped native drivers for some older cards, my sound blaster live for instance is using old drivers.
     
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  3. shakeyplace

    shakeyplace MDL Addicted

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    a little late now, but maybe, if you still have the vista install....
    use a driver backup program to backup the native vista driver for the souncard and install in windows 7 from device manager
     
  4. itprotj

    itprotj MDL Novice

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    Hey guys, thanks for the responses

    I did a clean install of Win7 Ultimate 64bit over my vista ultimate 32bit so no way of getting my drivers back from vista... Easily anyway.

    I have tried searching for vista drivers for my soundcard but just resulting in failure. The manufactor Creative doesn't even list the drivers for my soundcard anymore probably because its too old. In a few months I will have access to a few more computers maybe I could put the soundcard in one of them that has vista and get it to detect the drivers then copy the driver files over to my computer..

    Hmm
     
  5. Blindbat

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  6. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    download and install lavalys everest ultimate
    this will show you the names your device comes under, and usually has links for the driver download, or you can google the name it gives for the device
     
  7. Siliwangi

    Siliwangi MDL Member

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  9. Siliwangi

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    you are welcome, nice to share....:)
     
  10. itprotj

    itprotj MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the responses guys!

    Okay KXProject was a dead end after it said I didn't have a compatible card but lavalys everest ultimate showed me all the cards in my computer,
    My soundcard is apparently named: Creative SBPCI 128 (EnSoniq ES1370) Sound Card. So i've been googling "Ensoniq ES1370 driver" For the past hour or two, Haven't found a vista driver for it yet but i'll keep looking a bit more before I give up
     
  11. drably

    drably MDL Member

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    soundblaster? give me an effin break!!!
    you cheap bastard.
    go buy a new sound card.
    geeze. they do not cost anymore than some pocket change these days.
    remember, expensive does not mean its better.
     
  12. itprotj

    itprotj MDL Novice

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    Hi mr flamer,

    If you bothered to read the first post in the topic you will notice i said "Apart from buying a new soundcard"

    Oh and I think anyone in the world could afford a new soundcard, I know I can. My trusty old soundblaster has served me well and It would be a pity to give it up just because of not being able to find a driver.
     
  13. shakeyplace

    shakeyplace MDL Addicted

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    #13 shakeyplace, Nov 7, 2009
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    I agree, why go out and buy or build a new pc just cause ms came out with a new os? that would just add to the landfills, verygood of you itprotj, thanks for caring about the environment, I would do the same. It is not about the $20 for a new sound card!