Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver 2.73 for Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

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Date: November 12, 2013
File Size: 100.2 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 64-bit
Downloads: 10,976

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Install Instructions:

  • Setup Driver for the first time
    • Windows 2000, XP:
      • Step 1. Before installing the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, Press the [Cancel] button if Windows detect the Multimedia Audio device.
      • Step 2. Run the setup.exe program to start the installation.
      • Step 3. Click on [Next] to continue the procedure. If the screen resolution is lower than 1024*768,press [Yes] to continue the installation. If the Windows popup "Digital Signature Not Found" message, press [Yes] to continue the installation.
      • Step 4. Finally, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete the installation.
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8:
      • Step 1. Run the setup.exe program to start the installation.
      • Step 2. Click on [Next] to continue the procedure. If the screen resolution is lower than 1024*768,press [Yes] to continue the installation. 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.

Updating Driver:

  • Windows 2000, XP
    • Step 1. Follow Step 2,3,4 described in [Setup at first time] above to complete the procedure.
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8:
    • Step 1. Run setup.exe, it will remove the original driver in your system.
    • Step 2. Click "Next" to remove the original audio driver in your system.
    • Step 3. Once after the original driver removed , reboot the computer.
    • Step 4. It will install audio driver automatically after computer restarted.

Removing Driver:

  • Windows 2000 , XP
    • Step 1. Go to Start\Settings\Control Panel.
    • Step 2. Select [Add or Remove Programs] icon.
    • Step 3. Select "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver" and press [Remove] button.
    • Step 4. Click on [Yes] to finish the uninstallation.
    • Step 5. At the end of the procedure, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete the uninstallation.
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7:
    • Step 1. Go to Start\Settings\Control Panel.
    • Step 2. Select [Programs] icon.
    • Step 3. Select [Programs and Features] icon.
    • Step 4. Select "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver" and press [uninstall] button.
    • Step 5. Click on [Yes] to finish the uninstallation.
    • Step 6. At the end of the procedure, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete the uninstallation.
  • Windows 8:
    • Step 1. Go to Apps.
    • Step 2. Select "Control Panel" in "Windows System"
    • Step 3. Select [Programs and Features] icon.
    • Step 4. Select "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver" and press [uninstall] button.
    • Step 5. Click on [Yes] to finish the uninstallation.
    • Step 6. At the end of the procedure, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete the uninstallation.

Supported Products:

For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 WHQL

  • ALC882
  • ALC883
  • ALC885
  • ALC886
  • ALC887
  • ALC888
  • ALC889
  • ALC892
  • ALC899
  • ALC861VD
  • ALC867
  • ALC900
  • ALC660
  • ALC662
  • ALC663
  • ALC665
  • ALC668
  • ALC670
  • ALC671
  • ALC672
  • ALC676
  • ALC680
  • ALC221
  • ALC231
  • ALC233
  • ALC235
  • ALC255
  • ALC260
  • ALC262
  • ALC267
  • ALC268
  • ALC269
  • ALC270
  • ALC272
  • ALC273
  • ALC275
  • ALC276
  • ALC280
  • ALC282
  • ALC283
  • ALC284
  • ALC286
  • ALC290
  • ALC292
  • ALC383

For Windows 2000/XP WHQL:

  • ALC880
  • ALC882
  • ALC883
  • ALC885
  • ALC886
  • ALC887
  • ALC888
  • ALC889
  • ALC892
  • ALC899
  • ALC861VC
  • ALC861VD
  • ALC867
  • ALC900
  • ALC660
  • ALC662
  • ALC663
  • ALC665
  • ALC668
  • ALC670
  • ALC671
  • ALC672
  • ALC676
  • ALC680
  • ALC221
  • ALC231
  • ALC233
  • ALC235
  • ALC255
  • ALC260
  • ALC262
  • ALC267
  • ALC268
  • ALC269
  • ALC270
  • ALC272
  • ALC273
  • ALC275
  • ALC276
  • ALC280
  • ALC282
  • ALC283
  • ALC284
  • ALC286
  • ALC290
  • ALC292
  • ALC383

HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices

What's New:

  • Customizations
  • Add Codec ALC255, ALC235, ALC867
  • Support Windows 8.1

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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