Firstly an apology for a typing error.......184.108.40.20630.........should have been written as 220.127.116.1130 while that driver is dated 26/01/2016
'Yes' I am signed in as an 'Administrator'.
However the security level I have set on User Account Control 'settings' means I have to 'authorise' a program to run as Administrator.
'No' I have not yet 'disabled' automatic driver updates in Windows, but have just downloaded both the files from the link you provided with a view to trying them to see if it makes a difference when I run the 7590 Driver.
Having said that.
By disabling automatic driver updates I would have thought that would only cover future updates that are included as part of a Windows Update and not when trying to carry out a Manual Driver Update?
A lot of us on here disable automatic driver updates in Windows as Windows has the annoying habit of updating your drivers to an earlier version than the one you are actully using.
Most users including myself go to the hardware manufacturer's sit for driver updates. For instance if I want the latest Nvidia driver I go to the Nvidia servers and check out if there is a newer version than the one I'm currently using.
In response to your last question, yes it can affect a manual update, Windows detects you are installing a driver and rushes off to the Microsoft server and installs what it thinks you should have, not always what you want.
Last edited by DooGie; 5 Days Ago at 04:32.
Once again I must apologise as i seem to keep getting the numbers 'muxed' up!
Yes I do mean 7950
I did go to the Realtek website thinking that they would have the latest driver in their Support/Download section and was provided with a driver named R2.79 which CountMike has told me is from a couple of years ago, so that got consigned to the Re-cycle Bin and erased while not being tried!
I will disable the Automatic Driver Update in Windows using the File that you provided the link to the Thread for and see what happens when I then try to run the 7950 Driver Update.
Interestingly when I ran 7950 it Uninstalled the Audio Driver that was present, and when the laptop was re-started via the program, the Speaker Icon was 'disabled' with a label that said 'No Audio Installed'.
A couple of minutes later I got a small screen came up with a rectangular box on it and a green light on one side that was installing the Realtek Audio Driver but it was not the driver in 7950, as I ended up with 18.104.22.16830 so I guess Microsoft/Windows disabled the Realtek 7950 Update.
I will get back and let you know what happened after running the Disable Automatic Driver Updates and running the 7950 Update.
As promised here is the Update after trying to install Driver 7950.
1) Ran the Disable Windows Driver Update file and then shut down and rebooted the laptop at which point I got a Memory Error message onscreen, after which the Desktop came up.
2) Then ran the Driver 7950 program which uninstalled 22.214.171.12430. Then requested a Restart which was OK but the subsequent Install failed.
3) Then went into Control Panel/All Devices/Sound and found that I had Speakers identified but no Headphones, which were there before. I then found the driver was Realtek and opening up 'Properties' also found that once again I was using 126.96.36.19930 while 'Driver Update/Roll Back/Disable/Uninstall' were all greyed out so could not be accessed.
However the 'Events' listing showed that the new driver had failed to be installed.
4) Having closed all the 'interrogation folders' and Control Panel down something else happened I am not sure what it was but I have ended up doing a 'System Restore' and having carried that out I am not sure if the Registry is included in the chosen date for the System Restore as having let it run and complete I am now getting a 'Watchdog' message and check at start up that seems to be DOS related, while I also wondered if it had anything to do with running the file on Disabling Driver Updates in Windows?
I must admit that I am becoming more convinced that HP have included something in this machine that is preventing a Realtek Driver Update unless it forms part of a Microsoft/Windows Update.
BIG Brother it seems is not only watching but now turning the screws to implement control as well!
Version 188.8.131.5254 is now up on the Microsoft Update Catalog. 64-bit and 32-bit.
Microsoft Update Catalog
Thank you DooGie. First post updated.
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there is 4 versions which one do i download