Realtek HD Audio Fix for Windows XP (SP3) – KB835221

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I recently formatted and decided to try Windows XP SP3. When it came to installing the drivers for my soundcard, everything seemed to go as normal, but when I restarted – no sound.

After much searching I found that the “PCI Device” listed in the Device Manager was infact my soundcard – but it wouldn’t recognise the drivers and wouldn’t even let me force the correct driver to install on it – it seems my computer was totally unable to support the soundcard all of a sudden!

Well, I ran this Microsoft Installer and instantly the hardware was found and XP correctly assigned the correct drivers to the card – phew!

I am very likely to need this in the future (and it’s hard to find it on the ‘net!) so I have uploaded it to this post.

kb835221.exe (642KB)

 
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He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.