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Where can I download the free driver for my 1997 creative sb0200 5.1 sound card.

I leave OUT the OS I run, a secret here just so the answer is 100 times harder, for fun.(LOL)

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When you can't get them from creative it is a challenge.

You have to be sure the computer has the correct software to recognise the hardware and can work with it. From Windows 7 and up, for all hardware that is certified with Microsoft, you can download the drivers from Microsoft. Lots of hardware is recognised when connected and will initiate a download from Microsoft. But not all hardware will do so and not all hardware is compatible (same as not certified by Microsoft from Windows 7 and up) with the new operating systems.

Most things that worked fine with Windows XP and or Vista, can fail with Windows 7 and 8, because the factory that made the hardware in the first place does not ask for certification with Microsoft for their old Hardware. They only spend time and money to get their new hardware certified on the new operating systems. So to make sure your hardware is compatible with the OS. Check the manual and find out, what you have to do so it will work on your computer.

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    no its fail. not a challenge.
    wdm drivers are useless now.


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Wells wants more answers to this question

the answer is clear,.no?
no is no
the XP nor w2k drives
work on VISTA up.
WDM does work now period.
stop buying 20year old cards.
creative never once updated this card.
2007 was last update, and did not have vista. that day, forward, ending this card used on VISTA UP.

Posted on Nov 21, 2018

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    hyjacke not once tells what PC nor OS.
    so why not ask the maker, register the product and ask for support.
    like we do.
    the folks on for this board
    cra no w8/10 support, and midi is dead./
    creative labs lists this 1998 card as END OF life, no support.
    wdm audio drive WILL NOT load using
    vista up compatibility mode,
    windows 2000\ is end .
    last update 2007 ( 11 years ago)
    Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Driver
    learn to not buy 20 year old cards.
    then expect them to work in year 2018.
    its not going to happen,
    if compatibility mode fails, you are lost.
    WDM driver (XP) failed on VISTA this way
    Windows Vista supports the following WDM audio capabilities:
    WDM version 1.40
    All the features that Windows XP supports, with the following exceptions.
    Hardware peak meters are supported, except when the Windows Vista mixer API runs in per-application mode.
    Wave and MIDI NT4 drivers function normally, but they are not supported by the new audio user interface.
    AUX devices are not supported, and the auxGetNumDevs function in Mmsystem.h will always return a count of zero.
    Windows NT4-style mixer drivers (DRIVERS32) are not supported.

    ----------------then w7-----------

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    that means using or expecting 20 year old WDM driver to work on VISTA up , w7/8/10
    is pipe dream that will never happen.
    stop buying this junk at the thrift store. ok?>

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    xp, w2k and mE , and ends.
    WDM ends. and WSM is life cycle ended at too...
    so is 3 ways dead from Sunday
    MS dead
    creative dead.
    and VISTA up , dead.
    strike 3 though sb0200 heart. RIP WDM.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    and then there are those geeks that think but there is 3rd party support.
    well HP and DELL have no such support.
    on this device, period. 1997 it is...
    unless running XP and want that?
    nobody runs XP in 2018 . zero (www shows 0.2%)2 tenths of 1 per cent.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2018

    the card has 2 notches in is PCI only card and will not fit any PCI-express only mobo
    the 2 slots tell you works only on...
    32bit only PCI slots.
    and works on 2 voltages.3.3v and 5v.
    ok? (fits 3 different PCI 32bit slots)
    but only works on windows 2000 or older
    never vista up.
    end legacy class 101.
    now the XP answer.
    you installed XP it runs but this card is dead, so you turn off the onboard bios audio ship in BIOS and SB0200 works,
    or doesn't.
    say fails.
    you then connect the internet to the PC a
    and PNP fails to find this driver.
    MS ended XP support. for this chip, long ago.
    the ID Is here for this CHIP.
    dev 0002 EMU10k1
    [Sound Blaster Live! Series]
    1102 - 0002 ven/dev
    the windows PnP site only does 0004 and up
    not 0002 device, so PNP is dead here, for this chip NOW. sorry dead is dead.

    so with that fact you then find the only driver at creativelabs for windows 2000
    it is there, I see it. now.
    that was last released in 2007. (patched)
    you load this and it might work, who knows.?
    Good luck loading w2k into xp

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2018

    to all hijackers and readers.
    why buy used junky 2 decade old cards.
    it has no real value. at all ,
    sure scalpers sells this junk but why buy it.
    as seen on fleabay and AmonZONED every day.
    even sold as refurbished, that means they dusted it off and sold it, eegads.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2018

    I have huge database of driver at my access free, all clean and will show which inf drivers support this card.
    next. for sure no W8 up. for sure.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Nov 23, 2018

    here is what I have for this card,
    full report, just ONE CARD DEV_0002 coded

    876MB of sound driver I have . xp/vista.
    x86 only vista first.
    15 drivers exist, for vista and w7
    all creative cards, old.
    this driver is the only driver with possibilities to run vista UP, or in compatibility modes higher w8 or 10.
    just this one. (no others can work here)

    Creative Technology Ltd, 1994-2007.
    ; Audio Device
    ; - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&CC_040100
    ; Modified Date: 18 March 2010
    ; Version: 2.18.0017.7
    XP only next

    xp has more. 13 more. for XP and creative
    but only 1 works with DEV_0002 card./chip
    and WDM drivers do NOT work or run on vista and up (newer) period

    ; This inf file contains the following device for Creative's audio card.
    (one driver does 4 cards)
    ; Audio Device
    ; - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&CC_040100
    ; - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0008&CC_040100
    ; - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0004&CC_040100
    ; - PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&CC_040100
    ; Modified Date: 14 January 2008
    ; Version: 2.15.0004.4
    these are useless on vista up

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2018

    the Last vista driver is here, and clean.
    placed here. is small and
    safe !!!only for the above card OP stated.

    good luck and tell your success loading this file, it is 7 zip compressed, so just uncompress into a folder named,(by you)
    right click the Wdma_emu.inf file and click
    install. you are done.(if lucky)

    this driver is 2010 last one ever made.
    for this card.
    in newer OS, you must use compatibility mode
    then fight certificate errors, (by pass it)
    best of all , avoid this card,

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2018

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id bet the card is legacy old old card right?
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