How do you update sound drivers ? i just cant work it out

Hey guys im trying to trouble shoot a problem playing shogun 2 , i've been told to update my sound drivers, the only way i would know how to do that would be to :

go to controlpanel> system> device manager > sound driver > update

Ive done this but it always says latest driver already installed..

Should i be using windows as my sound driver ? or do i need to download realtek or something ? before i re installed vista on my PC i use to have realtek but i never redownloaded it ? so how do i update my drivers ? or do i need to download software ?

Also when i go into device manager it says

Sound, video and game controls +
High definition audio device
High definition audio device

should there be 2 ? theres two in the list ? and why is it so important to update sound drivers ? thanks!
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  1. Rhyseee said:
    Hey guys im trying to trouble shoot a problem playing shogun 2 , i've been told to update my sound drivers, the only way i would know how to do that would be to :

    go to controlpanel> system> device manager > sound driver > update

    Ive done this but it always says latest driver already installed..

    Should i be using windows as my sound driver ? or do i need to download realtek or something ? before i re installed vista on my PC i use to have realtek but i never redownloaded it ? so how do i update my drivers ? or do i need to download software ?

    Also when i go into device manager it says

    Sound, video and game controls +
    High definition audio device
    High definition audio device

    should there be 2 ? theres two in the list ? and why is it so important to update sound drivers ? thanks!

    Trouble shoot Audio Problems.

    1) -Make sure speakers are not muted.
    2) -Make sure Windows Audio Service is set to Automatic & Started. (Run services.msc) Scroll down to Windows Audio Double click, start the service. And it should be set to "Automatic"
    3) -Download & save to your desktop, Audio drivers for your computer model and Operating System from your Computer MFG Site. (Do not Install yet)
    4) -Uninstall Audio Drivers in Device manager & Reboot.
    5) -When new hardware is detected, point to desktop for drivers.

    Note: If you have PCI sound card installed, google the manufacturer of it.
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