Thursday, 16 July 2015

Install Realtek Sound Drivers

Realtek is a computer hardware manufacturer that specializes in designing audio and network chips for computer manufacturers to use in their products. If you have a notebook computer running Windows, there is a good chance that the sound chip is designed by Realtek. If you have reinstalled Windows on your computer and find that it is unable to produce audio, you may not have the drivers for the Realtek sound chip installed. Obtain the drivers from the computer manufacturer or Realtek's website.


1. Open a Web browser and navigate to your computer manufacturer's website. Look for a link titled "Support," "Drivers" or "Downloads" to locate the driver download page.

2. Input the model of your computer to view the downloads available and look for a download titled "Realtek Audio Driver," "Realtek AC97 Driver" or "Realtek High Definition Driver," and click the link to download the software.

3. Download the file to your desktop.

4. Right-click on the file to open it if it is compressed with a zip program and extract it to a folder that you can find easily. If it is an executable file, skip this step and go to step 5.

5. Doubleclick the executable file to install the software.

6. Follow the instructions in the setup utility to finish installing the Realtek audio drivers for your computer. In most cases, this involves clicking "Next" when prompted, and clicking "Finish" when the driver installation is complete. You may also need to read and agree to a set of license terms to use the software.

7. Restart the computer to begin using its audio playback capability when the driver installation is complete.

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