Showing posts with label Realtek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Realtek. Show all posts

Nov 13, 2014

Easily Install Realtek Card Reader Drivers

Realtek Card Reader Driver or also known as Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver (PCIE) is widely used on most current Notebook (other Card Reader vendor includes Jmicron, Texas Instrument and Broadcom). Realtek provide universal Installer which is compatible with Windows XP, Vista,7,8 and 8.1.

Download (Universal Installer and Latest Version)
Realtek Download Link : Download Link

Download (From Computers Manufacturer)
Hewlett Packard (Hp and Compaq) : Windows XP | Windows Vista/7  | Windows 8.1
Lenovo : Windows XP/7 | Windows 8/8.1

Supported Card Reader:
Realtek shows on their website that this driver support the following card reader chipset:

But if you look at the driver inf file (installer information that shows compatible devices), it also support the following Card Reader Chipset:
RTS5209 (RTS5208 Variant)
Realtek 5139

During the installation process, it will take a while because it will install several card reader components.  Note that older driver version do have limited capabilities on how much storage they can read. If you have Notebook which released during Windows XP you might notice that it would not recognize storage larger than 2Gb, so it is important to get the latest driver available.
If you have problems with your card reader driver installation do let me know in the comment section below.

How to Get The Latest Realtek Audio Drivers

Realtek is the most popular Audio devices for both laptop and desktop, the audio drivers pre-installed or provided by your computers manufacturer could be outdated. Installing the latest audio driver could increase your audio experience, here is how to download and install it.

First here is the direct link to the download page, (Version R2.75)
 if the URL changes refer to the instruction below

1. Go to Realtek Download Site :
2. Now click on the Computer Peripheral ICs - PC Audio Codecs - High Definition Audio Codecs - Software.

3. Now you  will see "High Definition Audio Codec Term and Agreement", Click accept to and Next continue to continue to the download page.

4. Then on the download page you will see the latest drivers available, There are 2 type of driver packages you can choose which are:
  • executable file : Easy installation package, just download and double click to install.
  • ZIP File : Compressed driver package, require extraction before installation.
5. Select the driver base on your operating system.  To start download select one of the available download server from the left panel (US3, CN, US2 etc).
You might see a pop-up windows after clicking the download server link.

6. Other packages provided:
  • ATI HDMI Audio devices normally require by computers which uses ATI graphics.
  • 3D SorroundBack Beta : (Realtek 3D SoundBack restores audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows Vista.).
You might see AC 97 audio codecs above the High definition audio codec, hoose Ac 97 if you know your computer uses AC 97. If not just use High definition Audio Codecs which from my experience always work with all laptops which uses Realtek Audio.

Jan 20, 2014

HP G42 Drivers Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8

Model: HP G42
Manufacture: Hewlett Packard
Compatibility: Windows XP,  Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

1. For HP G42 Model With AMD Processor do not Install Chipset, MEI, Intel Turbo Boost and storage driver.

Drivers: Windows XP and Windows 7/8/8.1

Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Version A, 2.29MB Windows XP
Version: A, 2.3MB  Windows 7
Windows 8  - Automatically Installed , if not:
(use  windows automatic updates, windows 7 drivers reported work or get the latest chipset driver from by typing version

Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver 
Version: A, 5.36M  Windows XP/Windows 7
Version, 31.71M Windows 8/8.1

Intel TB
Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver
Version 1.0,1002 A, 3M Windows XP 
Version 3.04MB Windows 7

Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver (win XP)

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (win 7/8/8.1)
Version A, 21.65MB Windows XP
Version: A, 9.69M  Windows 7
Version Windows 8/8.1

Input Keyboard and Mouse
HP Quick Launch Software 
Version 6.40 B, 19.65MB Windows XP
Version 1.00 A, 6.63M Windows 7
Version 3.00 7.51MB Windows 8/8.1

Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Version A 85.5MB Windows XP 
Version:, 100.67M Windows 7
Latest Driver Version (current R2.73) Windows8/8.1

Synaptics TouchPad Driver
Version A, 38.9MB Windows XP
Version:, 42.09M  Windows 7
Version, 125.7M Windows 8/8.1
Latest Driver Version Windows Vista/7/8/8.1

Card Reader
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader
Version 6.1.7600.30105 A, 7.46M Windows XP
Version 6.1.7600.30120 A, 8.53MB  Windows 7
Version 1.30, 11.39M Windows 8/8.1
Latest Driver Version Windows XP/7/8/8.1 

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCI-E NIC LAN Driver
Version 5.760.503.2010, 5.59MB Windows XP
Version 7.18.322.2010 A, 5.65MB Windows 7 
 Version n/A (latest) Windows 8/8.1

Graphic/VGA/Video Drivers

Notes: For windows XP there are only one graphic driver to choose while in windows 7 there are 2 Intel graphic driver available. Model with AMD graphic drivers must install AMD graphic driver first before Intel, the other driver for Intel (switchable graphic) automatically installed along AMD graphic driver installation. For windows 8, you need to read installation guide for Intel 4 series chipset.

Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics Driver
Version A, 20.4MB Windows XP (32 and 64-bit)
Version: A, 39.34M  Windows 7 (32-bit)
Version: A, 41.18M  Windows 7 (64-bit)
In Box Driver (auto) : Installation and Driver Windows 8

Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver
(Windows XP doesn't have to use this driver )
Version: A, 40.04M (32-bit)  Windows 7 (32-bit)
Version: A, 41.90M (64-bit)  Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8 In Box Driver (auto) or AMD Driver will install the driver :
If not, Installation and Driver Windows 8

AMD High-Definition Graphics Driver
For ATI Radeon HD 4XXX series (Legacy Drivers)
Version 8.753.0.0, 178.42MB Windows XP
Version:8.771.2.4000, 134.51M  Windows 7
Latest AMD 13.1 Catalyst Version Windows 8 32-bit   Windows 8 64-bit


2 available drivers, choose 1 base on your specification.

Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth Software and Driver
Version:7, 58.51M
Windows XP/7

Ralink/Motorola Bluetooth Adapter Driver
Version:, 68.25M  Windows XP/7

Windows 8 :
install windows 7 driver in compatibility mode (stable than latest version), or use the latest version
Broadcom 2070: version Download
Ralink/Motorola Bluetooth Application Version Download


There are 5 available Wireless Drivers, choose one (1) only base on your specification.

Atheros 2011 Wireless LAN Driver
Version:9.20, 81.94M Windows XP/Vista/7
Version 1.00 (atheros ar9xxx series) Windows 8 
Version Rev. A (AR9000 series) Windows 8

Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Version:, 10.28M Windows XP/Vista/7
Version Windows 8 (also supported xp/vista/7)

Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows
Version 14.0 14.64M Windows XP
Version:13.4, 15.0M  Windows 7
Version Windows 8

Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Driver
Version:2011.0.204.2010, 20.55M  Windows XP/7
Windows 8 : Run automatic Update or if you wish to install it manually read here.

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows
Version 5.60.350.6 , 10.28MB Windows XP
Version:5.60.350.6, 20.68M  Windows 7
Version, 24.5M Windows 8

Tools and Utilities

Optional Installation, without this tools and utilities you notebook device still function properly.

HP Power Manager Utility Software
Version 1.00 A, 1.49MB Download

Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool 
Version:1.0, 22.17M Download

HP Support Assistant 
Version:, 35.33M Download

HP Power Manager Utility Software 
Version:1.00 A, 1.49M Download 

HP Software Framework 
Version:, 3.89M Download

LightScribe System Software 
Version:, 11.74M Download  

HP Advisor Software 
Version:3.4.12850.3526, 67.95M Download  

HP Wireless Assistant
Version Download

1. If you are a windows XP user and installed your graphic (Intel or AMD), sometimes you will have another graphic (standard VGA in device manager) listed in device manager, just disable that device if it cause any instability.

Jan 16, 2014

Realtek RTL8191SE Windows 8 Driver

Previous Driver:
Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 : Download Link

Windows 8 Driver:

1. You can get the driver from windows automatic Updates OR
2. Download this drivers from Microsoft update catalog: Download Link
3. Extract the driver using winrar/winzip/7zip etc. Remember the path of the extracted driver folder.
4. Open device manager and look for network controller, it will look something like this:

5. It should marked with yellow if it not yet installed, right click on it and select update drivers. Example in the picture and it would not look like exactly the same, just for eaxample.

6. Right click and select update driver, select "Browse my computer for driver software" and select the driver folder we extracted earlier and continue with on screen installation until it finish install s and reboot.

Feb 13, 2012

Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader 6.0.6000.0072 Windows XP

Driver Type: Card Reader, Storage
Name : Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader
Version : 6.0.6000.0072
File size : 7MB
Operating System :
Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit


Help Locating windows version 32-bit and 64-bit

1. Download the drivers.
2. Run the drivers files until installation finish.
3. Restart After Installation.

Dec 31, 2010

Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader Windows XP Driver

Reader Chip: Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader
WINXP driver version: 08/10/2009, 6.1.7600.30102
originally for
DELL Vostro 3500 card reader driver