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Download Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64 2.82 for Windows


Audio software package

Realtek HD Audio Drivers is a software package for Realtek High Definition audio codec. This will enable your computer to communicate with audio devices such as speakers and sound cards. It is important to have a 64-bit version of a Windows operating system installed in your computer before downloading Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64. It can either be Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or  Windows 10. Advanced users can also use this program to write programs that interact with the driver without affecting any hardware. This opens up opportunities for running programs without needing specific parts. 


Realtek HD Audio Drivers forms a part of your computer’s central operating system as it receives the signals from a program — like a web browser or media player — and formats it to a code that a speaker can understand. It also involves the sound car into facilitating the process of sending audio from your computer to the speaker. This is why an audio driver is essential as your computer will not be able to recognize a speaker on its own. 

This desktop program is also a good alternative to generic motherboard sound drivers and sound card drivers. These two drivers are often found in CD or DVD format, making it inaccessible to computers without a disk drive. With the Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64, your computer will feature the same system stability and basic functionality of your motherboard’s built-in sound system. It will also be able to interact with other audio-related components you have installed in your PC. 



It’s important to note that audio drivers cannot co-exist within one operating system. This means you will need to delete any programs similar to it. Once you’ve uninstalled your current audio codec, restart your computer then download Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64. This process is straightforward so an in-depth knowledge of computer systems will not be necessary.  

The program should appear in your Downloads folder. Click on the program and allow it to run. It will only require to click the Next button so it can finish the installation process. Once that’s done, you will need to restart your computer again. The program should appear in the Sound, video, and game controllers section of your computer’s Device Manager. 

Advanced users can configure the program with hash functions after installation. The Message-digest algorithm is the main hash function of Realtek audio drivers. It is in charge of producing a 128-bit hash value and secure a cryptographic hash algorithm. The second cryptograph is the SHA-1 or Secure Hash Algorithm. It creates a checksum before you begin transmitting your file then verifies the file you have altered. 

Key component to your listening experience 

Realtek HD Audio Driver enables you to listen to all video and audio files in the resolution you want. It is also suitable for users that want to update their current audio driver that was installed prior to the release of Realtek HD Audio Driver x64 version 2. 82. This includes casual users or users without prior experience in configuring a computer’s system. 


Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64 2.82 for Windows
  • Windows 7,
  • Windows 10,
  • Windows 8.1,
  • Windows 8,
  • Windows Vista
Available languages:
  • English,
  • German,
  • Spanish,
  • French,
  • Italian,
  • Japanese,
  • Chinese
Latest update:
Monday, September 13th 2021



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Apply drivers compressed with WIM during OSD with Configuration Manager –

by Martin Bengtsson

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Some time last year, I wrote a blog post on how I moved away from traditional driver management with Configuration Manager, into a more ‘modern’ approach using regular packages.

  • Find this post here: Almost Modern Driver Management with ConfigMgr and Powershell

Then a few days ago, I stumbled upon a twitter conversation with some very clever people, mentioning how they compressed some of their deployments of huge application into .zip files. The conversation moved on, and some more clever people mentioned the idea of compressing the binaries with WIM.

  • Find the entire twitter conversation here:

That got me intrigued, so I wanted to explore that option on my own. The result is obviously this blog post. 🙂

P.S. For good measures and all: Compressing binaries with WIM to use with ConfigMgr was not my idea nor invention. This is just me exploring, learning and sharing that experience with anyone who’s interested.

Not too long ago, I did this to my environment; I deleted each and every driver and driver package that existed within ConfigMgr.

Instead I moved into regular packages and never looked back. Everything is explained in details in the post I reference above.

First step in this new journey, is to compress your driver binaries into WIM. Most people will already have the driver binaries logically sorted somewhere, so this is the easy part.

Below is an example, where I have exported all the drivers used by a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th. You will have something similar I assume.

So in order for me to compress all of those files into WIM, I’m going to leverage DISM.exe. Whether you are leveraging dism.exe directly or the Powershell equivalents is your educated decision.

This is the dism.exe command I used specifically for the directory shown above:

  • NOTE: /Compress:max is up to debate and you might be better off skipping that, if you are using deduplication. People more clever than me, can elaborate on that topic.
dism.exe /Capture-Image /ImageFile:D:\Pkgsource\_MAB\Yoga4th.wim /CaptureDir:"D:\Pkgsource\_MAB\Yoga 4th" /Name:"ThinkPad Yoga 4th Drivers" /Description:"ThinkPad Yoga 4th Drivers" /Compress:max

The dism-command running will yield a result similar to below example:

The final .wim file will be similar to my example below:

A quick before and after comparison of the compression with WIM. The disk space savings are quite significant if you ask me. 🙂

So how do I use all of this witchcraft in my own environment?

  • NOTE: I’ve chosen to take on the most simple approach I could think of. You can add whatever complexity is required, in order for proper error handling and more. For now this is just telling the ‘Drivers as WIM’-story.

The newly created .wim file is used with regular packages as well. Everything standard ConfigMgr. Below an example of packages containing one .wim file each. No program is needed.

The main Task Sequence is referencing a nested task sequence.

Note that, this is still in WinPE and thus BEFORE Setup Windows and Configuration Manager.

Nested Task Sequence

The nested task sequence is the interesting part, so this paragraph is broken down in each step.

Create Driver Directory

This step is simply creating the directory, to where we are going to mount the . wim content. I create the directory within the task sequence cache directory.

cmd.exe /c md %_SMSTSMDataPath%\Drivers

Lenovo Drivers

This step is just a new group, making sure the sub-steps is only carried out by Lenovo hardware.

SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystemProduct WHERE Version = "ThinkPad T470S"

Mount WIM X1 Yoga 4th Drivers

This step is mounting the .wim file, and makes the content available in the directory we created in the first step.

dism.exe /mount-wim /wimfile:Yoga4th.wim /index:1 /mountdir:%_SMSTSMDataPath%\Drivers

Apply Drivers

Another group, making sure that the sub-steps is only carried out if the drivers folder exists.

Apply Drivers Using DISM

This is where the drivers in the mounted WIM are being injected into the offline image. Delicious.

DISM.exe /Image:%OSDTargetSystemDrive%\ /Add-Driver /Driver:%_SMSTSMDataPath%\Drivers /Recurse /logpath:%_SMSTSMDataPath%\Drivers\dism.