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Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

  1. #81


    OK, let me start over to make sure I am following the procedure correctly.
    First I downloaded the version 2.75 EXE file from here: Realtek (as referenced by the first page of this thread with a May 21, 2014 release date).
    This installed successfully.
    Now, I am unsure what to do next...do I skip the November 13th 2014 update that references the MS Update Catalog and just download Brink's March 4th release .CAB file?

    (Just to recap, I am doing all this to hopefully resolve an issue that I described in a separate thread (Laptops disable built-in speakers when ext mic connected??) which is that when I record external mic audio in the laptop's combo jack, the built-in speakers get disabled so I dont hear playback, but on the other hand when I connect a smartphone headset which has MIC + Phones, the stupid laptop leaves the built-in speakers active instead of sending to the buds that are in my ears. So, I am getting results that are opposite to what one would expect...)

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  2. #82


    I don't think its a driver issue. It goes back to the type of combo jack and how ASUS has it implemented.
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  3. #83


    Now when you have Realtek drivers, check "Realtek HD Audio manager" in control panel. In top right corner, in blue letters should be "Device Advanced Settings" and try settings there.
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  4. #84


    CountMike: I cant see what you are referring to... keep in mind I am now using the Classic View (generic) version of Realtek HD Audio Manager which was installed from the Realtek site as R2.75, so Im not using the Asus laptop specific version aanymore (which is dated 2013!).

    Can you further walk me thru? Should I not be attempting to install Brink's latest March update to the official release R2.75?

    **ugh, what a weird problem to have...disables my internal speakers when I dont want it to, and keeps them active when I have a smartphone headset plugged in!**
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  5. #85


    In the Control Panel, top left, change "View By:" to large icons, you should see detailed CP view.
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  6. #86


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    In the Control Panel, top left, change "View By:" to large icons, you should see detailed CP view.
    Yes I see the blue icon that says "Realtek HD Audio Manager", but when I click it it opens it but my version does not have any Advanced Settings option or menu.
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  7. #87


    Quote Originally Posted by orlando1974 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    In the Control Panel, top left, change "View By:" to large icons, you should see detailed CP view.
    Yes I see the blue icon that says "Realtek HD Audio Manager", but when I click it it opens it but my version does not have any Advanced Settings option or menu.
    Blue letters underscored, it's not a tab.

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  8. #88


    Thanks for the screenshot. i dont have that and I notice your version is a Gigabyte version. I possibly had something similar when I was using my Asus specific version too but I needed to update the drivers to the generic ones in order to be able to just record from the external mic.

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    What are you able to do under the Advanced Settings? Can you take a screenshot of that please?
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  9. #89


    It's a Gigabyte MB but driver is generic 2.75. This panel lets me adjust where some sound will play.
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  10. #90


    CountMike - is this the panel you get on a laptop or desktop computer?

    For the fun of it, I decided to install the lastest ASUS Notebook audio drivers (not specific to my particular model though because my model's last update is 2013)... so I installed the latest March 2015 drivers from the ASUS site and there was no change... not better, not worse. And the Realtek HD Audio Manager interface was EXACTLY the same... no ASUS logo anywhere, which I thought strange.
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