To our dutch readers:
hoewel geen gebruik op WoT heb ik besloten de hoofdpunten van het artikel wegens de ENORME hoeveelheid vraag toch maar in het engels te vertalen. dit is inweze dus alleen maar in het kort wat er eerder ook is verteld: je hoeft het niet te lezen.
Wecome to Webmagix World of Tweaking. Due to overwhelming request here is the story in short for you who can't read the dutch article.
You've to do it under an administrator account and best if that account also is called ADMINISTRATOR, cause serveral install programs (including those of ms) will kick the bucket if it's another name...
If you're running without SP yet (ie you've got an absolutelyclean install),
it's quite easy:
- install the original drivers,
- update with the december updatepack (nov is also an option, but has less support)
- after reboot install SP4.
If you're running already SP3 or 4:
- in case of SP3 de-install all Creative applications, delete the installed
directorie (c:\program files\creative) It is possible it will refuse because an application is active. this is AHQTB, whitch you can terminate through taskmanager.
- in Control Pannel/Multimedia delete the entry's for audio for creative sb live and next midi for creative SB live. do NOT toutch midi for creative s/w synth: this causes a Load of 100%, and results in a complete lockup. (no good)
- install SP4 and reboot when asked to.
now along for both SP3 and 4:
- Install the SB software from the original driver pack. It is advised not to install SBLive Tour. At the end of this DO NOT RESTART. Say you'll do that later.
- Install the dec. update (don't use the nov. update cause there is a chance it'll hang at 95% during install, and that just might be enough to reinstall your complete NT.
- After this you should be able to restart. Be sure installaton of both the
original and updated driver are completed COMPLETELY.
while installing it might be possible both with installing the original drivers as with the updated drivers that installation hags at 95% (adding registry key's.) if this happens, use tastmanager to kill the not responding
setup. (you'll find several instances running.) after this setup will smoothly finish. But don't be fooled since something went wrong, and that's just the destructive part. Just rerun and repeat untill all went right. If
you don't succeed, try reinstalling the originals again and then again the
update... as soon as you have SP4 installed and installation of the update failed and you restart: YOU'RE TOAST...
The fact that this installation goes wrong proves again that Creative is using current users as some kind of Beta-Testing idiot's.... hell we're now PAYING them to be their testing personell.... you might say I'm getting
rather furious about this kinda crap, since Creative is NOT the only one doing this...
I hope you succeed with this. Ive tested both methods, and I got it to work, so it is possible. However, I've also got reactions that it wouldn't work with them. be sure you've backed up erything you can't miss... (I used GHOST to completely dump the NT partition to file before trying, and was glad I did since it saved me a LOT of time.)