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How to uninstall Realtek AC'97 Audio from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove Realtek AC'97 Audio for Windows. It is made by Realtek Semiconductor Corp.. Further information on Realtek Semiconductor Corp. can be seen here. Usually the Realtek AC'97 Audio application is installed in the C:\Program Files\Realtek AC97 folder, depending on the user's option during install. Realtek AC'97 Audio's complete uninstall command line is RunDll32. The application's main executable file occupies 212.00 KB (217088 bytes) on disk and is titled alcrmv.exe.

The executables below are part of Realtek AC'97 Audio. They occupy about 11.18 MB (11726336 bytes) on disk.

  • alcrmv.exe (212.00 KB)
  • alcrmv64.exe (309.00 KB)
  • ChCfg.exe (48.00 KB)
  • CPLUtl64.exe (36.50 KB)
  • RTLCPL.exe (10.04 MB)
  • SoundMan.exe (564.00 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 5.36 of Realtek AC'97 Audio. For more Realtek AC'97 Audio versions please click below: to view all...
A considerable amount of files, folders and Windows registry data can not be deleted when you remove Realtek AC'97 Audio from your computer.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Realtek AC'97 Audio:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Realtek AC'97 Audio:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\alcrmv64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm0.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm1.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm10.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm11.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm12.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm13.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm14.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm15.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm16.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm17.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm18.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm19.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm2.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm20.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm21.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm22.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm23.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm3.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm4.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm5.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm6.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm7.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm8.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\Alcwdm9.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\ALSndMgr.cpl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\ALSNDMGR.WAV
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\ChCfg.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\CPLUtl64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\RtkAPO64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\RTKVAC64.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\RtlCPAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\RTLCPL.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\RtPgEx64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek AC97\SoundMan.exe

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Realtek
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{FB08F381-6533-4108-B7DD-039E11FBC27E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Realtek

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ALCXWDM\DisplayName

How to delete Realtek AC'97 Audio with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Realtek AC'97 Audio is a program offered by the software company Realtek Semiconductor Corp.. Some users try to remove it. Sometimes this can be difficult because doing this manually requires some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK way to remove Realtek AC'97 Audio is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Realtek AC'97 Audio or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Realtek AC'97 Audio". The Realtek AC'97 Audio app will be found very quickly. When you select Realtek AC'97 Audio in the list , some information about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about Realtek AC'97 Audio, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Realtek AC'97 Audio.
Uninstall Realtek AC'97 Audio

8. After removing Realtek AC'97 Audio, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Realtek AC'97 Audio which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Realtek AC'97 Audio with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Realtek AC'97 Audio by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. from your computer, we are not saying that Realtek AC'97 Audio by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove Realtek AC'97 Audio in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 16:55:19.573