How to Download and Install Realtek HD Audio Driver on Windows 10

Realtek HD Sound Driver

Realtek audio driver is the most commonly used audio driver software to produce high quality enhanced sound on Windows operating system.  It is very reliable and portable sound card driver for Windows computer. Most of the Windows operating system users use Realtek audio driver for its flexibility and dependencies. The great features of Realtek audio driver are the Six Channel digital to analog converter (DAC). In this article, we will learn how to fix Realtek HD Sound Driver issue on windows 10.

It is supported by wide ranges of the audio card. This audio driver is ready to produce high-quality sound by one click install of the software.

But many windows user recently reported on many forum and comment on the web that the driver is crashed from their system. In this article, we will discuss the Realtek audio driver issues and will learn how to fix them.

The common issue found to run the Realtek audio driver is:

  • Realtek audio manager is missing
  • Realtek HD audio manager is not opening
  • Realtek audio manager is opening but not responding

This issues basically happen when you install a new sound card on your system or some other unknown system program failures.

If you had one of the above issues then you can fix them here. First of all, we have to download the Realtek HD Audio Manager from the official website. Before, we will completely uninstall the crashed Realtek driver from the computer. If you have not installed the software already but want to install newly then simply skip the step-1.

How to uninstall Crashed Realtek HD

To uninstall the crashed Realtek HD sound driver, first of all,  go to the system’s Device manager. Then scroll to the bottom and expand the option by mouse click “Sound video and game controllers“. In the expanded drop-down view, you will find the installed Realtek sound driver. Now right click on the mouse button and select and click on Uninstall device options.

Uninstalling the Crashed Realtek HD Sound Driver
Uninstalling the Crashed Realtek HD Sound Driver

A popup box will appear will ask you about deleting the software. Check the option delete this software driver for this device and click on the uninstall button to complete the deleting process of the HD sound driver.

Note: if you don’t see the Realtek HD sound driver under the Sound video and game controllers option in your device manager, it means your system doesn’t have installed the HD Realtek sound driver. In this case, you may install the driver by following the next step given below.

Downloading & Installing Realtek Sound Driver

To download the official Realtek HD sound manager go to this link and download the software.  In the download page Check the option I Accept to the above.

How to install Realtek HD Sound Driver on windows 10
Downloading Realtek HD Sound Driver

Now click on the next button to complete your download. It will redirect you to a new page with the list of the available software program to download. Depending on your operating system you are using, download the appropriate software file and format as you need.

If you use 32-bit specification based windows OS, find the description with 32-bits, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Driver only (Executable file) then click on Global to download the file.

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If you use 64-bit operating system specification, find the description with 64-bits, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Driver only (Executable file)  then click on Global to download the file.

Once the required files downloaded on your hard drive, double-click on the setup file and follow the instructions to complete the installation. When the installation process will finish. Restart your computer. Then your Realtek Soundcard driver should work smoothly.

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