Is Creative Labs Intentionally Sabotaging Old Cards Through Drivers?
Maybe all of those reports of Creative Labs sound cards not working properly in Vista weren’t due to poorly made drivers after all.
Wired recently received an email from Daniel_K, the individual who was responsible for fixing the broken Vista sound card drivers released by Creative (and who was then threatened by Creative), which claimed something that is, to say the least, very disconcerting: “Creative purposely modified the Audigy drivers to disable some features when Vista is detected and also purposely introduced some bugs to prevent some XP utilities from running.”
The entirety of his email can be read at Wired, and suffice it to say that Creative stands to lose a lot of business and take a tremendous knock on its reputation if Daniel_K’s allegations turn out to be true.
I must say, this all makes me happier than ever to own a Razer sound card.