Creative Soundblaster Live Support Pack 2.5 by Daniel_k

Models supported (based on Emu10kx DSP):

– Live! (4.1) – all models
– Live! 5.1 – all models
– PCI 512

Host-based Live! 24-bit card is not supported, click here for a compatible version.


UPDATE 18.05.2015 – There is a newer version for Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu10kx DSP) :

– Audigy
– Audigy 2
– Audigy 2 ZS
– Audigy 4
– Audigy 5/RX

See this link.


Operating systems supported:

– 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, Vista SP2 and XP SP3

WARNING: The included driver supports up to 2Gb of RAM on Windows 8 / 7 / Vista

32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP are not affected.

Included in the pack:

– Live! series driver 2.18.0017.9 for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista
– Live! series driver 2.09.0016.3 for Windows XP
– Audio Console 1.21.00 (Windows 8 / 7 / Vista only)
– SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
– Surround Mixer 2.00.55 (Windows XP only)


Tested soundcards are listed below :

Windows 7 driver for Creative Sound Blaster Live CT4830 :

Hardware Ids:


Tested with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, 2GB RAM.

Download from Evilbox :


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    • nguyen on May 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Thanks for your driver. I have problem with Level of Microphone, it off by itself when singing. Any help?
    Thanks a lot

    • nguyen on May 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    My Desktop with Windows7 Pro 32 bit.
    Creative SB live! Value. Everythings works fine, only problem with Microphone, off by itself when singing.
    Please help!
    Thanks alot.

    • Last-Man on June 9, 2014 at 12:01 am
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    Hi, thanks for the drivers on Sound Blaster Live 5.1! It works well but I wonder why it is limited to 2GB RAM. in PC I have 8GB RAM and that’s the problem. If I take the RAM, everything works without a problem. What follows this limitation of 2 GB RAM and can it possibly somehow removed? -I love these old sound card and I do not want her to give up even today. Thanks for the info, Regards Zdenek P. – Czech Republik

    • biff on July 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm
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    in the sf bank manager sb devices disappeared, booth synth A & B, instead there is only my outer snyth driver appears, korg tr only…so i cant load sfbank into A and B synth…im on winxp 64 4GB ram

    1. Try leaving the PC only with 2GB of RAM.

    • missaka on October 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
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    can u please upload the 4gb supported win 7 driver


    1. As far as i know there is no version for Windows 7 and 4GB RAM.

    • andrei on October 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm
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    salut..deci pe windows 7 nu merge surround cu sb live 5.1?sau surround mixer ala e altceva?vreau sa stiu daca merge efectul acela cum e la dolby home theatre ,pro logic sau ce e ala..

    • Anushka on May 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    I’m having Sound Blaster Live! Value 4.1 Sound Card. But this is not supporting to Windows 8.1..? Why..?

    • syed rahat ali zaidi on May 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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    hi guys im using win 8.1 operating system nd i could’nt found sound driver of same model is this driver also work in win 8.1 ????? plz reply

    • mahmoud on August 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm
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    thanx 4 u

    • Bohdan on October 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm
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    thanks menn )work in windows 10

    1. Good to know. Thx.
      What sound card do you have ?

    • MITHU on November 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm
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    • Ivan on December 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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    For Windows 10 10586.0 suitable driver? And how to install it on windows 10? RAM 2GB

    • alejo on August 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm
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    muchas gracias me funciono en windows 7 32 bits de 10.!!!!

    • Ken on September 15, 2016 at 11:41 pm
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    Thanks for saving my backside ordering a Live! Value card and expecting it just to work with Win7!!!!!

    • Blazej on July 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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    I tried to install this driver for SB Live! CT4830 on Windows 10 build 1703, but it’s not working. Code 28: drivers of this device are not installed.
    Installation was succesfull, I reset my computer after it.
    Any suggestion?
    BTw – I’ve got only 2GB RAM. It’s old Intel G31 Chipset.

    • Vitor on October 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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    Works perferctly with Win7 32bit
    Thanks a lot. It saved my day 🙂

  1. Evilbox link might be corrupt. Download finishes at about 33.38 MB and WinRAR says unexpected end of archive. When extracting the file WinRAR says archive is in an unknown format or damaged.

    • Ricardo on February 4, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    Thank you guy.God bless you! From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    • Clarence Hendrix on July 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    I have been trying to download the However, I cant seem to hold the internet connectiction.

    I get an error, such as:
    Abort, you reached your download limit for this file. Try again in 30 minutes. Subsequent tries will ban your IP : Try after : 18:50:55.

    Can you help?

    • Václav on October 17, 2020 at 10:25 pm
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    thank you very much for this unofficial drivers. I don´t know what is the problems of other guys, but as for me my SB Live! Value 4.1 is functioning properly (even) under WinVista x64 SP2 with 8GB installed! My old PC is running on Supermicro C2SBA+ II. motherboard with Core2Quad Q9650s and 4x2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM Kingston. Up to now without any issues, but I didnt test mic input.
    The only “trick” which I must bypass during standard install is that I ought to manually run “setup.exe” from sub-directory “\Drivers”.

    Thanx a lot!

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