Yup, just another reason I went with AuzenTech, all the X-Fi support, none of the bloated, unstable software.
Oh & there was a $40 mail-in on the AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 last year, took nearly 4 months to actually get the check, but dammit, I GOT IT.
creative suck fullstop.
I sent them an email saying I will never use there products again when building computers. These companies like this never learn but end up going out of business.
It’s not just Creative. It is becoming more and more common on card type promotions.