Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    06 Jan 2017 #1931

    spapakons said: View Post
    The "filt" in the filename suggests some audio filter (digital sound processing or audio effect). In the worst case this can be some environmental audio effect (eg auditorium or whatever) that is now missing. Big deal. You can do the same with appropriate plugins in Windows Media Player or WinAmp or whatever media player you are using.

    The mbfilt64.sys file is only 41kb in size so I wonder if it's just there to enable installation and use of the optional Creative software suite. As I understand it, the Creative software bundle that I received with my motherboard requires that you install the Realtek driver first. I've had a few bad experiences with Creative software in the past so I can't say I feel inclined to try it!
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       06 Jan 2017 #1932

    wiggly1uk2000 said: View Post
    The mbfilt64.sys file is only 41kb in size so I wonder if it's just there to enable installation and use of the optional Creative software suite. As I understand it, the Creative software bundle that I received with my motherboard requires that you install the Realtek driver first. I've had a few bad experiences with Creative software in the past so I can't say I feel inclined to try it!
    Give the Ceasar's to the Ceasar, meaning I would use Creative software only with genuine Creative hardware (Audigy, X-Fi etc), not with anything else.
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  3.    06 Jan 2017 #1933

    spapakons said: View Post
    Give the Ceasar's to the Ceasar, meaning I would use Creative software only with genuine Creative hardware (Audigy, X-Fi etc), not with anything else.
    I think that's sound advice. No pun intended!
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  4.    07 Jan 2017 #1934

    DooGie said: View Post
    Version 6.0.1.8023 is now available on the Microsoft Update Catalog. Windows 64-bit only at the moment.

    Microsoft Update Catalog
    How do I install this ? Can't figure out
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  5.    07 Jan 2017 #1935

    Raiz said: View Post
    How do I install this ? Can't figure out
    Go back, few pages, it's been explained several times. Basically, you un-archive the. cab file and point driver update from Device manager to that folder.
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  6.    07 Jan 2017 #1936

    CountMike said: View Post
    Go back, few pages, it's been explained several times. Basically, you un-archive the. cab file and point driver update from Device manager to that folder.
    Couldn't find it in this thread but nevermind, google helped me
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1358)
       07 Jan 2017 #1937

    Use WinRAR or other archiver to extract the files in the CAB into a folder. Then from Device Manager, Update Driver and browse to that folder.
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  8.    10 Jan 2017 #1938

    Since Realtek's FTP site disappeared I (like many others I'm sure) have been using the Windows Update Catalog to track development of the Realtek High Definition audio driver. On a couple of occasions I've noticed that CAB files for a particular release have changed over time. The latest release (8029) is a good example. I downloaded this as soon as I saw it and my CAB filename was this:

    312dab0c-4146-434c-8530-3cf03064e06a_864a79a7ecf81dc0d0f882892d2dd9fa2aca1f4f.cab

    Then, the next day I checked again and it had changed to this:

    4bbf4a99-74a3-4163-91fb-db3d585440a0_3effc5fa3eb35d40a07a57221d5ae8dc7d1cd5b0.cab

    This is for the exact same 8029 (x64) driver release. What's more the CAB contents have changed too. The original version worked fine on my system and does not have the missing mbfilt64.sys file that I mentioned in an earlier post. The revised version has that file omitted and other changes too, including to INF files themselves.

    I'm trying to understand how WIndows Update Catalog works and why these changes are occurring after a driver has been released to the catalog. Any ideas?

    In the meantime I'll keep watching in case the CAB file for 8029 changes again! It will help these cold, winter days to fly by.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
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       10 Jan 2017 #1939

    Thank you. First post updated.
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  10.    10 Jan 2017 #1940

    wiggly1uk2000 said: View Post
    ... I'm trying to understand how WIndows Update Catalog works and why these changes are occurring after a driver has been released to the catalog. Any ideas?
    I always thought the .cab file names just change periodically to prevent sites from hot-linking or whatever, but not sure. As for the actual contents changing, good question there.
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