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Solved: Cant install Realtek AC97 Audio Driver

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vaikepois, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. vaikepois

    vaikepois Thread Starter

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    I dont know but for some reason this message keeps popping up and no matter which one i press it repoops.. with first one it repops after few secs but with second one it repops after 30-40 secs. And driver wont install at all. Please help its really annoying..


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  2. vaikepois

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    cant download from that site
     
  3. flavallee

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    Here is the download link for Realtek AC'97 Audio for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    Click one of the "Download@MajorGeeks" links to download and save it, then close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it, thn restart the computer.

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    Are you sure your computer has a Realtek AC'97 Audio device?

    Go into the Device Manager and advise what's listed in

    Other Devices (if this entry is present)

    Sound Video And Game Controllers

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  4. vaikepois

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    Oh and btw. I got an question. Since i couldnt install ac97. I installed Realtek Hd Audio codec ( think was the name ) aNd it seems to work fine. Or there are something wrong cuz of using wrong one?
     
  5. flavallee

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    Your computer must have Realtek High Definition Audio instead of Realtek AC'97 Audio.

    If the sound is working okay now, you should have Realtek High Definition Audio or Realtek HD Audio listed in Sound Video And Game Controllers in the Device Manager.

    The current version for Windows Vista/7 is 6.0.1.6316.

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  6. vaikepois

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    Why in that site it shows a97 while you say Realtek HD Audio? ( well i use it) Just wondering o.,o
     
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    It's listed in that site as Realtek ALC260 AC97 High Definition Audio

    There's Realtek ALC260 AC'97 Audio and there's Realtek ALC260 High Definition Audio - which are different Realtek sound devices.

    It's my guess the site made a typo or possibly uses both Realtek devices in the same model computer.

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  9. Elvandil

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    AC'97 is just a sound protocol defined by Intel. HD sound can also be AC'97 sound.

    In defiance of all common sense, Intel decided to call it the "AC'97 Codec", with "codec" meaning "coding/decoding" of the analog/digital signal. The word "codec", to the rest of the English-speaking peoples, means "compressor/decompressor" and is the driver-like object used in media players.
     
  10. vaikepois

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    oh ok xD Well problem solved i guess.
     
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