Realteck Releases High Definition Audio Driver For Windows 7

Good news for many Windows 7 Beta users who have been facing audio driver compatibility problem despite installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode on Windows 7. Realteck has released a new version of High Definition (HD) audio driver that supports Windows 7.

The latest HD driver version (2.16) supports both 32 & 64-bit Windows 7. This will certainly encourage more Windows Vista and XP users to install Windows 7 Beta for testing purpose.

Realteak HD for Windows 7

Driver Package R2.16

Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec in Vista/WinXP/Win2000/Win2003 .

1. Vista WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663,

ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887

2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC,

ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887

3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices

4. OS Supporting: Microsoft Windows XP, Widnows2000, Vista, Windows7 x86/x64

5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a (5013)

How to install:

Windows Vista, Windows7:

Step 1: Run the setup.exe program to start the installation.

Step 2: Click on [Next/OK/Go] to continue the installation procedure on Windows. If the Windows popup “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software” message, press “Install this driver software anyway” to continue the installation.

Step 3: Finally, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete the installation.

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  1. Nancy says

    It’s delightful that Realtek audio has its driver compatible with windows 7. our computer could have better sound now.

  2. SMSM says

    hey its say to me ( no driver was supported in this package ).. i think its the same problem and i went to the realtek site and download all the drivers support but no way it tell me the same problem ((((( any one may help please !!!!

  3. simon says

    hi there

    i have windows 7 and have high definition audio device as sound driver. I can hear sound through my speakers but its saying my headphones and mic are not connected even though i put them in the correct port that it asks for.

    any help ?

  4. Alejandro says

    Driver and application work acceptable on Win 7 Ult,..however, sound quality is poor,. I have a Logitech Z5500 speaker set and It sounded much better under the same realtek sound driver for vista. Voice and trebles sound metalic and not clear and strong as it used to be.

    It’s a shame,.. hope they release an improved version soon. On the other hand,.. windows 7 is just lovely. simple, fast and beautiful.

  5. Karan Singh says

    Just downloaded the driver linked on this site but still i get no sound. Running Windows 7. Motherboard = Asus M3N78. Downloaded all the possible drivers from asus’s support download driver page but none of them work. Neither does the one linked on this site.

  6. yogendra singh says

    i have just install windows 7ultimate trial version for 30 days.but plz tell me from where i can get the drivers[mother bord] for this

  7. james marcus gwom says

    i installed windows 7 last month and i have been having problems with sound (audio). can u pls help me get solution to that pls.

    thanks, expecting a prompt response

  8. Sunit Borah says

    I have downloaded all the three package and tried in Windows 7, but received a prompt same as earlier version when installing HDMI_R218 package.
    “No driver was supported in this driver package.”

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