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Sound Blaster Z and 1809 upgrade

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Morpheous416, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. StalCaiRe

    StalCaiRe New Member

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    have you tried installing the driver for sound blaster Z in Windows Safe mode with device manager

    after that back in Win10 Normal mode you will see that in device manager under sound video & game controller only the entry "Sound Blaster Z" will be there

    if you install the driver trought device manager in normal mode there will be the entrys "Sound Blaster Z" & "Sound Blaster Audio Controller" somehow this seems to result in many sound related bugs ...
    since I reinstalled the driver in device manager in windows safe mode I have no random sound cut offs or any distortion lag or some thing else using Win10 Pro 1809
     
  2. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Maha Guru

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    Two months later and still nothing from Creative for the Sound Blaster Z owners. Really hoping for an update soon, I've been putting off the Windows 10 19H1 Update; waiting for them to drop new drivers.
     
  3. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    We wont see any updates. They are bad.
     
  4. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Why would SBZ owners need a new driver for the May update?
    Asking cause i have one. I would have thought that the card would work as it already does with 1803 build of win10.
     

  5. Pinstripe

    Pinstripe Member Guru

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    You don't. I got a SBZ and Win 1903, no problems with the old drivers.
     
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  6. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Maha Guru

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    We might see an update, from a creative developer on this thread:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/SoundBlasterOfficial/comments/bc2sm4/sound_blaster_z_newer_driver/ekqebuy/

    I'm going to start a thread on that sub-reddit for Soundblaster Z, so upvote and comment that we'd like to see a driver update, hopefully it'll push them to release one faster. I''ll edit and link it below once I post it.

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/SoundBlast...nd_blaster_z_driver_for_latest_windows_1903/?
     
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  7. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Btw, any issues i've had with the Z and win 10, is that with every major windows update, Win decides to install a driver from the windows update that while indeed newer, doesn't work.
    So i just install the one from the Creative support site and (again) disable the auto hardware driver update.
     

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