The official way did not work for me neither. It didn't work with win 8.1 that was preinstalled nor with the 8.1 pro that I installed manually. I downloaded .net 3.5 offline installer from microsoft to get it to work. https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=25150[DOUBLEPOST=1434186418][/DOUBLEPOST]I have used my x7s for some weeks now and must say that im happy with it. Have done the heatsink mod to keep it cool.That's not a trick but the official way to activate Net 3.5. If this does not work on your Win 8 Installation, then your Windows setup is damaged.
What I don't understand is why HD audio passthrough doesn't work!? Isn't passthrough the most simple way to handle audio? (the software does nothing with audio. just pass it on as is). Can someone please explain this to me?