Realtek has just updated its High Definition Audio Codecs to R2.69 and the latest version now supports Windows 8 operating system as well. Windows 8 users can now download and install the newest version of the audio driver to get Realtek HD Audio Manager to control various audio related settings.
According to Realtek, R2.69 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 supports ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, and ALC290 chipsets. You can download the read me PDF file from the download page to know more about changes and fixes.
Separate downloads are available for x86 and x64 systems. So, make sure you download and install the right version. R2.69 is also available for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems.
If you receive “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software” during the installation, simply click “Install this driver software anyway” to continue the installation. You may need to restart the PC to complete the installation.