Sound Blaster Audigy Pro - Win7 software?

) Anyone know?
I have a soundblaster Audigy Pro card and external box.
When Creative get arround to releasing ?drivers for Win 7 will it give me the CMS software and THX Console?
If not will they be releasing software as well?

I would suggest making sure that the Li've! 24bit is cleanswept and then also cleansweeping out the Audigy 2 ZS and then reinstalling. Here is the cleansweeping instructions:

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  • Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Audigy card on your system

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    ADSLNEW wrote:
    It seems to be an important BUG of Creative Sound Blaster Audigy cards related with EEPROM!!!
    Yes, indeed, that is my theory as well. After much ****hing and on-line research, it seems that this problem has been around since 2002. From Creative Labs point of view, it appears they view this as "pilot error" -- the user has installed the card in a system that is not fully compliant with the latest standards -- specifically Microsofts ACPI (configuration and power management). A wide variety of configurations and/or actions seem to cause the PCI subsystem ID in the Audigy EEPROM to be erroneously overwritten -- including certain older motherboards, certain older PCI cards, and perhaps other actions.
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    However, this fix will fail if the root causes of the EEPROM error are not corrected. Apparently, Creative Tech Support isn't always a foolproof source of guidance, so the burden is on you. The root cause MUST be corrected before the new card is installed, or the same problem will happen all over again. Eliminating the root cause may involve replacing your motherboard, replacing other PCI cards, or manual configuration (disabling ACPI).
    2) Reprogramming the EEPROM. This is for advanced PC owners only, because it involves desoldering the EEPROM, programming it, and resoldering (and even lifting some pins to prevent reprogramming). There are instructions on how to do this posted in the German Creative Labs discussion board, by a Russian (!). I have links for those who are interested.
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  • ::"setup could not detect any sound blaster audigy on your system

    Har ominstallerat WinXP PRO och tappade bort ljudet helt! Datorn kan se ( via Windows update) att det ?ren ljudenhet installerad men kan inte hitta drivrutiner, gick d?refter in p? er sida och provade f?rst med manuell nedladdning men d? kommer ett felmed upp som lyderkonstigt t?nkte jag..Provade erat eget autodetect program men d?r hittade programmet r?tt!!
    Produkter i ditt system:
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    Laddade ner och k?rde programmet och d? f?r jag medd IGEN!!....
    Era program hittar mitt kort f?r att sedan INTE hitta mitt kort...

    mrbergman wrote:
    Har ominstallerat WinXP PRO och tappade bort ljudet helt! Datorn kan se ( via Windows update) att det ?ren ljudenhet installerad men kan inte hitta drivrutiner, gick d?refter in p? er sida och provade f?rst med manuell nedladdning men d? kommer ett felmed upp som lyder:"setup could not detect any sound blaster audigy on your system"..konstigt t?nkte jag..Provade erat eget autodetect program men d?r hittade programmet r?tt!!
    Produkter i ditt system:
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    Laddade ner och k?rde programmet och d? f?r jag medd::"setup could not detect any sound blaster audigy on your system".. IGEN!!....
    Era program hittar mitt kort f?r att sedan INTE hitta mitt kort...
    I think you understand english good enough (som ni alla svenskar brukar g?ra (b?ttre ?n vi finskar i alla fall)) so I just give a link to another thread on this forum.
    This issue you're having, is quite common for Creative Audigy carrds (perhaps with OEM models mostly) if you just search this forum.
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  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Probl

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  • Sound blaster Audigy 2zs platinum setup with creative inspire 5.1 digital 5

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    (Mod Note: Name Removed)
    Creative Customer Support Services
    Creative Labs Europe:
    Original Message Follows:
    I understand you must be busy, so no problem.
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    When I run your speaker test HISSSSS, No Rears, no front left or right
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: CLE Customer Support [[email][email protected]]mailto:[email protected][/url]]
    Sent: 24 January 2006 5:44
    To: Martin
    Dear Martin
    I apologize for the delay on the answer.
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    (Mod Note: Name Removed)
    Original Message Follows:
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    my problem.
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: CLE Customer Support [[email][email protected]]mailto:[email protected][/url]]
    Sent: 8 January 2006 0:3
    To: Martin
    Subject: RE: CLE -
    Dear Martin
    Thanks for your reply
    Your soundcard is Audigy 2 ZS
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    to connect your soundcard to your speaker, to achieve the 5. effects
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    - Connect line out 2 jack of Audigy 2 ZS
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    - Connect line out 3 jack of Audigy 2 ZS
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    Best Regards
    (Mod Note: Name Removed)
    Creative Customer Support Services
    Creative Labs Europe
    Original Message Follows:
    You have lost me. Your sound card clearly states that I can have EAX
    surround decoding from the sound card I have purchased.
    All of the games on your web site claim to give me an environmental
    that will blow my mind, hence EAX.
    All I have done wrong is NOT buying your decoder that comes with the
    card. My mistake.
    All I want to do is re-address this issue and buy the correct
    Can you point me to the correct link on your web site so I can buy the
    correct decoder/processor?
    As for the PCM out of the above cables, this foxes me as my other
    only use Optical cabling on my Lexicon processor and from that I have DD
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    My issue is more to do with NO EAX from the rear and centre channels
    Kind regards
    -----Original Message-----
    From: CLE Customer Support [[email][email protected]]mailto:[email protected][/url]]
    Sent: 6 January 2006 09:3
    To: Martin
    Subject: RE: CLE - Technical Support Request (KMM887805I6636L0KM)
    Dear Martin
    Thanks for your reply
    All commercial digital connection eg. optical or coaxial cable will only
    carry PCM stereo signal. If you want to output the signal to a surround
    5. with extra EAX environment effects, it will not be possible at all
    since it is only restricted to stereo channel signal.
    As per current industry limitations, we are bound to follow the standard
    one-signal output for all our SPDIF and Optical output jacks. This is
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    Please note that all games are not dolby digital, even they are , it
    will require certain motherboard to encode it to dolby digital signal,
    which our soundcard does not support.
    You can only use analog connections to gain true 5. surround for
    Best Regards
    (Mod Note: Name Removed)
    Creative Customer Support Services
    Creative Labs Europe
    Original Message Follows:
    Hi Joong
    I don't fully understand your email, but I do get the gist of what
    saying and understand I need to connect the analogue cable to fully
    appreciate the sound in EAX.
    Would you be able to tell me what product I could buy from your
    which would marry up with the sound card I have, as I understand now
    the Inspire 5. will not do the job.
    Kind regards
    -----Original Message-----
    From: CLE Customer Support [[email][email protected]]mailto:[email protected][/url]]
    Sent: 6 January 2006 04:00
    To: Martin
    Subject: RE: CLE - Technical Support Request (KMM8875697I6636L0KM)
    Dear Martin
    Thank you for the reply.
    Computer games written with support for 3D audio do not require a Dolby
    Digital Interacti've Content Encoder (DICE) to output multichannel sound,
    with no exceptions. Sound devices that support the real time encoder
    technology from Dolby will simply receive the multichannel wave file
    output and encode it in real time to a somewhat modified Dolby Digital
    bitstream. Creative does not support the Dolby Digital Interacti've
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    The only difference between a Sound Blaster card and an audio card that
    has a real time encoder, is that you can make a one-wire, digital
    connection from your audio card to your home theater receiver and enjoy
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    issues. When connecting PC audio to a home theater receiver, Creative's
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    Best Regards
    (Mod Note: Name Removed)
    Creative Customer Support Services
    Please do not use this link to submit technical queries
    Original Message Follows:
    One particular game which has "in-game" DD is Farcry; I used this as my
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    is present as you would expect, but does if it was a Movie, which makes
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    I originally thought I could put all this to rest if I could buy the
    panel that would have come with the Sound card if I had not tried to
    money, but every time I search your accessories site I get completely
    it really isn't user friendly, the sub-menus are very time consuming and
    point you in the wrong direction because they are not categorised as Joe
    public would understand
    I downloaded your TEST Movies and creative demo player utility, ran it
    still no EAX HD or DD if that were present.
    I want to put this card and Processor into my boys computer (which is
    same Spec as mine and I will update to the FX series, but I am unwilling
    I cannot find a logical reason why this set-up cannot work first.
    Would it have anything to do with the pins on the Digital out on the
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    From: CLE Customer Support [[email][email protected]]mailto:[email protected][/url]]
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