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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

02 Apr 2012   #901
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

REALTEK HD AUDIO DRIVER R268 WINDOWS 7 32BIT at ************** >>>


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02 Apr 2012   #902
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertwnielsen View Post
Ran the installer--

Uninstalled previous drivers
rebooted
Installed new drivers
rebooted
Back to work.

Things worked exactly as advertised.
Given that Realtek sound on my systems is working fine, I find that the extreme inconvenience of doing an uninstall/reinstall and thus losing all of my saved "custom EQ" presets far outweighs any possible benefit present in the "latest and greatest" driver version.

Given that Realtek has made it impossible to preserve these "custom EQ" presets across an uninstall/reinstall, this is simply a "deal breaker" for me. I can take screenshots of my presets, to look at when trying to recreate them precisely (on a new Windows install, or a new driver version install if I must), but this is again imprecise because Realtek has failed to put any type of digital readout on each of the EQ sliders.

There is no "flyout help" when hovering the mouse over a slider, nor is there a digital number at the top of each slider giving its +/- setting offset from +0... either of which would allow the user to exactly recreate a preset after a new driver install. So even taking a series of screenshots for each EQ preset is only a "visual assistance" when recreating them, rather than an exact roadmap as to what you're shooting for precisely.

So other than manually writing down on paper "how many clicks" it takes to push each slider up to produce each of your presets, the sheer annoyance of having to go through this every time a new driver is installed makes it something I rarely do. Avoid it like the plague, unless it's absolutely necessary.
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02 Apr 2012   #903
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The Realtek site is still not playing ball for me. However, the combined 32/64 bit Vista/W7 R268 executable file is available from Major Geeks.

|MG| Realtek High Definition Audio for VistaWin 7 2.68 Download
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02 Apr 2012   #904
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The Realtek site is still not playing ball for me. However, the combined 32/64 bit Vista/W7 R268 executable file is available from Major Geeks.

|MG| Realtek High Definition Audio for VistaWin 7 2.68 Download
i posted two links for media fire to get the 64 bit and 32 bit file hippo also has it here Download Realtek High Definition Audio 2.68 Vista - FileHippo.com
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02 Apr 2012   #905
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Thanks for the other links. It's as though Realtek have switched their servers off once these other sites have got hold of the files.
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21 Apr 2012   #906
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all
is anyone experiencing the realtek icon missing in the notification area on booting up the pc? i have the settings to show it in the program and have checked notification settings in properties.mine only appears if i open the program from control panel or start menu.
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21 Apr 2012   #907
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
is anyone experiencing the realtek icon missing in the notification area on booting up the pc? i have the settings to show it in the program and have checked notification settings in properties.mine only appears if i open the program from control panel or start menu.
You mean the orange icon for the Realtek HD Audio Manager?

It's supposed to be auto-started at Windows boot, because of its Registry entry (as shown by MSCONFIG):



Is the item still shown present and "checked" for you if you run MSCONFIG? Or has it disappeared?
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21 Apr 2012   #908
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

@dsperber
hi yes just had a look its enabled in system configuration
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21 Apr 2012   #909
Cata

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

Open Realtek HD Audio Manager from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items and click "i" in right corner and check Dispay icon in notification area
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21 Apr 2012   #910
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cata View Post
Open Realtek HD Audio Manager from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items and click "i" in right corner and check Dispay icon in notification area
one of my first checks but thanks
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