Enabling Stereo Mix for Realtek ALC885

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Under Windows Vista  installed driver always was the original Microsoft driver and doesn’t support the “Stereo Mix” input.  To install Realtek driver:

  1. Download the newest driver from Realtek
  2. Unzip it in a directory
  3. Go again int the driver tab of the propreties, of your sound card.
  4. Chose to update the driver.
  5. Show to Windows the path to the correct Vista directory driver (in the directory you previousely unzipped).
  6. The driver is then installed. Control that that is OK by controling the pilot provider name.
  7. Now, the “Stereo Mixer” should be present in the record options.