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Dolby Home Theater for ThinkPad W530

2013-04-01, 4:58 AM

So I had to restore my Windows 8, and I had to reinstall all the drivers. However, I couldn't find the Dolby Home Theater driver in the drivers page under ThinkPad W530. In another post on the forum, I found the link to Dolby Home Theater driver for another ThinkPad (S series). When I try to install this, it gives an error saying PCEE needs to be installed.


Could someone help me find the driver for ThinkPad W530 or resolve the PCEE error?


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Re: Dolby Home Theater for ThinkPad W530

2013-04-07, 2:04 AM
Download the Realtek Hd Driver http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false and install. Then try the Dolby Home Theater driver again...

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Re: Dolby Home Theater for ThinkPad W530

2013-06-18, 2:34 AM

I have tried multiple times to reinstall the realtech driver with no luck.


Here is the error that I get when I start Dolby home theater software





From the control pannel add & remove I can see that i have "dolby Home theater V4" installed with version number 7.2.7000.11 and i have the "Realtek high definition audio driver" version installed which I got from the lenovo drivers website for the w530.


Please let me know if you have a solution to this problem as I have already searched the web and cannot find any reliable place where I can find the original software drivers that came with the computer.





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Re: Dolby Home Theater for ThinkPad W530

2015-05-26, 16:03 PM
Hi Nitronil,

So were you able to install Dolby to your W530 ? the speakers without any such software seems to give very dull output


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Re: Dolby Home Theater for ThinkPad W530

2015-05-26, 23:20 PM

In my own experience with my W530, you cannot install just the Realtek retail audio drivers (which does NOT include the Dolby Home Theater software) and separately install some version of Dolby Home Theater that you found elsewhere, because of the driver/product mismatch issue as shown in your error message.


You can only start from the Lenovo-provided Realtek audio driver "package" downloaded from the Lenovo W530 driver page.  This also INCLUDES the matching Dolby Home Theater software as part of the installer package, and everything is in sync.  The version currently shown on the Lenovo driver page for Realtek HD Audio on the W530 is from 11/11/2013.  It's true this is out of date, as far as the Realtek HD Audio driver is concerned, but the Dolby Home Theater version is latest version 7.2.8000.17.  And the Dolby Home Theater software installs successfully along with this Realtek HD Audio driver, all from this Lenovo-provided installer package.


I believe I then found the newer package, with Realtek driver, but from the W540 driver download page.


Then, there was an even newer version of the package, with Realtek driver, but from the Thinkpad 11e and Yoga 11e driver download page.


In my own case I believe I simply went with the original originally when I did my W530 fresh Win7 reinstall from scratch in Jan 2014 (when I bought an SSD), so that both Realtek HD Audio and Dolby Home Theater all installed problem-free.  However as I actually have the package in my own "driver collection folder" for the W530 (even though it must have come from the W540 download page), I suspect I may have subsequently upgraded to this one...and again, it must have been problem free since I retained that installer.


However my own current Realtek HD Audio driver is, dated 12/10/2014.  I do not have an installer for it, but research shows it was pushed out (optional updates?) in April 2015 along with a standard Windows Update for that month. I obviously applied it, as I'm currently showing as my driver version. I suspect this is identical to the from the Thinkpad/Yoga 11e driver download page, but I can't be sure.


I only know I don't have my own Realtek HD Audio driver installer file, and yet that's the version which is running on my W530.  I do know it came from the April Windows Updates, installed automatically.  And I still have a perfectly functional Dolby Home Theater which has not been touched or upgraded since its original version.  My Dolby software shows version 7.2.8000.17 from 8/31/2012.

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