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Recent content by erpster4

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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    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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    Latest CCleaner Version Released

    CCleaner version 5.45.6611 removed by Avast due to problems and has offered the previous version 5.44 instead Dont install or upgrade to CCleaner 5.45 - gHacks Tech News get version 5.44.6575 from here: CCleaner Professional | Try the world’s most trusted PC cleaner, free!
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    Windows 8 update to Windows 8.1

    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
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    Laptop damaged mainboard

    looks like the Inspiron 3521 will need to be repaired. post in the Dell Community forums and ask there instead of what to do.
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    Seagate 2TB Unallocated, Unknown, Not Initialized

    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...
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    A 2GHz, Dual-core...is it possible?

    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.
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    I need help understanding Generic Product Keys

    i think you can run win8.1 for more than 30 days though it will keep on nagging you to activate it
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    Driver realtek RTL 8139

    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
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    Is there a higher current driver?

    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.
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    Rear Audio Jack not detecting my microphone

    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.
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    "No Audio Output Device is installed"

    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...
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    although you can install v6.0.1.8397 under Win8/8.1 even though it's listed for either Win7 or Win10. I had no problems with 8397 on a Toshiba laptop running Win8.1.
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    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

    v6.0.1.8245 [8/29/2017] from MS Update Catalog for ASUS (32bit cab download) (64bit cab download) (products listed - Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 Drivers,Windows Vista)
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    Ndis.sys with high latency causing cracklings and poppings

    try installing the KB3055343 update for Win8.1, which updates the ndis.sys file. also update the network drivers for your ethernet/LAN and WiFi devices.
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    Latest AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver for Windows 8

    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...