Sound Blaster X-Fi series Vista Driver 2.13.0001 Beta

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For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

  • THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
  • We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver for critical tasks.
  • This driver is for installation with official release versions of Windows Vista only.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic,
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Creative Sound Blaster Elite Pro 

Current release features:

  • X-Fi Crystalizer
  • X-Fi CMSS®-3D
  • MIDI Playback
  • EAX® Effects
  • PCM stereo output through optical out
  • Line-in connectivity
  • Recording capabilities.

Known issues:

  • This driver does not support the following:
    • Decoding of Dolby® Digital and DTS signals
    • DVD-Audio
    • DirectSound®-based EAX games
    • 6.1 speaker mode.
  • SPDIF passthrough is supported on Vista 32-bit only.
  • Applications from the original Sound Blaster X-Fi CD will not work with this download.


  • Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above.


  • Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
  • To install the driver, do the following:
    1. Download the SBXF_PCDVTBETA_US_2_13_0001.exe file into your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • To uninstall the driver, do the following:
    1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Control Panel.
    2. Double-click the Device Manager icon.
    3. Double-click the Sound, video and game controllers option.
    4. Right-click the Creative SB X-Fi option, and select Uninstall.
      The Confirm Device Uninstall dialog box appears.
    5. Select the Delete the driver software for this device option.
      Note: This check box must be selected to avoid reinstallation issues.
    6. Click the OK button.
    7. Restart your computer.
  • To reinstall the driver, do the following:
    1. Double-click the downloaded file.
    2. When the message You must restart your computer to apply these changes appears, click the Restart Later button.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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