None of the Sound Blaster Live products is supported on Windows 7.
You may access the below link to know more about Sound Blaster Live compatibility with Windows 7. I would suggest you to install the drivers for Sound Blaster Live in Windows Vista SP2 Compatibility mode:. Right click on the setup file. Access the below link to download the Vista drivers from Creative, please select the specified model: http://support.creative.com/ 2. Go to properties. Click on Compatibility mode. Place a check mark in the box in front of “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and from the drop down menu choose Windows Vista SP2. Place a check mark on "Run as an Administrator" under privileges level and click on Apply and then Ok.
Now double click on the setup file to initiate the install.
You can find more information about compatibility modes in the articles below:. Hope this helps. Get back to us with results. Regards, Manasa P – Microsoft Support. 197,654 downloads·Added on: August 5, 2009·Manufacturer: CREATIVE. - Fixed a bug with power management (ASIO channels were not restored properly after sleep/hibernation)- Fixed a bug 'Master Mixer unusable" on 10k1 cards under Vista/Windows7- Fixed support for multiple E-DSP cards- Fixed a compatibility issue with Windows 7. Supported Models: 10k1: Emu Creation Studio, Emu Audio Production Studio, Soundblaster PCI 512, Soundblaster Live! Value, Soundblaster Live! Value OEM, , Soundblaster Live!, Soundblaster Live! 5.1, Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Platinum 10k2: Soundblaster Audigy, Soundblaster Audigy Platinum, Soundblaster Audigy ES (OEM), Soundblaster Audigy 2, Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum, Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum EMU Pro Cards (0404/1212/1820). Unsupported Models: Sound Blaster Live!