Realtek has made available for download a new High Definition Audio build, namely version 22.214.171.12441, which might include some small improvements regarding stability as well as sound quality.
In terms of compatibility, the present release is suitable for both 32- and 64-bit architectures of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems, and it is recommended that the package is used only on these OSes. Doing otherwise can lead to various malfunctions, even though it might seem to work at first.
When it comes to applying this package, first save and unzip the downloadable archive, make sure to close all programs and processes that might interfere with the installation or interrupt it, and run the available setup file from within the newly extracted directory.
Afterward, just follow all instructions displayed on-screen for a complete and successful upgrade. Also, once finished, it would be a good idea to perform a system reboot to allow all changes to take effect properly (if it isn’t requested automatically by the wizard, carry it out manually).
Last but not least, if you are aware that there could be power outages, as a precaution, you might want to use a UPS unit. Installing the package in an unstable environment can interrupt the installation.
In other words,, follow all instructions highlighted above to properly install the new version, and constantly check our website in order to stay “updated one minute ago.”