Are you experiencing audio or sound issue in your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC, particularly after a recent Windows update, and you check on the Device Manger, only to find that there is this driver called Realtek High Definition Audio driver seems to be the culprit? Or is the Realtek HD Audio Driver Manager icon missing or not opening from the taskbar? Here’s how to download Realtek HD Audio Driver for Windows 11/10 64-bit or 32-bit offline installer.
The no sound in Windows 11/10 and Realtek HD Audio Manager icon missing issue are, in most cases, caused by a driver problem. It could be due to outdated, missing or corrupted audio driver caused by recent changes in your Windows PC. To quickly fix the problem, you will just have to download and update the Realtek HD Audio Driver for your Windows 10/11. Here’s how to do it.
Realtek HD Audio Driver Manager Download For Windows 11/10
Download and update automatically via Device Manger
The best way to quickly confirm if your PC audio issue is caused by the audio driver, you need to check on the audio device in Device Manager. You can also update the Realtek HD Audio driver directly from the Device Manager. Here’s how.
Go to start menu or Cortana. Then, search for and open Device Manager. In the device manager window, expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If you have a Realtek HD Audio driver supported hardware, you should see a Realtek High Definition Audio driver on the list. When there is a yellow exclamation mark beside it, it indicates that there is a problem with the driver.
If that’s that case, the first thing to do is to try updating the driver. To do this, right-click the said Realtek High Definition Audio driver from Device Manager, and then select Update driver.
On the next screen, select Search automatically for updated driver software to allow Windows to automatically search the internet and Microsoft driver repositories for the latest Realtek HD Audio Manager Driver for your Windows 11/10 PC.
Uninstall the Realtek High Definition Audio driver
Optionally, you can try to uninstall the Realtek High Definition Audio driver by right-clicking it and then select Uninstall driver.
By uninstalling the Realtek Audio driver, it allows Windows to automatically find and reinstall the latest Realtek High Definition Audio driver for your computer during the next system restart. This should work in most cases to reinstall any audio driver for Windows 11/10.
If nothing works to resolve your audio issue or if you have a different problem, try these fixes instead:
- Sound and Audio Not Working on Windows 10/11 After Update (Solved)
- Playback Devices Not Showing in Windows 10/11 (Solved)
- How to Change Default Audio Output Device on Windows 11
Download Realtek HD Audio Driver Manager for Windows 11/10 64-bit / 32-bit offline installer
If none of the methods above works, you can try to manually download and install the Realtek Audio Driver for Windows 11/10 PC.
Update: I have no idea why the company decided to redesigned its site with only Chinese texts. The best that I can find now is this site:
https://realtek-download.com/download-hd/. Click on the Realtek HD Audio Driver for Windows 10 (will also work for Windows 11). If you haven’t already tried the Device Manager method shown above, try it first as it’s still the best way to update your audio driver in Windows 11/10.
Update 2: You can now download Realtek audio drivers from Realtek redesigned official site at:
https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-software (in English).
On the next screen, click to accept the terms for the download, then click Next.
In the download page, select the correct architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) that matches your Windows system and then click on the Global download link. This will download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Manager for Windows 10/11 offline installer.
Once the download is completed, run the executable installer to install the Realtek HD Audio Driver for your Windows 10 PC. Restart your computer and the Realtek HD Audio Manager should reappear on your taskbar again.