Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    26 May 2017 #601

    asturias7 said: View Post
    How's the sound quality? Worth updating?
    as of now....observing more depth in sound & better surround but low volume than normal
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       26 May 2017 #602

    asturias7 said: View Post
    How's the sound quality? Worth updating?
    I think you'll like it asturias7. My machine needed a restart after installing to enable the Audio Manager in the system tray.
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  3.    26 May 2017 #603

    sreekantt said: View Post
    as of now....observing more depth in sound & better surround but low volume than normal
    DooGie said: View Post
    I think you'll like it asturias7. My machine needed a restart after installing to enable the Audio Manager in the system tray.
    Thanks for the feedback guys.
    I'll give it a go, asap.
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  4.    26 May 2017 #604

    billneftleberg said: View Post
    I can use the same driver on a non dell machine and still get the old realtek interface but not on a dell
    Dell audio sounds bad with Realtek I was forced to use Microsoft HD audio driver. On my new Cyberpower PC which has the newer control panel Realtek sounds better than the Microsoft HD driver yet if I uninstall the Realtek driver it does not try to push it unlike the Dell which pushes a old version from 2015 which sounds horrible. I then have to go through hell trying to keep it hidden.
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    Windows 10-64bit Pro
       27 May 2017 #605

    reddice said: View Post
    Dell audio sounds bad with Realtek I was forced to use Microsoft HD audio driver. On my new Cyberpower PC which has the newer control panel Realtek sounds better than the Microsoft HD driver yet if I uninstall the Realtek driver it does not try to push it unlike the Dell which pushes a old version from 2015 which sounds horrible. I then have to go through hell trying to keep it hidden.
    You have to use the version from realtek website for a better quality 2.81.
    If you upgrade the driver from Microsoft website it will break the sound quality.

    Overall this is the pun of Dell users having realtek drivers.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       27 May 2017 #606

    Always keep a copy of the previous drivers that work well. If you install any newer driver and it doesn't perform as you want, you can then uninstall it and install the older driver that was perfect.
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  7.    27 May 2017 #607

    Hi,

    Windows will automatically keep a copy of the older drivers until you decide to delete them. See %windir%Lastgood or Lastgoodtemp folders.

    Or use DriverExplorer to see what's left behind. You'd be surprised to see the amount of old drivers scattered around in Windows.

    Cheers,
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       27 May 2017 #608

    I prefer to have a manual copy of the drivers as I keep for any Windows version. Automatic copy can be overwritten by a newer version and you lose it!
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       27 May 2017 #609

    spapakons said: View Post
    I prefer to have a manual copy of the drivers as I keep for any Windows version. Automatic copy can be overwritten by a newer version and you lose it!

    I agree with that post spapakons. I've got quite a large library of Realtek HD Drivers and NVIDIA Graphics Drivers but periodically remove some of the older ones.

    If you do a clean install of any driver you can't roll back to the previous version as files are deleted from the driver cache.
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  10.    27 May 2017 #610

    Hi,

    Dism /online /export-driver /destination:\Drivers

    That will copy all non MS drivers to D:\Drivers and you can keep as many copies as you like by changing the destination directory.

    Frankly though, I only keep drivers that are critical to the system I keep running.
    Digital audio isn't that important to me, still on vinyl and spinner here, lol.

    Cheers,
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