Realtek audio driver has been driving me nuts lately. I just cant stand the fact that I have to go into device manager & disable Realtek on my new laptop. I typically have my laptop hooked to to an HDTV I use as a monitor so I rarely find myself using the built in laptop speakers. How could Realtek be so stupid thinking my laptop is not hooked up to an HDMI display? Bad relationship or coordination between Microsoft programmers & Realtek maybe? Ether way I'm just fed up with it & looking to ditch Realtek once & for all.