Just A few mins ago, the new 126.96.36.19977 Realtek HD Audio driver surfaced on Microsoft’s Update Catalog and it's compatible with both 32- and 64-bit variants of Windows 10 and 10 Anniversary Editions.
If you want to apply this release, first save the file that is suitable for your system configuration, extract the .cab file, go to Device Manager, right click on the hardware device you wish to update, and choose "Update Driver Software."
Afterward, click on “Browse my computer for driver software,” navigate to and select the location of the new driver, hit “Next,” and follow all instructions displayed for a complete upgrade. Also, once finished, make sure to perform a reboot to allow the changes to take effect.
In addition to that, besides the package spotted on Microsoft’s Update Catalog, the same driver version is also provided by Realtek. This particular file has been developed by Realtek along with Dolby to provide a better audio experience.
As for compatibility, the downloadable archive is suitable for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems (including Windows 10 Threshold and Redstone anniversary editions), either 32- or 64-bit architectures.
When it comes to installation, simply save and extract the driver, locate and run the setup file, and follow the instructions displayed. Last but not least, don’t forget to reboot your computer to allow the new version to start properly.
That said, download Realtek HD Audio Driver 188.8.131.5277, apply it on your system, and constantly check our website to be aware when a newer version is available.