Windows Vista™ - Driver Availability Chart
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Summary:

  • Creative continues our commitment to providing superior product support with our driver development plan for Microsoft Windows Vista.
  • Creative products not listed here may be classified as discontinued products which will not have additional driver updates within our software development plan.
  • For MP3 players, soundcards and webcams, please refer to the section Vista Driver Availability Chart for Creative Products to check if your product can be used with Windows Vista.

How can I tell if I need a 32-bit or 64-bit driver?

To determine whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Vista:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Right-click Computer.
  3. Click Properties. This will open System Properties. Your Windows Vista(TM) type will be listed under System Type.

or

  1. Click Start type system in the Search box, and then click system in the Program list.
  2. The operating system appears as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.

What are native drivers?

Native drivers are a set of software files that come with the Microsoft operating system. These allow the operating system to recognize and control the functionality of a device. Windows Vista includes native operating system support for some Creative products while others will require you to acquire drivers from Creative.

As drivers may not be available for some or all of your hardware, one option to retain the functionality of such hardware is to keep your existing Windows version and install Windows Vista in a dual boot configuration.

Note: The MP3 products ZEN Micro, ZEN Sleek, ZEN Xtra and ZEN Touch require the latest firmware to ensure Native Support in Window Vista.

Vista Driver Availability Chart for Creative Products

To proceed with downloading the drivers, please refer to the downloads section in the product support homepage

Product Driver Plan
External Sound Blaster
Xmod Native Support
Xmod Wireless Native Support
Internal Sound Blaster
X-Fi Xtreme Audio Vista Driver Available
PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio Vista Driver Available
X-Fi No Development Plan
X-Fi XtremeGamer FPS Vista Driver Available
X-Fi Platinum FC Vista Driver Available
X-Fi XtremeMusic Vista Driver Available
X-Fi XtremeGamer Vista Driver Available
X-Fi Platinum Vista Driver Available
X-Fi Fatal1ty Vista Driver Available
X-Fi Elite Pro Vista Driver Available
Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA Vista Driver Available
Audigy Platinum and Platinum eX series Vista Driver Available
Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series Vista Driver Available
Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series Vista Driver Available
Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Vista Driver Available
Audigy Value/LS/SE/Live! 24-bit(internal) Vista Driver Available
Live! Series / Earlier PCI releases / All ISA releases No Development Plan
USB Sound Blaster
Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor Vista Driver Available
Digital Music Vista Driver Available
Audigy® 2 NX Vista Driver Available
Live!® 24-bit External Vista Driver Available
Digital Music PX Vista Driver Available
Connect Vista Driver Available
MP3+ Vista Driver Available
Surround 5.1 Vista Driver Available
Digital Music SX Vista Driver Available
Digital Music LX Vista Driver Available
Extigy No Development Plan
Visit our Sound Blaster Download Page if your product is not on this list
Cameras
*Native support
Live! Cam Optia AF (VF0280)* Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Optia Pro (VF0380)* Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Optia (VF0270)* Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Video IM (VF0220) Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Video IM Pro (VF0230) Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Video IM Pro (VF0410)* Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Notebook Pro (VF0250) Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Voice (VF0170) Beta Driver Available
WebCam Live! Motion (VF0150) Beta Driver Available
Live! Cam Vista IM (VF0260) Vista Driver Available
Live! Cam Notebook Ultra Vista Driver Available
WebCam Live! Ultra for Notebooks Vista Driver Available
WebCam Live! Ultra Beta Driver Available
WebCam Vista (VF0330) Vista Driver Available
WebCam Live! No Development Plan
WebCam Live! Pro No Development Plan
WebCam Live! Effects No Development Plan
WebCam Instant No Development Plan
Live! Wireless No Development Plan
WebCam NX No Development Plan
WebCam Vista Vista Driver Available
WebCam Notebook PD1170 No Development Plan
WebCam Notebook VF0030 No Development Plan
PC-CAM Series No Development Plan
DiVi CAM 525D Beta Driver Available
DiVi CAM 516 Beta Driver Available
Visit our Web Cameras Download Page if your product is not on this list
MP3 Players
For players which are denoted with (MTP) or (PDE), please upgrade its firmware to a PlaysForSure firmware before using them on Windows Vista. Do refer to Further Suggestions below on Using Creative MP3 Players with Windows Vista
MuVo Family Native Support
MuVo² Family Native Support
Digital MP3 Player Family / Rhomba Native Support
ZEN X-Fi 8GB / 16GB / 32GB Native Support
ZEN Mozaic Native Support
ZEN Wav Native Support
ZEN Vision Native Support
ZEN Vision W Native Support
ZEN Vision:M Native Support
ZEN Sleek Photo Native Support
ZEN MicroPhotoZEN Nano Plus Native Support
ZEN Neeon Native Support
ZEN Neeon 2 Native Support
ZEN Stone with built-in speaker Native Support
ZEN Stone Native Support
ZEN Stone Plus with built-in speaker Native Support
ZEN Stone Plus Native Support
ZEN V Native Support
ZEN V Plus Native Support
To upgrade your players to their MTP firmwares, please refer to "Updating the Firmware on a Creative MP3 Player" in Further Suggestions
ZEN Sleek (MTP) With upgraded firmware (MTP Firmware)
ZEN Micro (MTP) With upgraded firmware (MTP Firmware)
ZEN Xtra (MTP) With upgraded firmware (MTP Firmware)
ZEN Touch (MTP) With upgraded firmware (MTP Firmware)
ZEN Micro (PDE) More information on PDE
ZEN Sleek (PDE) More information on PDE
ZEN Xtra (PDE) More information on PDE
ZEN Touch (PDE) More information on PDE
All archived products not listed above No Development Plan
You may also visit our MP3 Players Download Page for other available drivers.
Keyboards and Mice
Prodikeys - PS/2 No Development Plan
Prodikeys DM - PS/2 No Development Plan
Prodikeys DM (Value) - PS/2 No Development Plan
Prodikeys PC-MIDI - USB No Development Plan
All (except Prodikeys & Prodikeys DM) Native Support
You may also visit our Keyboards and Mice Download Page for other available drivers.
3Dlabs Graphics Cards
3Dlabs Graphics cards No Development Plan
Modem & Networking
Internet DECT Phone No Development Plan
Modem Blaster V.92 PCMCIA (DI5611) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster V.92 Serial (DE5621) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster V.92 USB (DE5671-1) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster PCI (DI5663A) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster PCI (DI5633) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster PCI DI5656 No Development Plan
Modem Blaster PCI (DI5655) No Development Plan
Modem Blaster USB DE5673 No Development Plan
Modem Blaster V.92 PCI (DI5631) No Development Plan
Broadxent PCI 56K Fax Modem DI3631 No Development Plan
Broadxent PCI 56K Modem DI3652 No Development Plan
Broadband DSL Multi-Mode No Development Plan
Broadband ADSL Bridge No Development Plan
Broadband Router 8110 No Development Plan
Broadband Blaster Router 8015U No Development Plan
BriteCam IP Video Camera (BC1800) No Development Plan
Broadband Blaster ADSL 8426 No Development Plan
Broadband Blaster ADSL Router 8022 No Development Plan
Network Blaster Wireless PCMCIA Card No Development Plan
Network Blaster 54Mbps Notebook Adapter No Development Plan
Network Blaster Wireless USB Adapter No Development Plan
Network Blaster 54Mbps Access Point No Development Plan
Bluetooth Headset CB2450 No Development Plan
BlueTooth USB Adapter CB2431 No Development Plan
Bluetooth Headset CB2455 No Development Plan
Bluetooth USB Adapter CB2436 No Development Plan
Network Blaster Powerline Ethernet Adapter No Development Plan
Wireless Adapter CB3700 No Development Plan
Wireless Adapter CB3200 No Development Plan
Creative Professional (E-MU) For the latest E-MU updates click here.

Further Suggestions

SID37611: Using Creative MP3 Players with Windows Vista™
SID7369: Windows Vista™ FAQ
SID64507: Where Can I Download the Latest Creative Drivers/Applications?
Last Updated: February 14, 2013