Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    10 Jan 2017 #1941

    Realtek download didn't disappear, just not as up to date:
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  2. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 64-bit
       10 Jan 2017 #1942

    wiggly1uk2000 said: View Post
    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.

    I have no idea what the logic behind the changes is...
    before one could simply type "Realtek Audio" or "Realtek HD Audio" and you'd get all the updates, including the latest ones.
    Now it really is, at least for me, a matter of being lucky with your searches.
    Anyhow, thanks for the update, and thanks to Brink as well!
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  3.    10 Jan 2017 #1943

    asturias7 said: View Post
    I have no idea what the logic behind the changes is...
    before one could simply type "Realtek Audio" or "Realtek HD Audio" and you'd get all the updates, including the latest ones.
    Now it really is, at least for me, a matter of being lucky with your searches.
    Anyhow, thanks for the update, and thanks to Brink as well!
    Yes, each new driver release is a bit of a lucky dip! It adds to the fun I suppose!
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.693)
       10 Jan 2017 #1944

    No fun if you have to go through 10s of pages to find anything new (this is when searching for "realtek" only, adding more keywords gives more results). Keywords should restrict the results (logical AND) not multiply them (logical OR).
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  5.    10 Jan 2017 #1945

    spapakons said: View Post
    No fun if you have to go through 10s of pages to find anything new (this is when searching for "realtek" only, adding more keywords gives more results). Keywords should restrict the results (logical AND) not multiply them (logical OR).
    On the Windows Update Catalog I search for Realtek High Definition and then sort by version.
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  6.    10 Jan 2017 #1946

    wiggly1uk2000 said: View Post
    <snip>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.
    IntelliMoo said: View Post
    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.
    I'm guessing the .cab file name is a hash checksum MS calculates for the .cab. You can be guaranteed it's unique and will change when anything is changed in the cab, even if minor like a comment

    @wiggly1uk2000
    Again, great work in noticing the cab filename change! That's a great find!

    I don't know how the MUC release process works but it's clear MS allows (minor?) tweaks to a release even after its published.

    Lesson learned, it's a good reason to note and track the cab filename installed. It's another reason 2 different people get somewhat different results with the "same" release. Knowing both release # and cab filename could be helpful for when someones helping debug
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  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       10 Jan 2017 #1947

    Installs of the newer ones just throw errors when trying to install.
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  8.    10 Jan 2017 #1948

    Have you tried the driver from the vendor. Doesn't look like your m/b uses Realtek chip (scroll down to see)

    /* EDIT */
    Can have a look at what you DO have and what might be going on

    /* EDIT 2*/
    Given the circumstance would be better you started a new and separate thread for help as doesn't look Realtek related. You post the link to new thread here but put output of info requested in new thread

    List any Problem devices
    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click the Start Orb, type msinfo32 in the search box. Hit Enter
    • Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so

    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start, enter dxdiag in the search box
    • When DxDiag opens, look along the buttons at the bottom of the DxDiag window===> If you’re running 64 bit Windows, you’ll see a 64-bit DxDiag button. Click it to run the 64-bit version of dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
    • Upload the file to your next post
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  9. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 64-bit
       10 Jan 2017 #1949

    I just wanted to say that 6.0.1.8029 sounds better on my system than 8023.
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  10.    11 Jan 2017 #1950

    Found something new in 15002:
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