How to update and reinstall Realtek’s HD Audio Manager

As the sound is one of the most important components of any operating system, we always have to install it properly, using the managing programs to have a good working audio equipment to use, and enjoy in music, movies and similar.

Realtek HD driver is the most used sound driver, and it includes the Audio Manager that allows us to have the sound coming out of our computer. Are you wondering how to update and reinstall Realtek’s HD Audio Manager? Here are some answers.

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As many apps we use have to be updated, so has the Realtek HD Audio Manager. If not, you may experience some problems with the sound at your computer. So, if you are already experiencing some trouble with the sound, you may need to check if your drivers need an update. To update the Realtek HD Audio Manager, you should do this.

First, go to the Start menu and search for the Device Manager. When found, click on it. in the window that opens you will notice the Audio inputs and outputs. Click on the arrow on the left side of this heading, so the list under it can be shown. Find the Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) heading. Now, use your right mouse button to click on it, and the list of options will pop out. You should find and click the Update Driver option.

This is usually updated by windows automatically, but sometimes it can happen to be missed, so you need to do it. Realtek HD Audio Manager will be updated now. But it doesn’t have to mean that the latest update is the best one, and you may want to choose another version as another version may be providing you more. To do so, you should update the software manually.

Manual update

To update the Realtek HD Audio Manager manually, open the Device Manager and click by the right mouse button on the Realtek High Definition Audio and choose the Update Driver option. Now, you will have the window with two options opened. You can select the option for automatic update of the software or manually by selecting the “Browse my computer for driver software”. Click on the manual way, and then choose the option named “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer”

In the next step, you are about to choose the driver from a list and confirm it by pressing the Next button. It will take a couple of minutes for the driver to be updated and after it is done, make sure to restart your computer.


If you have the drivers duplicated, it can lead to not having your sound emitted from the computer. It can be annoying if you don’t know where you are making the mistake, so make sure that you do not duplicate the drivers. In other words, before you download the new ones, make sure to uninstall the ones that are already there. To do so, head to the Device Manager.

Click on the Start menu and search for Device Manager. Find the Realtek Audio drivers under the Sound section and click on them by the right mouse button. From the menu that pops out, click the Uninstall Device option. Hit the Uninstall button and you will have the process done.

Now, you are ready to download new drivers that can be found on the Realtek’s official site, or you can use the Driver Easy application that will scan your computer and check if there are any drivers. There is an option Update All, that will update all the drivers your computer needs for proper sound working.