Software & Apps Windows Realtek HD Audio Drivers R2.82 Details & download information on Realtek's latest HD audio drivers By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated December 18, 2019 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email Version R2.82 of Realtek's high-definition (HD) audio drivers was released on July 26, 2017. This is the latest version of these drivers and should work with most sound cards and motherboards with Realtek audio chipsets. Make sure you know which Realtek HD audio driver version you have installed. Realtek Changes in Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.82 R2.82 added support for the ALC867 Realtek chip. As is typical with Realtek audio driver updates, there are no listed feature additions or fixes. This update was only released to add support for a new chipset. Because you're likely not to gain much by updating, we don't recommend you install the R2.82 update unless you were asked to do so by your hardware manufacturer's technical support or you're trying to solve an issue with your Realtek-based sound card/chipset and reinstalling the drivers is a troubleshooting step you're trying. Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.82 Download You can download this latest Realtek HD audio driver for Windows 10, Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more here: Download Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs v2.82 The Windows XP and Windows 2000 version is R2.74, and was last updated May 14, 2014. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the R2.82 driver are available in the Windows section on the download page. Click the download icon for the driver you want, accept the terms on the next page, and then enter your email address for receiving the download link. You have only five minutes to download the driver through the link in the email. If you miss it, you have to re-submit the request from the download page. Make sure to see if you should download the 64-bit or 32-bit driver. More Information About R2.82 This Realtek HD audio driver supports the following chipsets in Windows 10, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Vista: ALC221, ALC231, ALC233, ALC235, ALC236, ALC255, ALC256, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, ALC284, ALC286, ALC288, ALC290, ALC292, ALC293, ALC298, ALC383, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC667, ALC668, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC861VD, ALC867, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC891, ALC892, ALC899, and ALC900. These chipsets are supported in Windows XP and Windows 2000: ALC221, ALC231, ALC233, ALC235, ALC236, ALC255, ALC256, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC282, ALC283, ALC284, ALC286, ALC290, ALC292, ALC293, ALC383, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC667, ALC668, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC891, ALC892, ALC899, and ALC900. Having Trouble With These Realtek Drivers? If you see an issue right after the Realtek driver install, uninstall and then reinstall them. You can do this from the appropriate applet in Control Panel. If reinstalling the driver isn't possible or doesn't work, a roll-back is your next best troubleshooting step.