Realtek Audio Driver Description
The Realtek Audio Driver or Realtek HD Audio Manager (Realtek High Definition Audio Manager) is a software tool tasked with controlling and playing sounds on computers running Windows 10. It is one of the most widely-used audio drivers across a large spectrum of devices. The Realtek Audio Driver can deliver high-quality Surround Sound, DTS and Dolby. Usually, users can access the audio driver's management interface by double-clicking on the 'Speaker' icon located in the down-right corner of the taskbar. Having a faulty or incorrectly installed Realtek Audio Driver can have tremendous consequences ranging from minor issues to complete loss of audio on the computer.
To deal with the problem, it is recommended to perform a clean install of the Realtek Audio Driver. Users can go to the official Realtek site, click on the Downloads tab, select the version appropriate for their systems, download, and then execute it. A more straightforward method, however, is to use the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Created by Microsoft, the Update Catalog service provide corporations with a way to distribute updates over a network. Microsoft itself publishes security updates on the website once a month, unless a particularly threatening event occurs that requires a more rapid response. To open the Update Catalog website, visit the 'www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx' address. Type 'Realtek' in the search bar, and select the version applicable for your system from the list of results.