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Creative Upgrades Sound Blaster® Audio Drivers for New Windows 7 Beta Platform

Windows 7 Availability Chart for Creative Products Lets Users
Enjoy the Latest Product Drivers

SINGAPORE - 14 April 2009 - Creative Technology Ltd., today announced the availability of new beta drivers for Creative Sound Blaster®, Audigy® and X-Fi® sound cards on the Windows 7 Beta operating system. The new drivers are designed to complement and optimise the overall user experience when using Creative products under this incredible new platform. The Windows 7 Availability Chart for Creative Products at http://support.creative.com/Windows7 keeps users regularly updated with the latest product drivers.

Current products that will automatically support the Windows 7 Beta operating system include Creative ZEN® MP3 players, Creative Vado™ pocket video cameras and Creative Live!® webcams introduced in the last two years. Updated drivers for certain Creative legacy products will be made available to users at a later date.

"We are very pleased to release the first wave of compatible drivers to allow a smooth transition to the new Windows 7 Beta operating system. Our engineers have fine-tuned the Sound Blaster and X-Fi drivers so users will be able to enjoy the same award-winning audio enhancement  effects they have experienced in earlier versions of Windows," said Steve Erickson, Vice-President and General Manager of Audio and Video for Creative Labs, Inc.

About Creative
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN® MP3 and portable media players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.

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This announcement relates to products launched in the Asia Pacific. Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Sound Blaster, Audigy, X-Fi, ZEN, Vado and Live! are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.