Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version [archive]

  1.    09 Dec 2016 #1751

    Hi,

    In some ways fdegrove I prefer installing from a cab file as the previous driver gets put into windows driver store so you can roll back to it if you don't like the new build.
    And in "%windir% \Lastgood" as well.

    On my "D:" partition I have a folder that contains all drivers on my machine which I obtain as follows:

    From command prompt (Admin) :

    Code:
    Dism /online /export-driver /destination:D:\Drivers
    or from Powershell Admin:
    Code:
    Export-WindowsDriver -Online -Destination D:\Drivers
    That way I can roll back to whatever I like at any time I want to.

    A listing of the drivers with the version of each driver is easy too:

    From command prompt:

    Code:
    pnputil -e > D:\Drivers\drivers.txt
    Hope you find it useful.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    09 Dec 2016 #1752

    DooGie said: View Post
    Been listening for an hour or so and there's not much of a difference between 8004 and 8010. To me the bass seems a little more defined and instruments sound sightly more seperated from each other.
    So nothing to make me say they're a big improvement but still worth trying.
    Thanks! Will give it a go later.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,338
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709
       09 Dec 2016 #1753

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    And in "%windir% \Lastgood" as well.

    On my "D:" partition I have a folder that contains all drivers on my machine which I obtain as follows:

    From command prompt (Admin) :

    Code:
    Dism /online /export-driver /destination:D:\Drivers
    or from Powershell Admin:
    Code:
    Export-WindowsDriver -Online -Destination D:\Drivers
    That way I can roll back to whatever I like at any time I want to.

    A listing of the drivers with the version of each driver is easy too:

    From command prompt:

    Code:
    pnputil -e > D:\Drivers\drivers.txt
    Hope you find it useful.

    Cheers,
    Useful stuff indeed Frank, I've copied and pasted the Command line stuff and put it into my archive of useful info.

    However I was referring to a more basic approach. If i install Realtek drivers using setup.exe it not only uninstalls the current driver but also wipes all previous versions from the driver store, therefore nothing to rollback to in device manager.
    In hindsight I suppose that if I unzipped the Realtek file and installed through device manager it would be just the same as using the cab file.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3,338
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709
       09 Dec 2016 #1754

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Thanks! Will give it a go later.
    I've decided I don't like them, rolling back to build 8004

    Even after a couple of tracks I can definitely say that build 8004 outperforms build 8010.
    Last edited by DooGie; 09 Dec 2016 at 17:59.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    09 Dec 2016 #1755

    Hi,

    However I was referring to a more basic approach. If i install Realtek drivers using setup.exe it not only uninstalls the current driver but also wipes all previous versions from the driver store, therefore nothing to rollback to in device manager.
    Which is exactly why I suggested the command line code. You can change the folder path and store as many a version as you'd fancy in there.
    Reinstating one of them is a simple matter of pointing the windows installer to the one you pick and that's it.
    They can even reside on an external drive, network share, whatever.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 3,338
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709
       09 Dec 2016 #1756

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Which is exactly why I suggested the command line code. You can change the folder path and store as many a version as you'd fancy in there.
    Reinstating one of them is a simple matter of pointing the windows installer to the one you pick and that's it.
    They can even reside on an external drive, network share, whatever.

    Cheers,

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    09 Dec 2016 #1757

    DooGie said: View Post
    I've decided I don't like them, rolling back to build 8004

    Even after a couple of tracks I can definitely say that build 8004 outperforms build 8010.
    OK, thanks for your input.
    I won't update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64-bit
       10 Dec 2016 #1758

    Since you folks seem very familiar with the Realtek drivers, maybe you could help me out.

    I have an Asus Z170-A motherboard with Realtek ALC892 on Windows 10 64-bit, with 5.1 speakers plugged in the back and headphones that I use via the front panel jacks. It used to be that I could have one volume setting for the Speakers and a different setting for the Headphones, and it would switch between them when I plugged / unplugged my headphones. The Speaker Configuration settings within the Realtek HD Audio Manager would also switch from 5.1 Speaker to Headphones.

    Since an update few weeks ago, when I plug in my headphones via the front jack it detects them but the settings in Realtek HD Audio Manager stay on 5.1 Speaker and the volume stays at the speaker setting. I updated the driver to 6.0.1.8004 and the automatic toggle between Speaker volume and a Headphone volume is still missing and the setting never changes to the Headphone configuration.

    Is there something wrong with my hardware / software, or did they seriously take out the headphone settings toggle in a recent driver revision?

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 2,389
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709 (FCU build 16299.248)
       10 Dec 2016 #1759

    Well, I remember there was a setting that you could change the mixer. You could either have a main mixer for all playback devices or a separate mixer, but I cannot find it right now. Anyone else? The default is a main mixer, so when you adjust the front speakers volume you also affect the headphones volume. With the separate setting you can adjust them independently. Shame I cannot find how you do it... Sorry...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    10 Dec 2016 #1760

    right click windows volume icon not the realtek one click open volume mixer and you can adjust it individually from there just don't touch the master volume one that will move all them. the master volume is the one that says speakers on it leave that one alone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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