How to Install & Reinstall Realtek HD Audio Driver Windows 10

For most computer users using Windows operating system, the default audio driver is run by Realtek HD Audio Drivers. Realtek's HD Audio Manager is a tool used to control sound on computer or laptop desktops, and it’s the default option for Windows 10 devices. The program comes packed with great features that procedure amazing sound results.

There are good chances that you’re using the Realtek HD audio driver on the system if you are using the Windows 10 device. Unless you are using an external sound card device to enhance the audio, Realtek HD audio drivers are behind every sound your computer makes.

Like anything else, there are tons of things that can go wrong and break your audio drivers while working on the computer. When this type of thing happens on the computer, you must open the Device Manager to see whether you can update the driver or not. 

To do that, you need to open Device Manager and click on the ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ and look at the devices installed on the system. Find out which one needs to be updated or uninstalled, right-click, and open properties, then click on the update driver option. Most of the time, windows will automatically find the correct driver for your computer without anything required from you. If that does not happen, you must take the matter into your hands and do the needful.

We have created this guide, especially for that, read it carefully to know more about the installation and reinstallation of Realtek HD audio driver in Windows 10 device. 

If nothing seems to work, then you must go for the new installation of the driver; read on this section. 

Install the new Realtek HD audio driver

To install a Realtek HD audio driver, first, you need to download it. To download and install Realtek audio drivers on your system, follow these steps. 

  • Open the Realtek website and click on the ‘Downloads’ link and then look for the drivers for your version of windows. 

  • Click on the download link of that drivers and wait. 

  • Once the driver package is downloaded to your computer, locate the downloaded file and double click on that to open it. 

  • Now, follow the on-screen instructions of the installer to install it on your system (it is very simple to install it).

Now, you will be able to use the Realtek drivers without any worries. Open the Realtek HD audio manager and see if it is working or not. You must be able to change the profiles and other things on the system if it is working correctly. 

Now, let’s look at how you can reinstall the Realtek drivers on a Windows 10 based system. 

Reinstallation of Realtek drivers

To reinstall the Realtek HD audio driver, you must uninstall the currently installed drivers, as we’ve mentioned above in the article. To complete the reinstallation, you must follow these steps carefully.

  • First, you need to open Device Manager and click on the ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ option.

  • Then, you need to select the ‘Realtek Audio’ from the list and open its properties by right-clicking and selecting it from the pop-up menu.

  • After that, you have to click on the uninstall driver button from the new window. 

After that, the drivers will be uninstalled from your system, and you will be able to install new drivers. To install new drivers, follow the instructions we’ve listed above in the ‘Install the new Realtek HD audio driver’ section. 

Now, you have completed the reinstallation of the Realtek HD audio drivers in Windows 10 based devices. This guide is not restricted to Windows 10 alone, and you can use it to uninstall and reinstall Realtek HD audio drivers on your Windows 8 or 7 devices. The settings for Windows 7 and 8 are somewhat similar to Windows 10, which is why you’ll be able to do that on any of the devices. 

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