|Hi Floppy, have you queried this with Creative?:-|
My recollection of Soundblaster cards (at the time of dos and early Windows), were they were quality products.
Problem I found *at that time* regarding drivers, was the cards were delivered with the full set, but subsequently one could only download updates to the full set.
Maybe that situation has changed since then.
Please advise back on progress.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.