Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Download

RealTek Drivers

The High Definition is an audio device manufactured by RealTek. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This version of "" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 2,435 downloads and 5 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 17.0 MB.

5 Ratings

Supported Models

RealTek HD Audio

Realtek High Definition Audio



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (18-Aug-2009)

Additional Notes

This audio driver is needed to install Windows XP on a Compaq CQ5814.

Uploaded By

wmbell (DG Member) on 25-Oct-2011

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Realtek High Definition Audio/ALCMTR.EXE 57.3 KB 2 Mar 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/ALCWZRD.EXE 2.8 MB 19 Jun 2008
Realtek High Definition Audio/ALSNDMGR.CPL 278.5 KB 19 Jun 2008
Realtek High Definition Audio/Ambfilt.sys 1.7 MB 5 Aug 2008
Realtek High Definition Audio/MicCal.exe 2.2 MB 4 Aug 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/Monfilt.sys 1.4 MB 4 Jan 2006
Realtek High Definition Audio/RTCOMDLL.dll 270.3 KB 19 May 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RTHDCPL.EXE 18.7 MB 14 Aug 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RTLCPL.EXE 9.7 MB 19 Jun 2008
Realtek High Definition Audio/RTSndMgr.CPL 880.6 KB 4 Aug 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RtkAudioService.exe 122.9 KB 17 Mar 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RtkCoInstXP.dll 41.5 KB 21 Jul 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RtkHDAud.sys 5.9 MB 18 Aug 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RtlCPAPI.dll 131.1 KB 23 Apr 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/RtlUpd.exe 1.5 MB 22 Jun 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/SOUNDMAN.EXE 77.8 KB 19 Aug 2008
Realtek High Definition Audio/SkyTel.exe 1.8 MB 20 Nov 2007
Realtek High Definition Audio/oem2.inf 171.7 KB 18 Aug 2009
Realtek High Definition Audio/restore.ini 291 bytes 24 Oct 2011
Realtek High Definition Audio/vncutil.exe 348.2 KB 18 Aug 2009

How to Update Realtek High Definition Audio Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Realtek High Definition Audio driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Realtek High Definition Audio into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the RealTek Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the RealTek website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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