p.s. one thing I forgot to mention in Device Mgr I "disabled" the on board card in hopes it would force it to recognize the off board but to no avail .
All worked well with my Win 7. It is a Creative SB X-Fi and did a Driver update.Device Mgr "this device is working properly" Oh I should mention my sound works ok as Win 10 is detecting the onboard Realtek sound device.Here may be a clue ....when I go to "sound settings" when I make the "Creative sound card" the default output device it will not let me adjust the "master sound setting" it sticks on Zero.The Media Player loads and plays but No sound. What else should I be checking?