So, now the new Windows 10 May 2019 update is out and unfortunately yet again the X-FI Xtreme Gamer PCI Soundcard is giving problem. For last build (1809), installing the drivers caused a bluescreen, so one had to uninstall the driver and program package before updating Windows 10 to the December 2018 update (#1809) and use the alternative package from Daniel K. which worked just flawless.
No such luck this year. The main problem is, that the analogue speaker jack is not detected and so not selectable as a sound output device (and the recording device “What u hear” is also missing as well).
A detailed description with screenshots can be found in the Microsoft Answer Forums here.
Since May 1st I am discussing with Microsoft Support via Twitter for possible solutions and reported it to their engineers via the Windows 10 Feedback Hub as well!
Lets hope they’ll find a solution soon!
They asked that I report it to Creative Labs as well, here is what they replied to me via email:
Creative Support (Creative Labs Pte Ltd.)
3rd Mai, 06:55 +08
Thank you for contacting Creative Labs.
Regarding your query, as of this moment, there is no further development for newer driver/software for EOSL product such as the Sound Blaster X-FI series (except for X-Fi Titanium). It is true Creative releases driver for Win 7,8 and 10. However for Windows 10, it was released and intended for initial version of Windows 10. No further releases after that. Some users we’re still able to use it for subsequent Win 10 update and some are not or having some issue which we’re not able to support anymore, since there is no driver update available.
Rest assured that we will forward this as official feedback from one of our users.
If you require further assistance, please reply to this email and we will get back to you.
Creative Labs Pte Ltd
Worldwide Customer Response