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Realtek Realtek AC'97 Audio driver download and installation


Realtek AC'97 Audio is a MEDIA hardware device. The Windows version of this driver was developed by Realtek. The hardware id of this driver is PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_81661043; this string has to match your hardware.

1. Realtek Realtek AC'97 Audio driver - how to install it manually


  1. Download the setup file for Realtek Realtek AC'97 Audio driver from the location below. This is the download link for the driver version 6.0.1.6305 released on 2009-06-19.
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  3. Start the driver installation file from a Windows account with administrative rights. If your User Access Control Service (UAC) is running then you will have to accept of the driver and run the setup with administrative rights.
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  5. Go through the driver installation wizard, which should be quite easy to follow. The driver installation wizard will analyze your PC for compatible devices and will install the driver.
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  7. Shutdown and restart your computer and enjoy the updated driver, it is as simple as that.
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This driver is digitally signed by Realtek.
File size of the driver: 13780598 bytes (13.14 MB)
Driver rating 4 stars out of 48802 votes.
This driver is compatible with the following versions of Windows:

  • This driver works on Windows 2000 (5.0) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows XP (5.1) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Server 2003 (5.2) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Vista (6.0) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 7 (6.1) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8 (6.2) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8.1 (6.3) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 10 (10.0) 32 bits



2. The easy way: using DriverMax to install Realtek Realtek AC'97 Audio driver


The most important advantage of using DriverMax is that it will install the driver for you in just a few seconds and it will keep each driver up to date. How can you install a driver with DriverMax? Let's see!

  1. Start DriverMax and click on the yellow button named ~SCAN FOR DRIVER UPDATES NOW~. Wait for DriverMax to analyze each driver on your computer.
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  3. Take a look at the list of available driver updates. Scroll the list down until you locate the Realtek Realtek AC'97 Audio driver. Click on Update.
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  5. That's it, you installed your first driver!
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