Last updated in February 2024

Creative Labs: Audio Adapters, Sound Cards and Display Adapters

Creative Labs (Singapore & California, USA) designs and markets sound cards and webcam devices for PCs and laptops, in addition to supplying chips for motherboard manufacturers. They're best known for their SoundBlaster line of sound cards for desktop computers, as well as their multichannel surround sound processing chips. Their cards have become the defacto standard for PC audio, and are sold individually on an "OEM" basis or as part of a PC configuration from large computer manufacturers like Dell, HP, Sony and others.

Over the years, Creative Labs has released driver files for their audio products on a fairly regular basis as new operating systems and patches were released by Microsoft. They have also released a number of new add-on cards that connect to the latest internal PC slots, most recently PCI-X.

Creative Labs' Top Product Brands Include:

Creative Labs also provides a great guide as to how to locate your Creative Product's model information, so be sure to check which card version you have before updating your drivers!

The following are links to downloads of the most common Creative Labs drivers for both Windows XP and Vista:

Creative SoundBlaster Live!

Creative SoundBlaster Audigy

Creative X-Fi

Creative WebCam Drivers

Note: We always recommend users skip the hassles of trying to find their own hardware model numbers and use an automatic driver update tool like Driver Wizard.