Solution: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi / Titanium Windows 7 Hardware/Device Detection Issue ~ Creative Labs Zen MP3 Players Sound Blaster Card
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Solution: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi / Titanium Windows 7 Hardware/Device Detection Issue

Some of our forum members are having hardware/device detection issue with their Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium in Windows 7. Well, Creative has just the solution for this, its a Product Identification Module Update which will help you get your Windows 7 PC to detect your sound blaster X-Fi / Titanium card.

Release date : 12 Jan 10
This update resolves the hardware/device detection issue for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices in Microsoft® Windows® 7. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

File Name : PID_W7PCAPP_US_2_11_01.exe
This update resolves the hardware/device detection issue for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices in Microsoft® Windows® 7. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Professional Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi

Resolves the hardware/device detection issue in Creative Software AutoUpdate running on Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit
Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices listed above

To install this driver
Download the file onto your local hard disk.
Double-click the downloaded file.
Follow the instructions on the screen.


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Anonymous said...

Yah, but the problem is the PID software does not work. It tells me I'm not running Win7 and need to install it. I'm already running Win7. Check the Creative forum on this topic - NO ONE can get it to work. Creative is running a racket - it does NOT support Win7 x64.

Jimmyboy88 said...

microsoft keeps changing their OS, manufacturers like creative is having a hard time playing catchup game

Anonymous said...

I just got off the phone with Creative Tech support. They are acting like no such issue exists. They are lying through their teeth by not fixing their faulty driver or providing support for their customers.

Anonymous said...

My SB X-fi is working fine.

Jimmyboy88 said...

is your soundblaster stated in the list stated above? if yes, then try the driver

hansp said...

My card is not detected by this patch either. I have tried 2 different PCIE-slots

Anonymous said...

This patch tells me I don't have any creative devices on my system then shuts down? But the sound works and uses the windows drivers. I can't install the creative drivers because they tell me there is no X-fi card there. Even stranger this worked perfectly before I re-installed win 7. Device manager has it labeled high definition audio device [onboard sound is disabled]. I'm thinking my life was fine until Windows Seven, XP never gave me so much crap.

Anonymous said...

I'm anonymous from comment above. I had an idea to install XP on my backup drive which would detect the X-Fi and prove Windows Seven to be rubbish ---- XP didn't see the card either! So the problem is hardware. Apologies to Windows Seven!

Jimmy Loh said...

but your sound card work before you install win 7. so its not the sound card issue too. do you have the latest driver installed?

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Creative failed badly with soundblaster axx 8, 10 and 20. They gave out more review units than sold. Many mils written off. Why? because it is not portable and the USB charger is not included. And confusing about needs little power or hardly any power. There was a global launch with relatively high initial production and unfortunately hardly any sales.

Here comes sound blaster axx 200. It is initially available in the US and CES and initially the sales is good. But it was a little late as it arrives near the end of holiday season. Now sales drop to very little. It is introduced in Singapore and IT Show and sells more than the US now. A few days back, it is launched in EU and many countries. It came a bit late as the interest has subsided. Why so late? Because of sound blaster axx 8, 10 and 20 failure so don't dare to ramp up production for immediate global launch.

Same problem for sound blaster roar. Not sure about demand, so low production. Now wants to ramp up but encounters problem or possibly sabotage. US launch and global launch delayed. Out of stock even in Singapore till at least 6 may. preorder cannot be fulfilled.

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