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Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

  1. #11

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    Windows 7 Pro. x64

    Thanx guys

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  2. #12

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    I downloaded and installed that still no sound, my microphone works OK, when I run a test I can see the response, but no sound at all. :-(
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  3. #13

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    64-bit Windows 10

    New Realtek 2.71 HD audio driver released. See first post for more details.
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  4. #14

    Hi guys,
    I have an issue with Realtek High Definition Audio on an HP Windows 8 desktop. As soon as a song starts to play the volume starts to fade down considerably after about 1 or 2 seconds. Does this on WMP 12, WD or any other media player I have tried. I have gone through all the settings and still no solution. Driver version is Anyone else noticed this? Should I update the drivers? Any ideas will be appreciated................................................Sorry Guys.....I posted this as a reply and not a new thread but it is now solved. The newly released driver did the trick. Thanks, MisterMike
    Last edited by MisterMike; 02 May 2013 at 09:59. Reason: SOLVED.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro

    Yes try the 2.71 drivers : Realtek HD Audio 2.71 audio driver
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  6. #16

    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    I did an experiment and I updated to this version.

    How do I confirm I have the same version installed?

    In the control panel it displays

    Is this the one?
    Last edited by bagavan; 01 May 2013 at 06:21.
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  7. #17

    Posts : 22,449
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Manjunath,

    Yep, that's the new 2.71 version.

    RELEASE DATE: April 8th 2013

    Driver Version in Device Manager:
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  8. #18

    I installed the new driver and the issue appears to be fixed. Man I was sweating on this one. Took a long time to download. Got a popup from Windows 8 saying my system could not use this device. Did system restore. Back to square 1. Problem still there. Second attempt went a lot better. After uninstall computer took about 10 minutes to restart and showed zero activity. Then did install and another restart, another 10 minutes. Everything appears to be working well now but man does Windows 8 leave you hanging for a long time and shows no signs of life. Makes me nervous. Confirmed that I now have the in device manager so the operation was a success. Like "Curly" once said " If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking 'till you do". Thanks Guys.
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  9. #19

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    Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)

    Hi guys, I just got a new Windows 8 laptop, but there is no sound coming out of the subwoofer in my 2.1 system. When I plug the speakers into my old XP laptop the sub outputs sound just fine, which leads me to believe it's a Windows 8 issue.

    I'm using the Realtek drivers that came installed with Windows 8 (version Has anyone else experienced this with their sub? I'm wondering if updating to the driver from the Realtek site would fix this issue. I'm usually reluctant to install a driver outside of the official Windows Update site because from my past experience it can introduce more issues (as apparent even in this thread).
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  10. #20

    I used the MS drivers, but then, installed these new ones from Realtek -- and they work great. One of the files says Installer (I think) and that is the one I used. The other is only the device drivers.
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