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Realtek Modded Audio Driver for Windows 10/11 - Only for HDAUDIO

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Hello, my windows 11 is revering back time to time to official realtek instead of staying on AAF. Any suggestion to avoid it?
I had the same issue as you, even in both windows 10/11. Here's how i managed to solve it or partially solve it...

Enable the "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" in the Windows Update section of group policy editor (gpedit.msc).
Before i install AAF i did a full install of any drivers needed from windows update untill i made sure that they are'nt anymore drivers needed to install, then i enabled the "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" in gpedit. I had no more of the reverting realtek issue after that.

Hope this helps, thanks.
 
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I had the same issue as you, even in both windows 10/11. Here's how i managed to solve it or partially solve it...

Enable the "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" in the Windows Update section of group policy editor (gpedit.msc).
Before i install AAF i did a full install of any drivers needed from windows update untill i made sure that they are'nt anymore drivers needed to install, then i enabled the "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" in gpedit. I had no more of the reverting realtek issue after that.

Hope this helps, thanks.

Yeah, the bitch is resetting or recovering a Windows, then you must do it all again. Quite a pain, also when Windows decide to install your AMD drivers and AMD and ASUS apps also suggest Windows drivers upon which Adrenalin stops working, so have uninstalled them AMD and whatever else of AMD that got installed via Windows and just carry on until you find the correct order of removal and install... And then AAF and then maybe SteelSeries GG app, the latest broken a games' sound again with media addition, but otherwise the recent SSGG drivers and app kinda worked not too badly...

I use Winaero for a long time now, much easier than decyphering group policy editor, but @garzacorporations maybe a better option here for you would another much worthy tool, which will help with removing any Realtek drivers fully and responsibly as well. DDU, which will have the Windows driver update setting disabled and also useful to enable it again once needed as mentioned by @skeptik

Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 18.0.5.9 [ Direct to DL page - https://www.guru3d.com/files-get/display-driver-uninstaller-download,1.html ]
Download Winaero Tweaker [ Direct DL - https://winaero.com/downloads/winaerotweaker.zip ]

My thoughts are with Alan @AAF Optimus and trust / hope that he's ok and all well. Hope it's a break, but retirement would also be good considering the alternatives...

Merry XMAS ALL!
 
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Someone has the download link for the latest version of this project in which you could install the audio control panel legacy? the version I used was the 9285 but is not working well in windows 11 and I do not like the new drivers with the universal audio control panel as it is not compatible with all current motherboards or at least those like mine I use the x570 aorus elite wifi
 
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Someone has the download link for the latest version of this project in which you could install the audio control panel legacy? the version I used was the 9285 but is not working well in windows 11 and I do not like the new drivers with the universal audio control panel as it is not compatible with all current motherboards or at least those like mine I use the x570 aorus elite wifi
This version works for me personally correctly.
 
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This version works for me personally correctly.
I want any version that is above the 9285 and still has the legacy audio panel if the 9285 gave me problems the one you just passed me will also because it is an older version than the previous one but thanks for trying to help if you have the link to a version a little higher than the 9285 and is before Alan removed the legacy control panel would be nice.
 
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Someone has the 9285 driver that can send it to me? I can not find it anywhere on the internet and that is just the one that the windows audio enhancements worked and did not sound distorted or far all other drivers later than that have problems or flatly do not have the control panel legacy ....
 

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HD AUDIO DRIVER VERSION UPDATED TO 6.0.9452.1
USB AUDIO DRIVER VERSION 6.3.9600.2347
MORE DETAILS IN GITHUB

ATTENTION: You will need to uninstall the currently installed version before continuing with this installation. A condition has been imposed for this due to problems reported by some users.

ATTENTION: Before installing this modified driver, be sure to remove any and all residues from previous Realtek audio drivers or even if there are residues from previous versions of my mods, if they persist. For this you will need the DriverStoreExplorer (by @lostindark). Remove any drivers whose vendor is "Realtek", "A-Volute", "Dolby", "DTS", "Creative", "AAF Optimus", etc in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers, Extensions, Software Components and Audio Processing Objects categories.

Those who want only Realtek material, just choose the panel option (HDA or UAD) and deselect the rest.


GO TO 1st PAGE
ENJOY!!! :toast:
 
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hey guys you know recently i installed Atlas OS 20H2 and everything is working fine and im trying to use AAF Optimus driver's but don't know why the app instant crash when i try to open it... both Realtek and Dolby app... any idea?
Happy new year, by the way i manage to fix the problem mentioned above, basically connect to internet search for windows update and activate windows in my case because was a clean installation.

Also guys someone knows the difference between
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speakers System
Dolby Atmos for Gaming

visually all are the same and i tested the first 2 and there is no change in audio equalizer and the last one never installed properly...
 
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Also guys someone knows the difference between
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speakers System
Dolby Atmos for Gaming

visually all are the same and i tested the first 2 and there is no change in audio equalizer and the last one never installed properly...
I believe if your system can use anyone, Dolby Atmos for Gaming is the latest and also would make sense if you game. Others I think only really usefull if you actually have 5.1 speaker setup, but I might be wrong. Just remember Dolby Atmos for Gaming works for me and Alan once replied to similar question of person not knowing but not too fussed either and advised to just go with the Dolby Atmos for Gaming.
 
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MORE DETAILS IN GITHUB

ATTENTION: You will need to uninstall the currently installed version before continuing with this installation. A condition has been imposed for this due to problems reported by some users.

ATTENTION: Before installing this modified driver, be sure to remove any and all residues from previous Realtek audio drivers or even if there are residues from previous versions of my mods, if they persist. For this you will need the DriverStoreExplorer (by @lostindark). Remove any drivers whose vendor is "Realtek", "A-Volute", "Dolby", "DTS", "Creative", "AAF Optimus", etc in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers, Extensions, Software Components and Audio Processing Objects categories.

Those who want only Realtek material, just choose the panel option (HDA or UAD) and deselect the rest.


GO TO 1st PAGE
ENJOY!!! :toast:

Hi, Alan! Even we can see a newest Release from you, also I must say, that you've been very strongly missed in this Time. What were wrong so long with you?
 
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Hi, Alan! Even we can see a newest Release from you, also I must say, that you've been very strongly missed in this Time. What were wrong so long with you?
Do you have the drivers between version 9285 to 9314? I am really looking for those drivers because the versions I have are distorted and have a cheap sound simulating 3D sound and I do not see the option to remove the virtualization already poor inside the app and also in the properties of the sound adapter and in sound enhancements and nothing. nothing really I feel frustrated for not finding the solution and only the old legacy drivers had helped me with this but I reformatted the computer and did not save them anywhere else and I regret I have since December 24 asking for it in this forum and no one helps me or sends me a link I do not know why
 
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Do you have the drivers between version 9285 to 9314? I am really looking for those drivers because the versions I have are distorted and have a cheap sound simulating 3D sound and I do not see the option to remove the virtualization already poor inside the app and also in the properties of the sound adapter and in sound enhancements and nothing. nothing really I feel frustrated for not finding the solution and only the old legacy drivers had helped me with this but I reformatted the computer and did not save them anywhere else and I regret I have since December 24 asking for it in this forum and no one helps me or sends me a link I do not know why
I already replied to your direct message a few days ago... and uploaded 9305, did that one not work?

Here is what i sent to you

Once extracted, the driver file size should be 554,849KB
SHA-256= 6bc05fc196d51887db4784f0eaadc2c0aefc1391239fbd26d4b26bac56a33e60
Part 1
Part 2
 
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I have a month requesting that if anyone has legacy drivers between version 9285 and 9334 please pass them on to me any would be fine none of the current Alan drivers work for me please someone help me.
 
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I already replied to your direct message a few days ago... and uploaded 9305, did that one not work?

Here is what i sent to you

Once extracted, the driver file size should be 554,849KB
SHA-256= 6bc05fc196d51887db4784f0eaadc2c0aefc1391239fbd26d4b26bac56a33e60
Part 1
Part 2
I tried your version but it doesn't work for me all versions before 9305 worked correctly but after 9285 it worked if you have the same 9285/9289 I would appreciate it
 

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hi,

i clean and with default settings installed aaf optimus driver. after couple of minutes of the music play, buzzing and crackling sound coming from speaker.

device is Aspire A715-42G.
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm having issues with SoundBlaster Connect (X720). Sometimes i need to restart several times in order for it to detect audio device. Any solution/advice/help?

Specs:
OS: Windows 11 22H2 with latest updates
MB: Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Wifi
GPU: Radeon RX 6800XT (22.11.2 driver)

Package: DCH AudioPack (latest from Alan)
Install options: Soundblaster Connect 2 X720 and Dolby Atmos for Speakers
Current audio driver: Realtek --> AAF Optimus 11.1062.1062.745 | Dolby Atmos --> AAF Optimus 3.30307.371.0

My attempts to solve:
-Uninstall all audio drivers and enhancers (as detailed by Alan, using DriverExplorer)
-Deny write access to Programdata/Creative/SoftwareLock (tried read only, replace owner, and so on)
-Device installation settings is set to "No (your device might not work as expected)
-Creative folder in ProgramData is in the Defender Exclusions

Sidenote:
I also have Creative SXFI Air Gamer Headphones (plugged with USB-C), and official Creative SXFI Control App installed.
 
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Sorry to be new. I am super confused.
I downloaded the latest AAF optimius pack.
I would like to dolby digital live encoding out of the SPDIF port.
I am using an Realtek USB Audio ALC408x based chipset on my motherboard.
I selected what I thought were the right option on install of the pack (just the realtek items, sonic studio, DD and excluded all the creative items (maybe that was a mistake?)
I am on windows 11

I didn't see any option in the sound control panel properties on the to enable DD encoding on the AAF DCH Optimis USB Audio

Could somone tell me what I should have done, cause i assume I did all the wrong things?
 

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HD AUDIO DRIVER VERSION UPDATED TO 6.0.9464.1
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MORE DETAILS IN GITHUB

ATTENTION: You will need to uninstall the currently installed version before continuing with this installation. A condition has been imposed for this due to problems reported by some users.

ATTENTION: Before installing this modified driver, be sure to remove any and all residues from previous Realtek audio drivers or even if there are residues from previous versions of my mods, if they persist. For this you will need the DriverStoreExplorer (by @lostindark). Remove any drivers whose vendor is "Realtek", "A-Volute", "Dolby", "DTS", "Creative", "AAF Optimus", etc in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers, Extensions, Software Components and Audio Processing Objects categories.

Those who want only Realtek material, just choose the panel option (HDA or UAD) and deselect the rest.


GO TO 1st PAGE
ENJOY!!! :toast:
 

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Those who want only Realtek material, just choose the panel option (HDA or UAD) and deselect the rest.
Could you explain what this means? I have read the first page many times,

There is nothing in the install wizard for AAFOptimusDCHAudio-Realtek that includes the options HDA or UAD. What is the 'panel' you are refering to?

I am sure this is all obvious to folks who have used these or the HDAUDIO drivers for years, they are not to me and not with the USB package variant on this machine.
I must admit i never figured out how to get you HDAUDIO package working on my last motherboard either.

Would you mind explaining like i am a 5 year old what the heck i need to install in and in what sequence to get either DTS or DD encoding our of my current ALC408x motherboard?
 
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First, thank you for the work you are doing. Does the driver work with Realtek® ALC897 Codec from MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI motherboard?
 
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