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RealTek HD Audio Manager - not in my Systerm Tray

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It is an Compaq 6005 PRO Phenom II X3 came win Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Upgraded with Win 10 Pro 64 bit

The rear line in does not seem to work. Settings seems to be in the RealTek HD Audio Manager. So went here http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ and downloaded and installed it as it was not in the system tray. Now I can see it when I do msconfig as a startup prog - it is enabled too - but still not in the Sys tray.

But when I click open, nothing is popping up.

When I plug in a mic in the read line in port, nothing is happening! The other day, I had to put in the front to get it working on a chat software.

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Have you tried this?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows1...o_manager/

What confuses me is the front port works. Is it the mic port and not line in? Might be easier to just buy a cheap cable extension.
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Have you tried this?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows1...o_manager/

What confuses me is the front port works. Is it the mic port and not line in? Might be easier to just buy a cheap cable extension.
I did - I have RtkNGUI64.exe - clicking it doesn't do anything.

Clicking it as Admin, gets permission to run but again doesn't do anything.
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I did - I have RtkNGUI64.exe - clicking it doesn't do anything.

Clicking it as Admin, gets permission to run but again doesn't do anything.
Then mention that in your OP Smilie

I don't know what to tell you. Has it ever worked? Was this a recent W10 upgrade? Have you tried running that program in compatibility mode?
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Then mention that in your OP Smilie

I don't know what to tell you. Has it ever worked? Was this a recent W10 upgrade? Have you tried running that program in compatibility mode?
I now found that right clicking on the volume icon gives me some option to set line-in vs mic.
It shows it is now connected correctly - but Skype doesn't see the microphone - I am sure it is software/driver issues. A yr ago, updated to Win10 and Skype worked fine with the same hardware/connection. But something changed with Win 10.

When the mobo manufacturer gives drivers all works fine. THis is HP branded and HP doesn't give the drivers - MS isn't that smart.
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I now found that right clicking on the volume icon gives me some option to set line-in vs mic.
It shows it is now connected correctly - but Skype doesn't see the microphone - I am sure it is software/driver issues. A yr ago, updated to Win10 and Skype worked fine with the same hardware/connection. But something changed with Win 10.

When the mobo manufacturer gives drivers all works fine. This is HP branded and HP doesn't give the drivers - MS isn't that smart.
Well it's probably more along the lines of HP won't allow MS to distribute their freely available "custom" drivers. I assume you have tried installing these custom drivers from HP, removing the old ones first? If this works I know there is a way you can prevent W10 from automatically updating drivers.
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Well it's probably more along the lines of HP won't allow MS to distribute their freely available "custom" drivers. I assume you have tried installing these custom drivers from HP, removing the old ones first? If this works I know there is a way you can prevent W10 from automatically updating drivers.
HP never gave any Win10 drivers
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HP never gave any Win10 drivers
Win 8 drivers usually work, sometimes W7 do as well. At this point it's worth a try. Past that there is always the cheap usb audio card too.
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Win 8 drivers usually work, sometimes W7 do as well. At this point it's worth a try. Past that there is always the cheap usb audio card too.
HP has W7 drivers for the RealTek - though Systray does not have ".... audio manager", mic is visible on Skype - I need to properly test the mic.

Anyone know of Widows 7 drivers for Intel CS430 webcam - I searched everywhere but no luck. XP driver does not work.
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HP has W7 drivers for the RealTek - though Systray does not have ".... audio manager", mic is visible on Skype - I need to properly test the mic.

Anyone know of Widows 7 drivers for Intel CS430 webcam - I searched everywhere but no luck. XP driver does not work.
Your using a webcam that was originally designed for Windows 98. That thing is Ancient. Sorry to be blunt here but you just can't expect something that was designed for an OS nearly 20 years ago to work on modern operating systems. It looks like a few people had it running in Win 7 32 bit but not 64 bit which I assume your using at this point. Your best bet is to spend a little money and upgrade.

For $20 you can get a basic logitech or for $60 you can get one of their better models. There are cheaper Chinese options if you like. The time spent trying to hang on to this old hardware isn't worth the headache for most people.

I did the same thing for an old HP LaserJet 6L printer and windows 10. I fought it got it kind of working only to have it not be reliable. The best $50 I spent was to get a modern, networked, duplex laser printer. Consumer technology doesn't last forever, especially if you mix new with old. In this case any new camera should be vastly superior in every way.
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Thanks @LiquidRetro

I actually have a few later cams lying here and there - some still in the box.
This was a high end and an old faithful. So wondered a way to get it working - OK it goes to Goodwill now.
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Thanks @LiquidRetro

I actually have a few later cams lying here and there - some still in the box.
This was a high end and an old faithful. So wondered a way to get it working - OK it goes to Goodwill now.
High end 20 years ago isn't high end now. It's not even 720P let alone 4k Smilie
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