Microsoft HD audio & Realtek HD audio

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rob, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I just installed Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I have an Asus motherboard with
    Realtek audio internal sound. When I run the setup for the Realtek drivers
    everything installs smoothly but then it says I need to restart my computer.
    After I restart and boot back in to Windows, Vista recognizes the Realtek
    driver isn't digitally signed and automatically installs the Microsoft HD
    audio driver - no prompts, no questions asked. After that is "successfully
    installed", I have NO sound. Device manager shows "Digital Output Device
    (SPDIF)" as working properly, however this is only for coaxial SPDIF output,
    therefore I can't use my speakers or the front headphone jack. What gives?

    Is there a way to install a different Microsoft driver or get a copy of a
    digitally signed Realtek one? Thanks!!
    Rob, Mar 15, 2008
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  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I appreciate the help, but this is just a link to the non-digitally signed
    Realtek drivers I was referring to. Microsoft's generic HD audio driver is
    digitally signed so Vista automatically installs it upon restarting. Any
    other suggestions?? This is such a frustrating problem.....
    Rob, Mar 16, 2008
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