To contact Realtek have you tried here Realtek
There is also a post on the Dell forum relating to this, post is concerning a Windows 8.1 installation but it sounds like the same problem you are having Andrei 10
Dell Inspiron 5521 Waves MaxxAudio driver missing - Audio - Laptop - Dell Community
Another Realtek HD driver has just been released. Build 7801WHQL
Thank you DooGie. First post updated for a Microsoft Update Catalog download link.
Not even their drivers
Anyway i fixed my problem after "3 million" times of realtek driver installations and uninstallations.
I downloaded the driver from the realtek website (2.79) (not worked), i updated with the version 126.96.36.19973 from Microsoft Catalog (this fixed my problem). After this i installed the version 7796 from your post and is working.
Strange thing i installed windows 8.1 and after that directly installed version 7796 worked perfectly.
Anyway i like to keep my audio and video driver up to date. From the producer site are only outdated drivers. Now i will wait a new driver version from realtek website (2.80?? ).
Thank you for help.
After upgrading to Windows 10 from 7 my Video sounds are not the same quality as before; muffled, noise spikes, etc., and I installed the latest, greatest Realtek drivers with no change. This problem only applies to Windows Media Player or any M$ product; however, the very same Video sounds great using RealPlayer. Hum........ Why is it that RealPlayer can get it right and M$ can't? Yeah, Win 10 upgrade is free, so maybe that's the problem?
You can download newest codecs from here: Download Codecs Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks
Btw, everything works just fine here.
Well, that didn't work Downloaded suggested divers to no avail. Still get crummy sound in WMD. Will just use Real Player, even though the navigating is sometimes difficult. Some of the worst sounds came when I logged onto Real Player Cloud and ran the same video from there! It was awful. But, playing it from the PC Real Player it is fine. I'm thinking it is an Internet transfer problem. Real mystery. I downloaded several driver packages to no avail, even some old worn out XP files. As I age this stuff goes over my head.
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