I was reading multiple reviews of people having the hardest time getting the sound card to work properly with their Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit.
I installed the card, did not touch the drivers included on the disk and let Windows install the driver itself. It found a Creative driver with software and installed it. I had sound right away. I just started messing with changing the way the speakers are setup. I switched it from stereo to 5.1 setup since I have the Logitech Z5500 speakers.
At first it told me that my sound was in use (iTunes) and in order to test it it would have to interrupt the sound. I said OK.
I had no sound after that. I tried logging off and then back in, still no sound. I had to reboot in order to gain sound back.
I’m not sure if that’s what people are talking about but it seemed relatively minor to me.
Another thing is, never, never, never, use the drivers on the disk provided. 9/10 times those drivers are outdated and old. You should always download the latest available drivers via the manufacturer’s website. This should help you out a lot!