Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version [archive]

  1.    01 May 2016 #851

    Oh, that one, I thought you were talking about speaker icon for volume. If you want access to Mixer, that hack for Old Type Speaker icon can help. You can get to Speaker properties from it, just like in ye olde times.
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  2.    01 May 2016 #852

    Well, did another update and saw something which then I tried again and saw another strange thing, but the icons are there now.

    On a Windows 7 laptop I own, I installed the My process is uninstall, reboot, CCleaner and then install, reboot. But my laptop has a colored keyboard which is controlled by a program. When I rebooted after the uninstall I had an error message saying that the lit keyboard control had an error and will not work which the keyboard was not lit. That program was not even running. What did that have to do with the audio driver I just removed? Who knows, but I proceeded my process and after I installed the new driver and rebooted the keyboard was lit again and the program that controls that was running at startup.

    So I thought maybe something on these Windows 10 machines had some sort of similar issue and sure enough I saw it. After uninstalling the older driver and then rebooting I saw all my jpgs and video files on my desktop did not have that preview of what it was as the icon. Here is an example of what the icons do after the uninstall and reboot

    As you can see even my folders with pictures have no preview.

    Now I have rebooted twice and so this time I went ahead and installed, rebooted and all is well. I see the speaker now in the tray, the program is in the control panel and my previews are back on my icons.

    What is the correlation? Not sure, but everything is working now. Sorry for the lengthy post, but hopefully if some one else has this problem they can follow this process to fix it.

    Thanks again CountMike
    Last edited by AirPower4ever; 01 May 2016 at 11:31. Reason: wrong gramar
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  3.    01 May 2016 #853

    Strange are the paths MS takes. Keep in mind that many drivers and programs use some correlating features like .Net, Dx etc. Ccleaner and stuff like that could clean icon cache and cause default icons until cache is rebuilt. I use Revo for some driver uninstallations. Cleans up registry of tails without touching anything else.
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  4.    01 May 2016 #854

    After installing this latest driver on my ASUS P8P67-M board with windows 10 (on board sound), there
    is a DEFINITE sound improvement. Mind you I was using ASUS OEM drivers
    from 2012 before in windows 7.

    So I'd say if your coming from oldie drivers this may help!
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  5. DooGie's Avatar
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1809
       01 May 2016 #855

    AirPower4ever. After you've uninstalled the Realtek HD driver and rebooted, do you run the CCleaner Registry Cleaner?
    I've found I have to run the Registry Cleaner twice, the first pass identifies around 159 Realtek entries, after deleting these I have to run it again and around another180 Realtek entries are found. I get rid of these which seems to do the job.
    Don't know if this will help with your problem but it's worth a try.
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  6.    03 May 2016 #856

    Hi all. I've an Asus Z97-A motherboard that has a Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 2

    The problem I have is that every time I reboot the mapping for the rear speakers in a 5.1 setup (using the black, green and orange/red ports), keep getting reset to "Side Speaker Out" rather than "Rear Speaker Out". Is there a away to force the driver to stick with my assigned values? (When I dual boot the machine into OSX my settings work every time, no fiddling required).

    I've tried using the stock drivers from Asus and the latest drivers linked to in this thread but it makes absolutely no difference.
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  7. Cluster Head's Avatar
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       03 May 2016 #857

    Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers

    Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers

    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver - there is a new driver package with native support for the upcoming OS Windows eighth Realtek High Definition Audio (HDA) is intended for ALC-8xx/2xx chipsets for Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP 32/64bit, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 under 32 or 64-bit, Windows 10.

    Supported chips sound cards:
    ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC892, ALC663, ALC662, ALC660, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887, ALC670, ALC275, ALC680.

    ALC861 Value HD Audio Codec
    ALC861-VD-GR Value HD Audio Codec
    ALC880 Series HD Audio Codec
    ALC882 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec
    ALC883 Value 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec
    ALC888 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    ALC888T Advanced 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec for VoIP Applications
    ALC885 7.1+2 Channel High-Performance HDA Codec with Content Protection
    ALC888S 7.1+2 channel high definition audio codec with two independent s/pdif-out
    ALC888S-VC 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with Two Independent S/PDIF-OUT
    ALC888S-VD 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Two Independent SPDIF Outputs
    ALC889 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Content Protection
    ALC892 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Content Protection
    ALC662 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    ALC663 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    ALC665 5.1-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    ALC231 High Definition Audio Codec with Mono Class-D Speaker Amplifier
    ALC260 HD Audio Codec
    ALC262 2+2 HD Audio Codec
    ALC268 2+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    ALC269 High Definition Audio Codec with Embedded Class D Speaker Amplifier
    ALC272 4-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
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  8. DooGie's Avatar
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       04 May 2016 #858

    Yes CH, 7807 version is up on the Realtek ftp but as test versions only at this stage.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       04 May 2016 #859

    New Realtek HD audio driver available. See first post for more details. :)
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  10.    04 May 2016 #860

    Brink said: View Post
    New Realtek HD audio driver available. See first post for more details. :)
    Their web site is either down or they don't like me.
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