Determine the DCH (UAD) Realtek driver needed for your Audio

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  1. ddelo's Avatar
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       #31

    Hi @Mervil.

    The 'hdxasus.inf' is the inf file needed for your audio device base driver. If the downloaded cab file doesn't include it and even if it includes it, the file doesn't contain your HWID 'HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_1168&SUBSYS_104387C5', the driver won't be installed.

    As for the Realtek Audio Control app in the Microsoft Store, you don't need to search for it. Once you install the updated Realtek Hardware Support Application, Windows will automatically download the matching app, from the Microsoft Store.
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  2. Posts : 28
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       #32

    Thanks Dmitri. So, how do I update my UAD driver then? I'm guessing I have to rely on ASUS to continually provide their own updates then?

    How do I update the Realtek Hardware Support Application? I see it listed in the software components, but that was not one of the tabs that opened up for me.

    And whats up with the nahimic and DTS stuff?
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  3. ddelo's Avatar
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       #33

    Mervil said:
    Thanks Dmitri. So, how do I update my UAD driver then? I'm guessing I have to rely on ASUS to continually provide their own updates then?

    How do I update the Realtek Hardware Support Application? I see it listed in the software components, but that was not one of the tabs that opened up for me.

    And whats up with the nahimic and DTS stuff?
    You're most welcome!

    Let's start from the end....Nahimic and DTS need to be searched in MUC separately as they are not part of the 'Basic' Realtek driver.

    The Realtek Audio Effects Component cab file includes the following Software Components:

    • Realtek Asio Component
    • Realtek Audio Effects Component
    • Realtek Audio Universal Service
    • Realtek Hardware Support Application

    so there is no need for separate downloads.

    As to how you update your DCH (UAD) driver, once you find what you have installed, by running the PS script, please read carefully and follow the instructions given in this thread.
    Last edited by ddelo; 03 Dec 2020 at 00:05.
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  4. Posts : 28
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       #34

    I am so sorry. I just don't understand this process. Please correct me where I am wrong:
    1) First thing I need to do is install the realtek drivers provided me by my motherboard manufacturer (ASUS). I can obtain these from the ASUS website, so long as ASUS updates the board's support page. Once they stop updating the page, I would just need to install the most recent version provided, and then I can update from there with the methods outlined on this thread and the tutorial thread you linked.

    2) I run your PowerShell script and I can find what components of the entire overall driver package need to be updated. Possibilities include the Audio Device Driver, software components such as Audio Effects Component, Audio Universal Service, Hardware Support Application.

    3) I can find each of these using the Microsoft Update Catalog (supposedly). I can search as instructed on the tutorial thread, or use the links opened by your PS script. Then, I should be able to update each component separately.

    This all makes sense to me--for generic drivers. Does this still apply to my ASUS drivers, like hdxasus.inf? Am I supposed to find a driver specific for my ASUS hardware at MUC?
    What will happen if I just grab the most recent driver (6.0.9030.1) and install that?

    Am I making sense? What am I misunderstanding?
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  5. Posts : 789
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       #35

    Mervil said:
    This all makes sense to me--for generic drivers. Does this still apply to my ASUS drivers, like hdxasus.inf? Am I supposed to find a driver specific for my ASUS hardware at MUC?
    What will happen if I just grab the most recent driver (6.0.9030.1) and install that?

    Am I making sense? What am I misunderstanding?
    If you just download the MUC driver and unzip it, you will find your hdxasus.inf and all the other inf's in the MUC cab file.

    I purposefully made my tutorial without all these powershell scripts stuff, it just confuse people. You see an item on the device manager, search that item on MUC. Download MUC cab file, unzip MUC cab file, copy/paste into new folder. Device Manager update that item. Run Microsoft Store afterward.
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  6. Posts : 28
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       #36

    Thank you sandyt! This reply seems so simple!
    I've been so confused, I just want to make sure I understand what you just said.
    In device manager for audio and software components, I have many items as follows:

    >Sound, video, and game controllers:
    -High Definition Audio Device
    -Realtek(R) Audio
    -Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer

    >Software components
    -A-Volute Nh3 Audio Effects Component
    -DTS APO4x Service Component
    -DTS Audio Effects Component
    -Realtek Asio Component
    -Realtek Audio Effects Component
    -Realtek Audio Universal Service
    -Realtek Hardware Support Application

    I can search for any of these items in MUC and download them. They will be .cab files, and I would unzip them. Then I can update the components/drivers by pointing to the folder with the unzipped .cab file components. I can do this because the .cab files contain a collection of drivers for many hardware IDs, including my ASUS ones.

    Is that essentially all correct?
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  7. Posts : 789
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       #37

    Software components are not tied to specific motherboard inf file.

    Why are you making yourself confused? Just download these files, unzip them and look at the inf file with notepad yourself.
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  8. Posts : 28
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       #38

    sandyt said:
    Software components are not tied to specific motherboard inf file.

    Why are you making yourself confused? Just download these files, unzip them and look at the inf file with notepad yourself.
    This whole concept is just foreign to me. I'm used to downloading chipset and graphics card drivers, and just installing them. I also do not know what you mean by "look at the inf file with notepad yourself". Which inf file? What am I looking for in that file?

    Also, as I look for these drivers to update, there are so many listings that seem like the same file. Can I assume that if the products for the driver are given as "Windows 10 S", I should AVOID it, and go for one that just says "Windows 10" (vibranium and later, yadda yadda)?
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  9. Posts : 789
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       #39

    Windows 10 1903, windows 10 vibranium, windows 10 s --- they ALL point to the same cab file.

    My tutorial is idiot proof. You don't have to worry about downloading the wrong MUC driver file.

    If you read carefully you will see that my tutorial never force install anything. I pointed the device manager to a folder that I created. If there is a newer driver that is compatible to your hardware, it will update. If the device manager can't find any compatible driver, then it will say that you have the most updated driver.
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  10. Posts : 8
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       #40

    Just a quick question/confirmation ddelo, so I ran "Check-DCHDriverCompatibility.ps1" Script to a driver I want to install to check if it's compatible. Here is the result:

    Code:
    System Audio Device Hardware ID: INTELAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0256&SUBSYS_10280825
    
    Realtek(R) Audio
    Installed driver: hdxdellsstcsmb2018.inf [6.0.1.8642]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64 [6.0.9098.1]: Compatible
    
    Realtek Asio Component
    Installed driver: realtekasio.inf [1.0.0.2]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\8\5 [1.0.0.7]: Compatible
    
    Realtek Audio Effects Component
    Installed driver: realtekapo.inf [11.0.6000.612]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\8\4 [11.0.6000.860]: Compatible
    
    Realtek Audio Universal Service
    Installed driver: realtekservice.inf [1.0.0.46]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\8\6 [1.0.0.327]: Compatible
    
    Waves Audio Effects Component
    Installed driver: wavesapo.inf [3.2.0.69]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\11\10: NOT Compatible
    
    Realtek Device Extension
    Installed driver: hdx_dellcsmbext_waves.inf [6.0.1.8642]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\8\2 [6.0.9098.1]: Compatible
    
    Dell Device Extension
    Installed driver: dellaudioextwaves.inf [1.3.2.167]
    -  D:\DELL G7 DRIVERS\AUDIO\UNTESTED\RTK UAD 6.0.9098.1\0\Drivers\Win64\11\10 [1.6.2.465]: NOT Compatible
    
    Operation completed in: 00:00:13.136

    So, as stated in your post and just to clarify, it is ok to update the "COMPATIBLE" Drivers ONLY thru Device Manager and just leave out the "NOT COMPATIBLE" ones… correct?
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