Realtek HD Audio Drivers (2000 / XP / 2003) 2.74

Important high def drivers for RealTek

  • Vote:
    6.9 (1296)
  • Category:

    Necessary Components

  • Version:

    (2000 / XP / 2003) 2.74

  • Works under:

    Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

This file contains the drivers for Windows XP that allow your speakers to communicate with Windows, manage input and output devices, and play audio in High Definition.

Realtek Audio Drivers include an interface in Windows that gives you better control over the output of your speakers with an audio manager program. They are general drivers that may not offer the same level of customization provided by the hardware-specific driver set provided by your computer or hardware manufacturer. To find the latest drivers and codecs for your hardware, visit your computer or motherboard manufacturer's website. If the level of customization and control included with your current driver set does not meet your standards, then this package may work well for you.

The installation package contains options to configure your speakers, microphone, sound effects, and also allow you to set the default output device for your sound card. Other options may or may not be included, depending on your system.

To access the options, download the executable file and follow the instructions. The installation prompts will walk you through a series of steps and may ask you to restart the computer when you are finished.

After completing the installation, you can access the Realtek Audio Manager from your control panel. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager. You will see an option for your sound card and devices where the Realtek Audio Manager should be listed. When you open the Realtek Audio Manager, you will see an interface that gives you options to control your speakers, microphone, and sound effects. The options available and included packages may differ depending on your system.

Those who use later versions of Windows will probably see a new speaker icon in their Quick Launch tray, which will also provide access to the Realtek Audio Manager.

Pros

Gives you control over a few sound output and input options, including speakers, microphone, and sound effects

Allows you to listen to audio in HD

Cons

May not have as many control options as your hardware-specific driver set

Not as easily accessed as some audio managers

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