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Windows 7: need realtek as startup item?

19 Dec 2009   #1

need realtek as startup item?

hi there,

I have onboard realtek sound and an additional sound card. do I need to have realtek as a startup item as viewed in msconfig? will the other soundcard work just as well without realtek as a startup? thanks,


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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


The Realtek program is not really a driver. It is a program for adjusting the tone, speaker configuration, etc.
The sound will work just fine without it.

In short, yes, you can disable it. Better yet, if you don't want it, go into Programs and Features and uninstall it. However, you will not get any special effects it offers.

Hope this helps,
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