Realtek has made available a new version of its HD Audio package, namely 188.8.131.5231, which comes only one day after the previousrelease and might also include small stability, performance, and sound quality improvements.
In terms of compatibility, this update only includes support for the 64-bit variant of Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform. Also, know that the file is provided by Microsoft’s Update Catalog, so it’s coming in a .cab file format.
However, since other OSes might seem to be compatible, you should know that installing the present update on platforms other than the one mentioned above isn’t recommended. Doing so might lead to malfunctions that would require you to remove and apply the appropriate driver.
Thus, if you intend to apply driver 184.108.40.20631, first download the package on your desktop location, extract the cab file, go to Device Manager, right-click on the hardware you want to upgrade, and choose to update it.
Afterward, locate and select the location of the newly created directory, follow all on-screen instructions for a complete and successful upgrade, and don’t forget to perform a system reboot to allow all change to take effect.
That said,, install it, and check our website constantly to be aware when a newer version is available or if an additional file is provided for the present release.