3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2009 1:38 PM by The hatter
Marciano Siniscalchi Level 1 Level 1
I tried installing the new (as of 6/3/09) Realtek High-Definition audio codecs ver. R225 on my Early 08 iMac running Windows 7rc. Result: I lost my audio. Any ideas? Thanks!

iMac 24" and MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    Depending on what you downloaded, it should force an uninstall of the original, reboot, and then you have to rerun the installer to actually have sound.

    There is a non-installer, and there you uncompress and use Device Manager to search and browse to update driver.

    I always tend to use Troubleshoot Compatibility option for all installers for now.
  • Marciano Siniscalchi Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks! That worked! I thought the installer did both---i.e. uninstall the old driver and replace it with the new one. It didn't; rerunning it fixed everything.

    Unfortunately, the main issue I had with the prior drivers is still unsolved: sound is "tinny" compared with OSX. It actually almost sounds monaural, although it is not (checked using the Configuration tool, which emits separate sounds on the L and R speakers in turn).

    I never installed Vista on this machine, so I can't tell if it's a Win7 issue or just poor drivers overall.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    Try using external speakers, that should do better.