Help prevent WU from erasing custom Realtek Audio EQ Presets


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 19044 21H2
       #1

    Help prevent WU from erasing custom Realtek Audio EQ Presets


    (Windows Version 20H2) 64-bit
    Hello,
    If anyone can offer me some guidance, I'd like to find a way to save my custom EQ presets from being purged after a Windows Update. It becomes extremely annoying having to manually tinker with the interface/manager as it's near-impossible to remember the exact preset changes I've made.

    Here's a screenshot to help visualize the problem.
    I'm hoping there's a specific file hidden away somewhere in a folder that I can backup, and then re-add (paste) it back in later after the update's finished.

    Help prevent WU from erasing custom Realtek Audio EQ Presets-2021hp_realtekaudio-img001.jpg
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  2. Posts : 17,607
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    @cruTech3000

    If you notice to the right of your equalizer... you can SAVE the settings to a file.
    When you SAVE your settings... just give it a name like... Custom1 or something.

    Then if WU resets the Equalizer, you can just choose Custom1 from the drop down box, just to the left of the Reset button.


    LOL... OK, that doesn't work. Well, at least I can't fid where it's saved. :/

    You might have to block driver updates.

    Or... you could take a screenshot of your settings?
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 19044 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ghot said:
    @cruTech3000

    If you notice to the right of your equalizer... you can SAVE the settings to a file.
    When you SAVE your settings... just give it a name like... Custom1 or something.

    Then if WU resets the Equalizer, you can just choose Custom1 from the drop down box, just to the left of the Reset button.
    Yes... however the issue isn't that I can't name and "save" the setting inside the audio manager - it's that WU itself actually purges these "saved" presets and resets everything. All of the custom options from drop down menu that I create are gone.

    - - - Updated - - -

    @Ghot
    Referring to stopping Windows from installing device drivers.

    So, is it correct to say that the saved custom EQ settings are tied directly to the driver version. Once updated, the settings will reset and you're forced to start over.

    If this is true, that means the save feature inside Realtek Audio manager sucks and is totally pointless. Surely the user shouldn't have to avoid an update (or carry on using an outdated version) just to keep their customized preferences. A transfer solution must be found or made.

    Where does the driver keep the default list? ie. Rock, Concert, Jazz etc. Is it built into the manager exe or is there a directory file somewhere?
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  4. Posts : 958
    Windows 10
       #4

    It means that your 2016 Realtek driver (when Windows 10 was in its infancy) no longer really works in a 2021 OS.

    Your 2016 Realtek Windows 10 driver would work as expected in a 2016 Windows 10 OS. Then Microsoft spent the last 5 years moving stuff around the OS and now the best you can hope for is your computer getting any sound at all and the microphone still works. Anything above that is pure gravy.
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  5. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    Also, it will be noticed that the twice-yearly Version Upgrades will set most customizations back to default. An example is installing the Win7/Win8 Games that will no longer work so I keep the download available to reinstall and a couple three Registry edits, mainly those for giving right-click context menu additions. Don't see the issue/feature as often with the monthly Build updates but still possible.
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  6. Posts : 20
    windows 10
       #6

    Yes you can save your EQ presets. Look at this thread Realtek Equalizer Settings - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums from user Vaio 7 near the bottom. I've already done it it works. The thread is from Windows 7 but I have Win10 and it works fine. If you're not sure how to do it I can explain it to you more.
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