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Graphics board manufacturer Creative Labs has been forced to point irate users to its posting guidelines, after its product forums were deluged about drivers for the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. The problems started with a question to Creative asking when CT 7160 drivers would be available for Windows 2000, which was posted on the 9th of February. This drew a reply from a forum moderator, who said the RTM versions of W2k were only available before February 17th on OEM PCs and MSN members. The moderator said: "We will support it as soon as it available to the general public...we still consider it a beta operating system and drivers are not available at this time." But on the 6th of March, the company said: "Creative will not be providing Windows 2000 drivers for the Inlay (CT7160) Board. Developers or customers with advanced programming skill can obtain chip specific code director from Luxsonor's web site here." That led to a flood of complaints from users, some of which used rather naughty language, suitable only for Flames of the Week and the like. One said: "I hope that you enjoy your job fabricating lies so that we will support Creative just a little bit longer, b****!" The moderator replied: "I did not lie. At no time did I state that the Inlay (CT7160) Windows 2000 drivers were in the process of being betatested.I was not aware that drivers would not be released for this card and this information has only been released to everyone within the last few days. I am not involved in these decisions, I have simply passed on the information as it was given to me." The abusers were then referred to the Guidelines page. But these message have all now been deleted so if you try and find them now you will never find a trace of them. ® See also Intel censors Pentium III forums

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