1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Enterprise N 2015 LTSB
       26 Jun 2015 #1

    Calling all ASUS Xonar owners, what's the driver situation on W10?


    So I have an ASUS Xonar DS sound card that I'm not currently using (thought it was faulty, it turned out it was something else), and I've been thinking about putting it back in for a while now, but since I'll be upgrading to Windows 10 as soon as it goes live, I'm worried that there will be no drivers available at launch.

    So what's the current situation with these sound cards? Are there drivers available in the Preview builds?

    Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 38
    windows 10 build 14951
       26 Jun 2015 #2

    use unixonar driver from maxed tech i have xonar d2 and works fine

    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Enterprise N 2015 LTSB
       30 Jun 2015 #3

    venla said: View Post
    use unixonar driver from maxed tech i have xonar d2 and works fine

    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
    Oh wow, I actually didn't know that guy updated its drivers to support Windows 10 (it's not a full 100% support but its something).

    Thanks mate.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 38
    windows 10 build 14951
       30 Jun 2015 #4

    your welcome for me works fine no problem
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 70
    Window 10 Home
       25 Sep 2015 #5

    I also have a Xonar Essence STX. Installed in a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, AMD Black Edition FX9590 CPU, 16GB of G-Skill Trident RAM. With Windows 10, of course. I have mine, short of working with the ASUS drivers for W8. It crashes if I check the S/PDIF box. The analog output is OK. ASUS is shortly going to publish drivers for Windows 10, they presently have a beta available: Beta Version 8.1.8.1823 ASUS does not recommend it's use, but to wait for the stable release which I understand is due in October.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 125
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2015 #6

    Asus really needs to get on C-Media's case about this seeing as it C-Media who writes the base driver that Asus uses for its sound cards.

    Good thing for the UniXonar drivers as without them most of us would have a nice paperweight right now as the Windows 8.1 drivers won't install on Windows 10 in most cases.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 5
    win10 home 64bit
       01 Oct 2015 #7

    I installed beta win10 drivers from Asus site yesterday....no more sound issues Xonar DX | Sound Cards | ASUS Global
    32/64bit
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  8.    01 Oct 2015 #8

    transmaster said: View Post
    I also have a Xonar Essence STX. Installed in a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, AMD Black Edition FX9590 CPU, 16GB of G-Skill Trident RAM. With Windows 10, of course. I have mine, short of working with the ASUS drivers for W8. It crashes if I check the S/PDIF box. The analog output is OK. ASUS is shortly going to publish drivers for Windows 10, they presently have a beta available: Beta Version 8.1.8.1823 ASUS does not recommend it's use, but to wait for the stable release which I understand is due in October.
    Hi there,

    On a simililar rig, i'm succesfully using W8 driver 1.08 - 8.1.8.1822 - from asus site, works perfect, no issues at all, at first it rejected install saying that it's W8 driver, but then I digged through the inf-s ini's etc and found this "CmSetx.dll" , just 4 lines :

    [SETUP]
    ATYPE=30
    INI_PATH=SoftwareDriver\InI
    SupportOS=donotcare

    supportOS was naturally W8, after some digging i found that it has to be changed for "donotcare",
    works fantastic ever since.

    Analog out, headfone amp, and spdif are working just like they did under W7/W8, only slight issue is that when you are using ASIO, u wont be able to go with latency as low as you might under W7, apart from that im very happy with these drivers
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       01 Oct 2015 #9

    SlackerITGuy said: View Post
    So I have an ASUS Xonar DS sound card that I'm not currently using (thought it was faulty, it turned out it was something else), and I've been thinking about putting it back in for a while now, but since I'll be upgrading to Windows 10 as soon as it goes live, I'm worried that there will be no drivers available at launch.

    So what's the current situation with these sound cards? Are there drivers available in the Preview builds?

    Thanks!
    I have a very old Asus M2N motherboard, and I had been having trouble with the chipset drivers provided by MS. I downloaded the Windows 7 drivers and installed those, and it alleviated some of my problems. My Chipset is a Nforce chipset so it included SATA drivers, Network drivers, and Video drivers as well as a few other things. If you have the original drivers for the card on a disk, there should be no problems with using those drivers. I have installed several legacy devices, which had drovers for XP, including a Brother HL-1230 laser printer, the drivers went right in, but they required 16-bit support. I doubt if your audio card is that old to require those, so use whatever drivers came with the card. It should be fine.
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