The latest Realtek High Definition Windows 7 driver is version R2.70 (Released 2012-06-22).
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this Windows 7 driver are available.
Important: These Realtek High Definition Audio drivers are directly from Realtek - the chipset manufacturer. The High Definition Audio chipset may be a part of your sound card or motherboard but Realtek only created the chipset. This means that it's possible there's a Windows 7 driver that better fits your hardware available from your actual sound card or motherboard manufacturer.
Note: I've listed various Realtek drivers separately because of their individual popularity.
Any Windows 7 drivers for Sony desktop or notebook computers can be downloaded via Sony's eSupport site, linked below.
Sony has a Windows 7 Upgrade page with information about Sony PCs and Windows 7, including a handy tool to see what Windows 7 drivers and other information is available for your specific Sony computer.
Windows 7 drivers for Toshiba laptop laptop computers can be downloaded via Toshiba's standard support site, linked below.
You can view a list of the latest Toshiba Windows 7 drivers by visiting their Latest Updates for All Models page and refining the search to Windows 7.
Toshiba also has a roundup of various Windows 7 information on their Windows 7 Support page.
Toshiba also has a list of laptops released between 2007 and 2009 that support Windows 7: Toshiba laptop models supported for use with Windows 7.
Windows 7 drivers for products based on VIA's Ethernet, audio, graphics, and other chipsets are available via their standard driver download page, linked below.
Important: The Windows 7 drivers linked to here are directly from VIA - a chipset manufacturer. A VIA chipset may be a part of your motherboard or other hardware but VIA only created the chip, not the complete device. This means that it's possible there's a Windows 7 driver that's a better fit for your hardware available from your actual device manufacturer.
Recent Windows 7 Driver Updates
- 2013-04-24: AMD/ATI Radeon Catalyst v13.4 Released
- 2013-04-23: NVIDIA GeForce v320.00 Beta Released
- 2013-02-27: Intel Chipset v126.96.36.1997 Released
- 2012-06-22: Realtek HD Audio R2.70 Released
- 2009-09-07: Realtek AC97 Audio v6305 Released
Can't Find a Windows 7 Driver?
Try using a Windows Vista driver. Windows Vista drivers will often work in Windows 7 because of the similarity between the two operating systems.