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Is it necessary to update the Realtek High Definition Audio driver?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Dung, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. Dung

    Dung Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2004
    My sound works fine even though the driver says 2006 ( Is it necessary for me to update to the newest driver?
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    No,as long as it's working you don't have to.
  3. mtzlplex

    mtzlplex Account Closed

    Aug 5, 2002
    I`ve just got one thing to say, don`t mess with the Realtek drivers you have now if they are working fine, all you may do is open a can of worms you don`t really want to. Sometimes Realtek software can be really finicky, and you could end up without any sound at all.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    The current version of Realtek High Definition Audio for Windows XP is

    Unless you're having a sound problem or want to add whatever features the new version has, there's no compelling reason to update the sound driver.

    With Windows Vista, you have to install the driver twice and restart twice. The first install removes the old driver and the second install adds the new driver. I don't know if it installs the same way with Windows XP.

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