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I am trying to use my 24-Bit SB Live system with a new Vista Home Premium laptop. The problem is not in hooking it up and it works fine, BUT I can not find out where or how to turn on the "Enable Monitoring" feature on the Line-In/Mic-in Advanced volume setting. It is simply not there any more, and I can not see it in the registry or the Sounds Control Panel anywhere.

Please help me if you know....thanks
 

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Not many Vista users here yet. Certainly in XP you simply use the Creative device application and select monitoring. I guess you're saying it isn't so easy in Vista. Are they new drivers and application programs from Creative for Vista? Some companies aren't quite up to speed on Vista yet.

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Not many Vista users here yet. Certainly in XP you simply use the Creative device application and select monitoring. I guess you're saying it isn't so easy in Vista. Are they new drivers and application programs from Creative for Vista? Some companies aren't quite up to speed on Vista yet.

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Yes, there is a new driver and software package available for Vista, but it is very simple compared to the one for XP and the the Audio/Sound Control Panel interface is totally different.

Evidently Creative Labs has forgotten to add the ability to turn on the "Enable Monitoring" for Line-In/Mic in Vista so far, or else I just can't find it, and I've looked everywhere I can think of!

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Bruce, that would be a great suggestion, but that particular setting is only availble after installing the SB software or a similar software. Doesn't come as a default with any OS that I kow of....thanks though
 

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Then does Vista allow you access to the Windows mixer like XP? You would simply go to the Playback Mixer (not Record Mixer) and un-mute (or enable) Line-in and I would think that you should be able to monitor the output.... That's basically the end result of the application having Monitor enabled...

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Then does Vista allow you access to the Windows mixer like XP? You would simply go to the Playback Mixer (not Record Mixer) and un-mute (or enable) Line-in and I would think that you should be able to monitor the output.... That's basically the end result of the application having Monitor enabled...

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Well, in my version of XP you have to click o the Advanced button under the Line-In on the Volume Control panel, and not just unmute it. It requires an extra setting change, but in Vista, I can get to the properties for the Line-in device but there is no "Enable Monitoring" feature to be found anywhere, even after the latest SB driver installation.

I tried to find out where to set it in the registry, and then thought it may be stored in an INI file somewhere, but no luck in either pursuit.

Brian
 
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