06-26-2019 04:15 PM
I have a fairly new X1 Extreme. I'm trying to find the RealTek HD Audio Manager, but cannot find it. Is there such an app on the X1 Extreme?
I've tried using the windows search feature in the lower left of Windows 10 task bar, but it does not find the RealTek app.
From various posts on the web I believe the app should be installed in 'C:\Program Files\Realtek...", but there is no RealTek folder there.
The Device Manager shows that I have the latest Lenovo version of the driver (which is later than the driver version available on RealTek's website).
So, should there be a RealTek HD Audio Manager installed?
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06-26-2019 06:33 PM - edited 06-26-2019 06:39 PM
If you have Realtekk drivers installed, the Realtek HD Audio Manager is already installed.... well sort of anyway.
To launch it, browse to C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA
Locate two files:
To run Realtek HD Audio Manager, you need to run RAVBg64.exe first, and then launch RAVCpl64.exe.
If you want to make it easier, you can create shorcuts of both files and place them on your desktop, then move RAVBg64.exe to the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp so it launches at startup, and then rename RAVCpl64.exe as Realtek HD Audio Manager and leave it on your desktop.
FYI You could also create an registry entry pointing to RAVBg64.exe in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run if desired, but the startup folder works just fine.
I don't think Realtek HD Audio Manager is really supported on Windows 10, but it does seem to work for me.
06-26-2019 07:05 PM
Thanks for the quick reply, but...
I guess I wasn't clear in stating that my X1 Extreme does not have a RealTek folder in the C:\Program Files\... folder.
I've had my laptop for about a month now, and admittedly I've installed quite a few apps. But I also have a disk image from the day I received this machine. I checked that image and it, too, does not have a RealTek folder.
Aside from not having the two .exe files you referenced, I guess my question has been answered... there should be a RealTek HD Audio Manager on my laptop. I'll next look into how I can get it installed.
06-26-2019 07:38 PM
If you do not have the latest Realtek driver installed, here is how to get version 18.104.22.16851 dated 1/16/2018 After installing it, you should see the HD Audio in the control panel.
you first wil have to download the .cab file, and then extract the files to folder.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - MEDIA - 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - 22.214.171.12451 Windows 10 and later drivers
Once you have extracted the files,
Note: I found that this latest driver does not require you to run the RAVBg64.exe prior to running RAVCpl64.exe.
Once you reboot, you should see HD Audio listed in the Windows Control Panel, and should be able to launch the Realtek HD Audio from there.
If you still do not have the C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA folder, the RAVCpl64.exe file is in the files extracted from the .CAB file earlier, so you can put that somewhere where you can create a shortcut for your desktop, or to pin to the start menu.
Note: There is supposed to be an option in the HD Audio control panel to show an icon down in the system tray, but I cannot find it.
Best of luck,