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Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

  1. #101


    Quote Originally Posted by base1268 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The R2.75 driver, on the Realtek site, is not a zip file. Download and click on the icon to run. It will first uninstall the existing RealTek drivers, require a PC restart and after restart install the new driver.
    Realtek

    I'm using this driver on both of my desktops (one with an ASRock Z77 motherboard and the other with an ASUS Z77 motherboard) and a Lenovo ideapad laptop. The desktops have dual boot Win 7 and Win 8.1. I'm also using this with the Pre-release (Beta) Win 10.
    Hmmmm.... now I'm even more confused.... the link I speak of is at the beginning of this sticky thread by Brink and the driver version is the same format as the one I have showing in my Device manager->Sound-> Realtek HD Audio->properties->Driver

    Attachment 60401

    No mention of R2.75.

    I have a Samsung laptop
    v 2.75 shows as 6.0.1.7246 from 14-May-2014

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  2. #102


    Posts : 24
    8.1 pro + Ubuntu


    I went ahead and downloaded the 64 bit R2.75.... ran the execution file and installed without a hitch.... now it shows I have an OLDER driver installed than previously.... 6.0.1.7246 (date: 14/05/2014).... how could that happen...? Surely driver installers that do the 'uninstall current driver first' would check to make sure...? And why would Realtek have an older driver available as the latest...?

    This is all very confusing
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  3. #103


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    If you have downloaded 6.0.1.7460, it is in cab, you have to unpack it and update via device manager.
    There is no setup, which you can run. Select the folder, and the Windows will find the driver itself.
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  4. #104


    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Version 6.0.1.7443 dated 2/03/2015 posted at Microsoft Update Catalog this April 2015.
    For x64 / 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 [yup, the digital signature CAT files for 7443 have OSAttr of 2:6.0,2:6.1,2:6.2,2:6.3 (WHQL for these OSes) unlike the 7460 driver, which was WHQL for Win8.1 & higher only and had OSAttr of 2:6.3]

    Note: Because the download from Microsoft Update Catalog is a CAB archive file, you need archiving tools like 7zip, WinRAR, Winzip, etc. to unpack the files inside and use Device Manager to manually install the 7443 driver. No automated setup.exe file is included in any of the CAB downloads from Microsoft Update Catalog. I hope I made that clear to Win8 users who are trying to obtain Realtek HD audio driver downloads from the Microsoft Update Catalog site.
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  5. #105


    as of this morning R2.75.exe is up on the Realtek web site
    just an FYI

    hope everyone is doing great
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  6. #106


    Quote Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
    as of this morning R2.75.exe is up on the Realtek web site
    just an FYI

    hope everyone is doing great
    Updated but still with same number ? First one was from May last year.
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  7. #107


    This is one of the reasons I don't download drivers from the RealTek site anymore.

    The so-called R2.75 file from the RealTek site has the following:
    File RTKVHD64.sys, dated 5/14/14, version 6.0.1.7246

    In contrast, the version 2.7x drivers I downloaded from Station_drivers, have the following:
    File RTKVHD64.sys, dated 4/19/15, version 6.0.1.7484

    Also, I downloaded an older version of the drivers from the RealTek site last fall, with the following:
    File RTKVHD64.sys, dated 11/14/14, version 6.0.1.7385

    So, in reality, these so-called "new" drivers from RealTek are actually over a year older than drivers available elsewhere!
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  8. #108


    Surely driver installers that do the 'uninstall current driver first' would check to make sure...?
    Not my experience. The driver installer just checks to see if a version is already installed, and if so, uninstalls it. After reboot, it then installs the drivers you selected. I know this because I've been able to restore an older version of the drivers this way, when a newer version I got elsewhere didn't work well.
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  9. #109



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,195
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    This is one of the reasons I don't download drivers from the RealTek site anymore.

    The so-called R2.75 file from the RealTek site has the following:
    File RTKVHD64.sys, dated 5/14/14, version 6.0.1.7246

    In contrast, the version 2.7x drivers I downloaded from Station_drivers, have the following:
    File RTKVHD64.sys, dated 4/19/15, version 6.0.1.7484

    So, in reality, these so-called "new" drivers from RealTek are actually over a year older than drivers available elsewhere!
    What really counts is the version number, because the dates are sometimes just the date the site put it up for download. I've seen old version numbers with dates newer than the newer version. example version 9.xxx.xxx Jan 2015 in one place and version 11.xxx.xxx Dec 2014
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  10. #110


    What really counts is the version number,
    Agree -- and you'll notice the version numbers on this "new" R2.75 are lower than version numbers on previous driver downloads. Also, I checked my "backups" drive where I keep older versions of drivers and found an old "R2.75" file I downloaded from RealTek last year that had a 5/21/14 date on it, and version number of 6.0.1.7246 -- which, according to folks that have installed this "new" R2.75 driver package, matches the version number they now have.

    So, it looks like what RealTek did is simply repost last May's driver package.
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