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How to get Realtek HD Audio Manager

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    Windows 8.1

    How to get Realtek HD Audio Manager


    I have an HP-15 laptop running windows 8.1. It has the Realtek High Definition Audio.
    I have the driver installed, updated and all, but I don't have the manager.
    Can i download this somewhere? Thanks.

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    Some of that is controlled by what was activated by the PC vendor.
    You can try the full driver direct from Realtek, which has the manager but no guarantees.
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    I've seen others that had features limited (in the Realtek chip) by vendors and there is nothing that will restore it, other than using a separate sound card. On a laptop that would involve using a USB attached sound card that had the desired features.
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I just tried the driver direct from Realtek and it did not install the manager. I guess I don't have this feature.

    That driver also does not have an "enhancement" tab in speaker properties to access the equalizer and presets. The latest driver from HP is similar - no enhancements. If I uninstall/roll back that driver, then the enhancements show. Turns out that I like the default sound just fine so its not a big deal. Thanks for the info.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by manters View Post
    I have an HP-15 laptop running windows 8.1. It has the Realtek High Definition Audio.
    I have the driver installed, updated and all, but I don't have the manager.
    Can i download this somewhere? Thanks.
    The Realtek HD Audio Manager is supposed to show up in the Control Panel window of Windows 8.1 (click on All Control Panel Items to see if it is there). If it is not there even if all Control Panel icons are displayed, then your HP laptop may not really support it as fireberd said.

    BTW, the Realtek HD Audio Manager control panel app does show up on my father's Toshiba C55Dt-A laptop [I'm using v6.0.1.7801 and although v7831 is available from MS, I won't need to update to that version] and uses DTS Studio Sound enhancement (and I do get the Enhancements tab in Speaker properties dialog box AND a DTS tab in the Realtek HD Audio Manager app) - double whammy
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    Thanx for the info. I have the same problem and I thought it would be easer to find the maganer but actually it is not.
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    Posts : 72
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by stefan woj View Post
    Thanx for the info. I have the same problem and I thought it would be easer to find the maganer but actually it is not.
    what kind of computer are you using?

    most of my Win7 & Win8x PCs that have onboard Realtek HD audio do have the Realtek HD audio manager installed and listed in the Control Panel, except for my brother's Sony Vaio laptop which also uses Realtek ALC269 audio but no audio manager app installed there.
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  7. #7


    denmark
    Posts : 50
    windows 8.1


    Try Bongiovi DPS,it is an alternative sound card,I think you are gonna like it,I did anyway
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