Summary: There is some confusion as to where the drivers are for W7. I was told to get them at startech's website. But no, they are indeed on the included disc (even if the W7 compatibility logo is not present). The drivers are online as well but I could not get them to install from the disc I made with the downloaded files. I gave the included disc a shot before I was going to give it up and sure enough the drivers were there (drivers for most OS are there).
Summary: This card works great, once you figure out how to configure it. I have a Logitech Z-680 5.1 system and I spent hours configuring the software for what should be a simple process. I almost returned it. I did not have this problem with my Audigy, but it would not fit in this half-height slot. Now that it's configured, it's performing well.
Summary: My output jack went bad on my pc board and I needed a bare bones sound card. I installed the card, loaded the drivers and the installation went perfect. I just use 2 speakers and not all the features on the card. I am completely satisfied with the product.
Summary: I bought this soundcard because my son's computer's audio channel failed. If an audio channel fails and your only source of audio is the chip on the motherboard, installing a sound card may help. I was further constrained by the slim case, low profile computer prevented installing a full size full feature sound card. This StarTech sound card fit the bill. The installation was simple and the drivers loaded easily.