Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver Download

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Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

wdm_betaver.exe (5.1 MB)

Versions (2003-06-09) via .inf

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Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 9-Sep-2003

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
wdm/layout.bin 422 bytes 9 May 2003
wdm/ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 4 Apr 2003
wdm/Setup.ini 2.1 KB 3 Apr 2002
wdm/README.TXT 11.6 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/ALCXDEV.EXE 31.3 KB 6 Dec 2002
wdm/wdm/alcxwdm.sys 798.2 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Nov 2002
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm8.inf 21.4 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 6.8 MB 14 May 2003
wdm/wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm7.inf 20.6 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 50.4 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm6.inf 26.8 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm5.inf 20.8 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm9.inf 21.8 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 44.5 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm10.inf 34.9 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 23.7 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm3.inf 23.5 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm2.inf 46.1 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/SoundMan.exe 55.3 KB 14 May 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm11.inf 21.3 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/Alcxwdm4.inf 30.8 KB 9 Jun 2003
wdm/wdm/audio3d.dll 720.9 KB 27 Aug 2002
wdm/ALCCHKID.EXE 110.6 KB 6 Dec 2002
wdm/Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
wdm/ikernel.ex_ 258.5 KB 30 Dec 1999
wdm/ALCRMV9X.EXE 127.0 KB 6 Dec 2002
wdm/SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001
wdm/ 905.6 KB 9 May 2003
wdm/ALCRMV.EXE 135.2 KB 8 Apr 2003
wdm/ 512 bytes 9 May 2003

How to Update Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

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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 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.

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