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Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

  1. #51


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I am confused

    RELEASE DATE: September 2nd 2014
    DRIVER VERSION: ??
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.7334

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    Update Details: Microsoft Update Catalog

    I click the top link. I downloaded the file. I now have a cabinet file. Inside the cabinet file are a tone of .dll and .exe files. . . what am I suppose to do with these?

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  2. #52


    Posts : 21,948
    64-bit Windows 10


    New Realtek HD Audio 6.0.1.7340 version available. See first post for more details.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 21,948
    64-bit Windows 10


    New Realtek HD Audio 6.0.1.7354 version available from Microsoft Update Catalog. See first post for more details.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by beegeepee View Post
    I am confused

    RELEASE DATE: September 2nd 2014
    DRIVER VERSION: ??
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.7334

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    Update Details: Microsoft Update Catalog

    I click the top link. I downloaded the file. I now have a cabinet file. Inside the cabinet file are a tone of .dll and .exe files. . . what am I suppose to do with these?
    Extract all the files inside the cabinet file onto a folder and then install the Realtek audio drivers in Device Manager.

    Btw, Version 6.0.1.7378 dated 11/4/2014 now available (update details) [direct link to CAB file]
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  5. #55


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by erpster4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beegeepee View Post
    I am confused

    RELEASE DATE: September 2nd 2014
    DRIVER VERSION: ??
    Driver Version in Device Manager: 6.0.1.7334

    Download at: Microsoft Update Catalog

    Update Details: Microsoft Update Catalog

    I click the top link. I downloaded the file. I now have a cabinet file. Inside the cabinet file are a tone of .dll and .exe files. . . what am I suppose to do with these?
    Extract all the files inside the cabinet file onto a folder and then install the Realtek audio drivers in Device Manager.
    When I try this, it says I already have the latest driver, yet my driver is from August 2013.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong entry in Device Manager. I was looking at audio inputs/ouputs instead of sound controllers. Oops!
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  7. #57


    Why not a Realtek drivers: Realtek
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  8. #58


    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pawlwawl06 View Post
    Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong entry in Device Manager. I was looking at audio inputs/ouputs instead of sound controllers. Oops!
    understandable error, pawlwawl06. a common mistake Windows 8 & 8.1 users make when using Device Manager. Always look in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers section of Device Manager and nowhere else.
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Why not a Realtek drivers: Realtek
    the Realtek drivers from the Realtek web site currently are version 6.0.1.7246. Microsoft has newer ones from Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog sites
    Last edited by erpster4; 08 Dec 2014 at 12:38.
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  9. #59


    Quote Originally Posted by erpster4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pawlwawl06 View Post
    Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong entry in Device Manager. I was looking at audio inputs/ouputs instead of sound controllers. Oops!
    understandable error, pawlwawl06.

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Why not a Realtek drivers: Realtek
    the Realtek drivers from the Realtek web site currently are version 6.0.1.7246. Microsoft has newer ones from Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog sites
    Do they come with Realtek HD Audio manager in control panel ?
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  10. #60


    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Do they come with Realtek HD Audio manager in control panel ?
    Yes they do. The only limitation of the Realtek HD Audio manager control panel program is that it does not work on Sony VAIO computers. It works on many other name brand computers like Acer/Asus/Dell/Gateway/Intel/HP/Lenovo/Panasonic/Toshiba

    BTW, HP (Hewlett-Packard) users using HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC can obtain their version of the Realtek HD audio 7378 drivers from the HP site instead from Microsoft. I downloaded & checked the contents of their driver package and it contains both 32bit & 64bit versions of the 7378 drivers. Microsoft only has the 64bit version of the 7378 drivers.
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