Realtek HD Audio Drivers Download for Windows 10/7/8. Quickly & Easily

By Camilla Mo in Technical Tips
Download Driver Easy to Update Realtek HD Audio Drivers. Quickly & Easily!

There are three methods you can update your Realtek audio drivers. You start at the top and work your way down, or use the one that will save your much tim

Method 1: Update the Realtek audio driver via Device Manager
Method 2: Download and install the Realtek audio driver from manufacturers
Method 3: Automatically update the Realtek audio driver (recommended)

Method 1: Update the Realtek audio driver via Device Manager

1) Go to Device Manager.

2) Expand category “Sound, video and game controllers”. Under this category, right-click on “Realtek High Definition Audio”. Click Update Driver Software…on the context menu.

3) Click Search automatically for updated driver software (Different systems may have different displays here.).

If the driver is up-to-date, you will be prompted that “The best driver software for your device is already installed”. Then you don’t need to update the driver.

5. After the driver is installed, restart your PC for the changes to take effort. 

Method 2: Download and install the Realtek audio driver from manufacturers

You can find and download the latest driver on Realtek website.

After you go to the website, Click High Definition Audio Codecs (Software). Follow the on-screen instructions and download the correct driver corresponding with the version of Windows. Then double click on the downloaded file to install the driver.


Method 3: Automatically update the Realtek audio driver (recommended)

If above two methods don’t work for you, or if you don’t have patience, time or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will scan your computer to detect any problem drivers in your computer. You don’t need to know what operating system your computer is running. You can update the Realtek audio driver automatically with the Free or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it just takes 2 clicks (and you get full support and 30-day refund guarantee.)

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will detect all problem drivers instantly and provide you with new drivers.

3) Click Update button next  to the Realtek audio driver, then download and install the correct version of this driver. Or click Update All button (if you go Pro) to download and install all drivers automatically.

Hope you find the tips helpful to update the Realtek audio drivers easily. If you have any questions, please comment below. We’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.

  • Saurabh Patil

    Change audio setting to Headphone!

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi vedavalli,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Check if your headphone work properly on another computer, ensure it’s not a hardware issue.

  • Nara Gontijo

    i can’t find “what you hear” driver for creative sound blaster 5.1. Can u halpe me pls?

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Samir,

    Try to use Driver Easy Pro to update the drivers. If that doesn’t work, please contact our support team for further assistance.

  • joe connor

    I’ve not been happy with the realtek drivers at all, hp 15 p189sa. beats audio, the beats audio software is rubbish, uninstalled that a long time ago, but the realtek drivers aren’t great. Best option i’ve found is just to uninstall the audio driver completely, make sure to delete it, don’t restart just yet, re install the chipset drivers for your comp, this will try and install realtek drivers automatically after a restart and it will restart again. Let it do that 2x restart, sound awful still. Then go back into device manager and rollback the audio driver. This will let it just use the standard w10 driver. My earphones sound awesome now by comparison to any other configuration. Only issue is that it driver headphones extremely loud, anything above 20 will deafen you. but that’s cool, under 20 it sounds awesome now! 🙂 Anyhow hope that helps someone.

  • gilberto

    não consigo instalar o drive de som no meu notebook .vcs podem me ajudar?

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Gilberto,

      Sorry that I’m not good at your language. Have you tried using Driver Easy? If Driver Easy doesn’t help, please contact our technical support for further assistance.

  • Jung-In

    This was extremely helpful. Thank you very much!!!

  • Дмитрий Сунгаила

    Drivereasy ad….

  • EvanescentBlade

    Thanks for the info!

  • Tejas

    I’m using a MSI laptop which recently got updated with windows anniversary update and this device is making some weird sound, I’ve updated this driver’s many times but there is still the same noise coming, can you please help me to sort this out?

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  • kanubhai

    no audio output device

    • Stephan

      Hook up some speakers then.

  • Joseph Zachry

    Thank you! You’re a lifesaver…I followed your directions and the intrusive and disturbing noise is gone! It’s a freaking miracle thank you again!