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Windows 7: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card

I just wanted to post that I successfully installed my old Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card in Windows 7 (32-bit).  If you look on the Turtle Beach website they say Vista and Windows 7 are not supported.  I tried installing the latest drivers for Windows XP anyway.  These drivers are named sc_4193.exe and you can find them here on Turtle Beach's website.  After the setup wizard completed I got a message saying device installation was not successful.  However, after restarting the audio seems to be working fine. 

However, as Rob pointed out in the comments below, much of the functionality in the Santa Cruz Control Panel does not appear to work, most notably the Graphic Equalizer settings.

I just thought I would post this in case anyone was thinking about trying to install their old sound card in Windows 7.


Note: The disabled device in the image above is just the gameport on the sound card.

Comments (12) -

  • Rob

    12/15/2009 5:17:49 AM |

    Hey Jon,
    Does the control panel work (graphic equalizer, etc.)? I managed to get it installed on Vista, but no EQ. Now that I'm on Win7, I figured I'll give it another try, if the control panel works. Thanks.

  • jonjj7

    12/15/2009 7:08:53 PM |

    Rob, I forgot to mention in my post that I couldn't get the control panel working in Win 7.  I played with it some more but couldn't get it working.  I updated the post with that info.  I actually never installed the Santa Cruz in Vista because I was using my onboard sound.  Glad to be using the Santa Cruz again for sure.

  • Herman

    12/19/2009 10:35:46 AM |

    Jon, thanks for the post...problem tho I am having is that I am not getting sound from both speakers on my Altec Lansing 2.1 system.  Tested speakers from different source, so the sound card is the issue.  I get an error on the card everytime I reboot, but it does work(somewhat.)

    any advice or recommendation?

  • jonjj7

    12/19/2009 6:43:34 PM |

    Hi Herman,
    Are you using the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and did you use the most recent drivers (sc_4193.exe)?  You aren't using the 64-bit version of Win7 are you?  I'm using some 2.0 Logitech speakers and they work fine.  Sorry I don't have any better advice. Smile

  • Enrico

    2/7/2010 12:57:23 PM |

    Tnx very much to share this info.
    My 7 year old pc works like a charm on W7 now.....
    I uploaded this info and file to usenet..
    Tnx again...


  • qman

    3/11/2010 12:46:58 AM |

    Has anyone tried to output 5.1 (assuming the content supports it) out via the versa jack? Does it work?

  • qman

    3/16/2010 2:33:17 AM |

    I haven't tried the 5.1, but wanted to report back that the drivers don't work well for HTPCs that suspends to S3 and resumes. After resuming, the sound stops working. I have to redetect it for it to work or reboot. Other than that, it seemed to work.

  • Janzson

    11/10/2010 12:02:50 PM |

    I installed it on Win7 64 Bit. There is no control panel like in Win XP, but the 5.1 sounds is working Smile

  • Janzson

    11/10/2010 12:08:58 PM |

    I was wrong, now also the control panel is working fine - perfect - i didn't saw it at first because of the new Windows Wink

  • drivers

    1/24/2011 8:18:33 PM |

    Great. who would think my old card can be used in my HTPC setup to get rid of the onboard chip. Thanks

  • Phil

    7/6/2011 7:13:17 AM |

    What can I say ,but thanks.Just dowloaded this to my 10year old Dell 8250 dell (which I have upgraded to win 7)

    I thought it was time to be  be scrapped but with a Pen 4 proccessor .I would give it one last chance .Now working ok, agree above comments ,but now have sound again .Still good quality sytem.
    Excellent desktop.

    Whats that old saying "dont make things as good as they did in my time"

    Thanks again

  • TD

    12/9/2011 10:50:46 PM |

    Hi Janzson,

    How did you get Turtle Beach Santa Cruz to work in Win7 64-Bit? Driver sc_4193.exe does not work in Win7 64-bits for me.

    Thank you in advance for your response (as soon as possible).

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