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Windows 7: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

30 Dec 2009   #461

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

2.40 available.

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30 Dec 2009   #462

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

New driver released.

RELEASE DATE: December 30th 2009
Driver Version In Device Manager:
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30 Dec 2009   #463

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Aaron and Dwarf. First post updated. :)
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31 Dec 2009   #464

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

Question: now that the EQ has been resurrected in the Win7 driver (since 2.39), I am going to guess that installation of 2.40 over 2.39 will do the same thing that such a process did in WinXP with the old interface: losing all of any customized/saved EQ settings presets you might have created.

I put up with that in WinXP, by taking a screenshot of my EQ settings, which I then manually recreated all over again anytime a new driver was installed. Annoying, but it got the job done. Of course if the EQ settings were (a) numerically apparent, with some kind of flyout help if you mousehover over the individual EQ slider, or (b) available for "export" and "import", the recreation process could at least be precise. Just trying to recreate the slider positions from a visual screenshot isn't terribly precise.

Anyway, I haven't installed 2.40 yet, but no doubt will soon. I tried to figure out where the saved EQ customizations are kept and they don't appear to be in the Registry (that I can find, anyway). If they were there at least I could export and import, and I'd be home.

Does anybody know where saved EQ settings are kept? I'd sure like to avoid the manual recreation process each month as a new driver release comes out.

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31 Dec 2009   #465

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

This is what I have been able to find out so far. When you create a customised EQ configuration and save it, the following is written to the registry:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MMDevices\Audio\Render\{ecb14357-1cd3-44e0-95bc-0416a4980c4e}\FxProperties

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Unfortunately, I haven't been able locate any more information than that, so where the actual configuration associated with the name (see above image) is stored is still elusive.

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01 Jan 2010   #466

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Is it best to uninstall the old drivers before installing the newest driver ? If so how do I do that? Or just install it on top of the old one ?

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01 Jan 2010   #467

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Usually, you'll need to run the setup twice. First it uninstalls the old, you'll need to reboot, then run the setup again and it will install the new, reboot. Some random occasions, it will only take running the setup once, and upon rebooting, the new is installed. Don't know why, but I get hit or miss with that sometimes. I suppose you can uninstall the old manually, but you can just do the above.

It will say this in the Readme:

Update Driver:
Windows 2000 , XP :
Step 1. Follow Step 2,3,4 described in [Setup at first time] above to complete
the procedure.

Windows Vista, Windows7 :
Step 1. Run setup.exe, it will remove the original driver in your system.

Step 2. Click "Next" to remove the original audio driver in your system.

Step 3. Once after the original driver removed , reboot the computer.

Step 4. Please go back to the new driver package after computer restarted.

Step 5. Run setup.exe, it will install the new audio driver then
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01 Jan 2010   #468

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
d/l new drivers lost sound manager+


i know i want to say Happy New Year to you and the rest of the Forum Family

But help

here goes i d/l the new drivers but i lost of sound manager

test sounds
the reason i knew it i went xm online to play music nothing

came out, i tried i-tunes nothing came out

i went sound manager to test the speakers and nothing happens

i am uninstalling the drivers and reinstall them i will keep you posted
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01 Jan 2010   #469

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

sorry see attached

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01 Jan 2010   #470

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

ok i uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them with no

sound coming out of any speaker

i tried to test the speakers

when i do that nothing happens, and when i click on each speaker nothing happens

any thoughts
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