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Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

  1. #1


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    64-bit Windows 10

    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8


    Latest Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs

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    Last Updated: November 29th 2016
    DRIVER VERSION: 6.0.1.8004

    (Only 64-bit Windows)

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    For how to install: How to Install a CAB File in Windows 10



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    Last Updated: November 15th 2016
    DRIVER VERSION: 6.0.1.7989

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows)

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    For how to install: How to Install a CAB File in Windows 10



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    Last Updated: October 18th 2016
    DRIVER VERSION: 6.0.1.7960

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows)

    Download at: ftp://ftp3.realtek.com.tw/Realtek/Ge..._Win7_WHQL.zip

    User name: spcust
    Password: hwwk758z

    For how to install:

    1. Download .zip file.
    2. Right click on downloaded .zip file and click on Extract All.
    3. Run Setup.exe file in extracted folder to install.



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    RELEASE DATE: December 2nd 2016
    DRIVER VERSION: R 2.80
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.8004

    Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10


    High Definition Audio Codecs: Driver Download Site

    OR

    High Definition Audio Codecs: Driver Download Site


    Update Add/Fix History:

    • Customizations
    • Bug Fix



    Tip   Tip

    • You will need to have cookies enabled, check the accept box, click Next, and click on the High Definition Audio Codecs (Software) link before it will take you to the actual Realtek HD audio driver download page.
    • You can download a ZIP version or the EXE version of the driver.
    • When the driver installation is complete, you will need to set your audio settings again in the Realtek HD Audio Manager in the Control Panel (Classic View).
    • Some OEM computers will have a custom version of the Realtek HD Audio Manager with the OEM manufacturer's name included instead. For example it may be named "Acer [Realtek] HD Audio Manager" instead for the OEM Acer.

    Last edited by Brink; 10 Hours Ago at 13:06. Reason: New version

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  2. #2


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Ive just updated to this and have lost my logon/off lock etc sounds. All other system sound are fine. Ive tried uninstalling and going back to the previous version, system restore etc but nothing.
    Anyone else having any issues

    Danny
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    The Contemplator
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    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    RELEASE DATE: June 22nd, 2012
    DRIVER VERSION: R 2.70
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.6662
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you Dwarf. First post updated.
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    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Well, i'm enthusiastic with w8 now, and I finally got it to work on my father's Toshiba satellite pro A100, which was basically built for XP and have those Realtek drivers for w8 installed and i'm as happy as Larry, touch wood, as i have yet to put it to sleep - the final test. Oh wow it was giving me hell in dual boot with XP, and its too long a story to share, so I won't elaborate. I think I'll even buy 3 w8 pro upgrades now as I love the networking, especially remote control.
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    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    FYI, I was having some weird issues on my Asrock P55m Pro mainboard with Windows 8. After the first install, my microphone input would work, but only at an extremely low level (after all boosting initiated and settings correct). After a reinstall, it is more normal, but still not at the level it should be -- again, boost to +30db, and all level meters set to full.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Have an Asus P8P67 board , R2.70 definitely does not load properly / work at all to any degree.
    I presume another update will follow for other people (?)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64bits


    Quote Originally Posted by Tweakfiend View Post
    Have an Asus P8P67 board , R2.70 definitely does not load properly / work at all to any degree.
    I presume another update will follow for other people (?)
    No worries with Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.6657 for Windows 8 32bit & 64bit.(Beta) on my P8P67
    Works fine

    Guilz
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  9. #9


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thanks Guilz
    Just the job.........!
    I had always used the 2.** series and had not looked at the Asus site recently.
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    The Netherlands
    Posts : 87
    Android, BSD, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows


    Ah! this resolved my issue with switching from internal speakers and external speakers!

    For example, when I plugged in my headphone and plugged it out, no sound would come from the internal speakers.
    My laptop would need a reboot in order to use the internal speakers again.
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