Windows – How to get Realtek HD Audio 5.1 working on Windows 7

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I have problem with Realtek 5.1 driver for Windows 7 x64. I've installed newest drivers for Realtek HD Audio, but 5.1 still doesn't work, the only thing that works is front stereo. However, when I click on single speaker in sound settings test, every one of them work.

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  • I never got surround sound working perfectly in Windows; the only solution that has ever worked was switching operating systems. I now have Ubuntu and enjoying perfect 5.1 sound now, all my boxes are working.

    However I think I managed to get the Realtek high definition audio codecs working in Windows 7 though. But there was a lot of struggling. I had to search a long time till I actually got the Realtek audio interface, this one:

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    Just go to this link: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/

    Install the audio codecs, after the reboot, go to your configuration screen, choose sound, and the audio manager should be integrated in a new menu there. I'm not sure about this.

    In the speaker tab, you have to check "Speaker fill" to enable the rear speakers.

    Fill speakers

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