Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    13 Jan 2017 #1961

    js1 said: View Post
    Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.81 has been released by Realtek today. It can be found at the Realtek website that is linked to on first page. It is version 6.0.1.8036.

    Microsoft Update catalog has a version 6.0.1.8037 on it webpage.

    I could not get the Microsoft Update driver to load using device manager. It said the driver installed was the latest. I think that the driver from Realtek and Microsoft Update catalog are actually the same driver.
    Thanks!
    I think I'll go with the update from Realtek's website.
    Let me know, anyone, how it sounds?
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  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 64 bit
       13 Jan 2017 #1962

    It's a no go for me as well. These drivers 8037 will not install. I'm sticking with 8029 until further notice.
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  3.    14 Jan 2017 #1963

    microbob said: View Post
    It's a no go for me as well. These drivers 8037 will not install. I'm sticking with 8029 until further notice.
    8037 is removed from MUC when I just checked, and the Realtek site is down for me currently. lol

    Anyway, was using 8018, and just installed 8029 which sounds as good/even better, I think.
    Last edited by IntelliMoo; 14 Jan 2017 at 19:38.
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  4.    14 Jan 2017 #1964

    IntelliMoo said: View Post
    8037 is removed from MUC when I just checked, and the Realtek site is down for me currently. lol

    Anyway, was using 8018, and just installed 8029 which sounds as good/even better, I think.
    I see it:
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    I downloaded the 6.0.1.8036 update from the Realtek website and it sounds great on my system.
    I have no idea if 6.0.1.8037 is any better or if I can actually get it to update via cab. I see that a few of you say it won't work.
    I will create a restore point then try and see if 8037 works for me.

    *UPDATE:
    “Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date”

    So yeah, like everyone else, 8037 is also not working for me. But, I have 8036 installed so it really doesn't affect me.
    Last edited by asturias7; 14 Jan 2017 at 23:37.
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  5. Posts : 2,212
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1066)
       15 Jan 2017 #1965

    The best is either download directly from Realtek site or update through Windows Update. If you see no new updates, probably any newer driver is not intended for your hardware. If you download it from Microsoft Update Catalog and force-install it from Device Manager it might work but missing features. Or it may not work at all. So either download latest driver from Realtek or from Windows Update, avoid forcing drivers from MUC unless your hardware is not working properly.
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  6.    15 Jan 2017 #1966

    I always get the latest update from MUC and unzip and install i have never had a issue or missing features .
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  7. Posts : 2,212
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1066)
       15 Jan 2017 #1967

    just lucky...
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  8.    16 Jan 2017 #1968

    Realtek's website seems to be down for me.
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 64 bit
       16 Jan 2017 #1969

    The site is hit or miss. I downloaded the driver from softpedia.
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  10. Posts : 2,212
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1066)
       16 Jan 2017 #1970

    It's true that sometimes it takes too long to download anything from Realtek that makes you think you are connected to an old 56K modem instead of ADSL or VDSL! That's why I keep most common drivers in my Flash drive so they are available instantly for installation to a customer without losing valuable time to download them.
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