Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #2001

    You don't have to force particular .inf file, it's enough to point to folder containing all .inf files. If you try forcing particular .inf that doesn't have what's needed it will just refuse to install or say that driver is already up to date.
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       4 Weeks Ago #2002

    The point is you can't chose a specific INF file. Windows looks for all INF files present on that folder and subfolders and presents all available drivers (that match the type of device, in that case audio device).
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    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
       4 Weeks Ago #2003

    What is the last windows 10 driver with Realtek HD audio manager?


    I really don't like the limited and buggy Dell audio with MaxxAudio on my xps 8910, thanks.
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       4 Weeks Ago #2004

    MaxxAudio is installed when certain Dell models are detected. This is when running the setup. I'm not sure if manually installing the driver from Device Manage will make any difference, but you can try.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
       4 Weeks Ago #2005

    spapakons said: View Post
    MaxxAudio is installed when certain Dell models are detected. This is when running the setup. I'm not sure if manually installing the driver from Device Manage will make any difference, but you can try.
    If I use R2.79 driver I downloaded long time ago for another pc from Realtek site, I get Realtek HD audio manager, every thing works except no sound after wake up from sleep.

    I tried R2.80, R2.81 and Dell driver 6.0.1.7904 so far, all Dell audio instead of Realtek HD audio manager
    Last edited by whathero; 4 Weeks Ago at 03:57.
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       4 Weeks Ago #2006

    Install R2.79 driver and then manually replace it with newer version from Device Manager (don't run the setup). Hopefully this way you will change the driver only and let the software as it is.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
       4 Weeks Ago #2007

    spapakons said: View Post
    Install R2.79 driver and then manually replace it with newer version from Device Manager (don't run the setup). Hopefully this way you will change the driver only and let the software as it is.
    Tried, didn't work.
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    Windows 10 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #2008

    whathero said: View Post
    Tried, didn't work.
    First, do a system restore to keep things as they are now in case you need to go back.
    Next, you don't want your system re-installing your Dell audio, so let's prevent this:
    3 Ways To Disable Automatic Driver Updates In Windows 10

    Now, you want to uninstall your Dell audio completely, leaving your system with no audio. If it asks you to restart, then restart.
    Now you have no audio and your pc won't search for a driver to install.
    Next, you want to install the Realtek audio. Best thing to do is install from the Realtek website. This will now be your base audio and when you need to update, you can go through Device Manager and update via cab file.
    Install from here: Realtek
    Choose this option below
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    After you saved it, run the .exe file you downloaded and follow the instructions.
    After restart, see if it installed properly and let me know.
    If everything worked fine, then do a system restore so you can go back should you ever need to.
    Last edited by asturias7; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:04.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
       3 Weeks Ago #2009

    asturias7 said: View Post
    First, do a system restore to keep things as they are now in case you need to go back.
    Next, you don't want your system re-installing your Dell audio, so let's prevent this:
    3 Ways To Disable Automatic Driver Updates In Windows 10

    Now, you want to uninstall your Dell audio completely, leaving your system with no audio. If it asks you to restart, then restart.
    Now you have no audio and your pc won't search for a driver to install.
    Next, you want to install the Realtek audio. Best thing to do is install from the Realtek website. This will now be your base audio and when you need to update, you can go through Device Manager and update via cab file.
    Install from here: Realtek
    Choose this option below
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screen Shot 01-23-17 at 10.38 AM.JPG 
Views:	30 
Size:	27.5 KB 
ID:	118162

    After yo saved it, run the .exe file you downloaded and follow the instructions.
    After restart, see if it installed properly and let me know.
    If everything worked fine, then do a system restore so you can go back should you ever need to.
    Unfortunately, Dell audio / Realtek HD audio manager are in driver itself, even installing from device manager, either Dell audio or Realtek hd audio manager will be installed depending on the driver version and your system manufacter (in my case, dell), in fact, in task manager, process description of Dell audio is Realtek HD audio manager.

    So far, R2.79 includes Realtek HD audio manager, R2.80 includes Dell Audio, so there might be some version between these two including Realtek HD audio manager.
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  10. Posts : 101
    Windows 10 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #2010

    whathero said: View Post
    Unfortunately, Dell audio / Realtek HD audio manager are in driver itself, even installing from device manager, either Dell audio or Realtek hd audio manager will be installed depending on the driver version and your system manufacter (in my case, dell), in fact, in task manager, process description of Dell audio is Realtek HD audio manager.

    So far, R2.79 includes Realtek HD audio manager, R2.80 includes Dell Audio, so there might be some version between these two including Realtek HD audio manager.
    Did you try one of these (if they pertain to your pc)?
    http://www.dell.com/Search/bz/en/bzd...idnavigator~AU
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