5.1 not working in Windows 7

 sdinf99 -

I installed the windows 7 rc build 7100. The drivers for my sound-blaster 5.1 card were updated online. But, then my 5.1 speakers is not getting detected. It shows as 2 speakers only my FL FR speakers work.RR RL and center do not. Help me out pls.

System Configuration: Windows 7

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if you right click your speaker in tool bar then left click playback device then right click the speaker then left click enhancements then click " speaker fill" and blamo :>)
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it works!!!!!!! thanks Kafur1!!!!! I have been trying to fix this for ages!!!! btw you missed a few steps I will spell it out lol
1. right click on your speaker icon
2. click on playback devices
3.click on your speaker device once and then click on properties
4. on the top click enhancements tab
5. scroll down in the list (it was the sixth one down for me) and click on the box so you get a tick in it
6. click apply
7. play your music to make sure that it works and then click ok and enjoy your music!!!!!
8. if it doesn't work after clicking apply then make sure you have the right box ticked. if you have the right box ticked then untick it click apply tick it again and click apply again.
thanks and enjoy all credit goes to kafur1 thanks man!!!
Thank you sooooooo much! Logitech support did not even suggest this! I have all 6 speakers working now, vs. only the 2 that were working previously. Thank you so much for this information, it was a fantastic help!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Thanks a million!!!!!!
Saved hours of potential fumbling around
hello,have you get any solution for your problem.me 2 I have a 5.1 logitech x540 and am using on Windows 7 Built 7100.

help me if you get the solution

I had the same problem with my creative 5.1 sound blaster.

I downloaded the software from the following link and it worked. Try the link below.

I have windows 7 build 7100 too and also have logitech x-540 (5.1) speakers. Windows 7 keeps dumbing the 5.1 audio to 2.1 ='( unless I use matrix (but that doesn;t really fix the problem).... Tell me when there is a fix please =)
I've found a solution. Try using the beta driver (Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver 2.18.0013) from Creative website. The link is this one


Hope it helps :)
What OS are you running ? Vista has 32 and 64 bit ! I have the X-fi 7.1 but I use 5.1. Firstly, I have a duel boot system. My first is xp32 bit and the X-Fi is superb ! Downstream mix also ! However my second drive used to have Vista ultimate 64bit, which well as any Vista user knows, it's not all that good (being polite) and the X-Fi did not work to it's full potential, no creative console or downstream mix. ( dolby suround was still great)
Dumped the Vista 64 and replaced with Windows 7 Ultimate (with mce) at also 64 bit.
Still X-Fi does not have the same potential of use as with xp32bit. It's just a Windoze problem and until the Mfr's like Creative pull their fingers out of their rearends and give existing users some new drivers, then there's nowt you can do.
hey bro even I had the same problem.windows 7 installs the drivers automaticaly by default but it only supports 5.1 sound for some formats so wat u can do is u can download new drivers specificly build for windows 7
it will work

lemme know if dis works......
> abhihoty
SB0680 wic is soundblaster5.1 sound card from creative does not ve driver support for vista or win7...only solution is to upgrade ur sound card to a more recent one....tats wat I did....
Watch my video!
You will understand it good because it's very easy!