Note to Brink.
The "www.realtek.com.tw" site has stopped working as it redirects here:
首頁 - 瑞昱半導體
therefore, if you need the English version of the new Realtek web site go here:
Home - REALTEK
which means the link to the R2.82 (8186) audio driver download is now broken.
try searching for...
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no mrjimphelps - that was only true with pre-installed Vista & Win7, which used COA stickers. TrustMe is right - Win8.x OEM keys are embedded in the BIOS and no COA stickers are used with Win8.x & Win10 anymore
what is the exact model name of the Seagate 2Tb hard drive?
might be a bad or defective Seagate hard drive if it was purchased at a "cheap" price. time to get another one. also don't buy "used" or "cheap" Seagate 2Tb drives as those are not good quality as I had some bad experiences with older...
that specific Acer model is close to junk and you cannot upgrade/replace the AMD A4-1250 APU chip on there because it is integrated (aka. soldered) onto the system board and cannot be removed without extremely good desoldering skills & tools.
Ok folks the latest Realtek RTL8139/810x PCI LAN driver is found on the Realtek web site. (v6.112 for Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8.1)
note: RTL8139/810x uses an older PCI interface, not the newer PCIe interface like in the newer Realtek LAN drivers
the realtek web site actually has v8186 (R2.82) released late July 2017.
There is an v8397 driver from Microsoft (NOT Realtek), that is listed for 64bit Win7 but should also work under 64bit Win8.1 as I've downloaded & tested it myself on a Toshiba laptop with pre-installed Win8.1 home.
the ASRock board OP is using has Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec as noted on the ASRock web site.
if the front panel audio & mic jacks no longer work correctly, they may need to be replaced.
see this topic from the Tom's Guide site on how to do this.
are you using Windows 8 or 8.1?
seems to be a driver software conflict of some sort.
I kinda had this problem on a sony laptop where the realtek driver installation was botched with a BSOD, which turned out to be a conflict with a touchpad driver & the realtek audio drivers. so I uninstalled...
starting with this version (17.1.1), certain AMD APUs like the AMD Radeon HD 8400 (R3) Graphics [as featured on my dad's Toshiba C55Dt based Win8.1 laptop] series are no longer supported by this Win8.x driver as I found out the hard way. Only the Win7 & Win10 versions of the 17.x AMD Radeon...