Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version


  1. Posts : 935
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       28 Jul 2017 #2781

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Not even with the latest update (via Device Manager)? This one is for Creators Update:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/...6434f203d2.cab
    No, since the one from WU installs via device manager and it will only show the Audio Manager in the start menu if it was already there. Are you saying you have the Audio Manager in both start menu and Control Panel? I have never seen the one in Control Panel in Creators Update, only Start Menu. It was on the Windows 10 update before Creators update.
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  2.    28 Jul 2017 #2782

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    No, since the one from WU installs via device manager and it will only show the Audio Manager in the start menu if it was already there. Are you saying you have the Audio Manager in both start menu and Control Panel? I have never seen the one in Control Panel in Creators Update, only Start Menu. It was on the Windows 10 update before Creators update.
    There was a Realtek HD Audio Manager in Control Panel on mine even after clean install of CU. Most drivers install it.
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       29 Jul 2017 #2783

    CountMike said: View Post
    There was a Realtek HD Audio Manager in Control Panel on mine even after clean install of CU. Most drivers install it.
    I don't do clean installs of CU so that's different. Deep down, my system came from a Windows 7 Home x64 that was upgraded. I just know TH2 still had the Control Panel in it but earlier in the thread in late 2015, you will see how I couldn't get the Audio Manager to show up as I used to use the setup.exe only version of drivers from the Realtek ftp and it basically required setup.exe, reboot, setup.exe will continue running but don't reboot and then just do the same driver folder using device manager. This is on a ASUS G74SX-3DE 17" Gaming Laptop so I can't just do clean installs as there are some drivers that only ships with the system that is not available for Windows 10 on it's own.
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  4.    29 Jul 2017 #2784

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    I don't do clean installs of CU so that's different. Deep down, my system came from a Windows 7 Home x64 that was upgraded. I just know TH2 still had the Control Panel in it but earlier in the thread in late 2015, you will see how I couldn't get the Audio Manager to show up as I used to use the setup.exe only version of drivers from the Realtek ftp and it basically required setup.exe, reboot, setup.exe will continue running but don't reboot and then just do the same driver folder using device manager. This is on a ASUS G74SX-3DE 17" Gaming Laptop so I can't just do clean installs as there are some drivers that only ships with the system that is not available for Windows 10 on it's own.
    Just about time when CU came out I upgraded computer a lot and clean installed CU. That was first install since upgrading from W7 and W8 over it. At that time although another codec chip was on it Realtec HD audio was in control panel. Few days ago I did clean install of newest Realtec drivers from their ftp and there was nothing in CP until I installed older driver and updated it from CAB. That's my last experience.
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  5.    30 Jul 2017 #2785

    R2.82 better or 8216??
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  6.    30 Jul 2017 #2786

    khanmein said: View Post
    R2.82 better or 8216??
    For my ears, 8216.
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  7.    30 Jul 2017 #2787

    asturias7 said: View Post
    For my ears, 8216.
    Thanks, I tested & noticed 8216 bass is really crisper. Even though, my HD 558 bass is anemic.
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  8.    30 Jul 2017 #2788

    CountMike said: View Post
    Just about time when CU came out I upgraded computer a lot and clean installed CU. That was first install since upgrading from W7 and W8 over it. At that time although another codec chip was on it Realtec HD audio was in control panel. Few days ago I did clean install of newest Realtec drivers from their ftp and there was nothing in CP until I installed older driver and updated it from CAB. That's my last experience.
    I had the same experience like yours. Hence, I tried to clean install 8186 (R2.82) & update 8216 from CAB. Guess what, Realtek HD Audio Manager still not exist in the Control Panel.

    Previously, I really saw appeared in the Start Menu & Control Panel (during clean OS) but seriously not a big deal at all.
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  9. Posts : 935
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       30 Jul 2017 #2789

    CountMike said: View Post
    Just about time when CU came out I upgraded computer a lot and clean installed CU. That was first install since upgrading from W7 and W8 over it. At that time although another codec chip was on it Realtec HD audio was in control panel. Few days ago I did clean install of newest Realtec drivers from their ftp and there was nothing in CP until I installed older driver and updated it from CAB. That's my last experience.
    Earlier in this thread after CU came out, talking about a month or so ago, I asked if people see the audio in the control panel and it seems only those who had it already continue to have it. Maybe RT removed the Audio in Control Panel in later versions of the driver as right now, 8036 with the setup.exe is what I needed to install to get the Realtek Audio back in the start menu before I upgraded on top with the Windows Update drivers so maybe something before 8036 (I think this was the same as R.281) would still do the Control Panel since it seems even Microsoft is trying to hide the control panel in CU as right click on start no longer has it like it did in TH2.
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  10.    30 Jul 2017 #2790

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Earlier in this thread after CU came out, talking about a month or so ago, I asked if people see the audio in the control panel and it seems only those who had it already continue to have it. Maybe RT removed the Audio in Control Panel in later versions of the driver as right now, 8036 with the setup.exe is what I needed to install to get the Realtek Audio back in the start menu before I upgraded on top with the Windows Update drivers so maybe something before 8036 (I think this was the same as R.281) would still do the Control Panel since it seems even Microsoft is trying to hide the control panel in CU as right click on start no longer has it like it did in TH2.
    Who knows when they are changing drivers so often.
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