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!
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).
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
Installs of the newer ones just throw errors when trying to install.
Have you tried the driver from the vendor. Doesn't look like your m/b uses Realtek chip (scroll down to see)
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Can have a look at what you DO have and what might be going on
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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
I just wanted to say that 18.104.22.16829 sounds better on my system than 8023.