How to Reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10

Nov. 07, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

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Realtek HD Audio Manager (Realtek High Definition Audio Manager) is a useful tool to manage the sound settings on Windows 10 computers. It always comes packed along with the Realtek HD Audio driver, the most commonly used sound driver.

However, even the most powerful tool may go wrong. Some users reported the Realtek HD Audio Manager missing from the taskbar issue while some other users were stuck in the Realtek HD Audio Manager has stopped working issue. These issues usually occurred after the Windows 10 update like the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and even the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or after the audio/sound card driver change.

To address these Realtek audio issues, you might need to reinstall the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Do you know how to reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10? If no, just take it easy. You will be shown how to do it in this article. Keep reading. Below are the top 2 ways to reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10 for your reference. You can pick the one you prefer.

Since Realtek HD Audio Manager comes packed along with the Realtek HD Audio driver, reinstalling Realtek HD Audio Manager means you need to reinstall the Realtek HD Audio driver. First of all, before reinstalling the Realtek HD Audio driver, you need to uninstall the current driver completely. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Right click on the Start button and select Device Manager from the pop-up menu to launch it.

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Step 2. Locate Sound, video and game controllers, and double click on it to expand it.

Step 3. Right click on the Realtek High Definition Audio under it and select Uninstall device from the pop-up menu.

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Step 4. Check the option of “Delete the driver software for this device” and click on Uninstall.

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Step 5. Get to the View tab and select Show hidden devices from the drop-down menu.

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Step 6. Check if there is any duplicate Realtek HD Audio driver. If so, right click on it and select the Uninstall device option to uninstall it again.

Step 7. Reboot your computer after uninstalling the current Realtek HD Audio driver completely.

Now you can follow the tutorial below to reinstall the Realtek HD Audio driver in Windows 10.

Way 1. Reinstall the Realtek HD Audio Driver Manually

To reinstall the Realtek HD Audio driver manually, you need to download it from the official website of Realtek first. Do like this:

Step 1. Click here to access to the Realtek HD Audio driver download page.

Step 2. Select the appropriate one according to your current Windows OS and click on the download icon to download it.

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Step 3. Double click on the downloaded driver file and follow the wizard to install it.

Way 2. Reinstall the Realtek HD Audio Driver with Driver Talent

If you don’t know which Realtek HD Audio driver is suitable for your Windows OS, you’d better use a reliable driver download utility to help you. Driver Talent can be a good choice. It will automatically indentify all the problematic drivers on your computer and replace them with the best-matched ones within minutes. Click on the Download Now button below to get it directly and do as follows to reinstall your Realtek HD Audio driver right now.

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Step 1. Launch Driver Talent and click on the Scan button to perform a full scan on your computer.

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Step 2. Driver Talent will indentify the missing of the Realtek HD Audio driver and will recommend you to download it. Click on the Download button in the right of the Realtek HD Audio driver to download it.

Step 3. After downloading the driver successfully, click on the Install button in the right to install it.

Step 4. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

That’s all. Have you got how to reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10 now? Welcome to leave comments below if you need further assistance. More useful tricks to download and install Realtek audio drivers can be accessed below:

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