Microsoft has made available Windows 8.1 for quite a while now and software makers have had enough time to prepare, but those using Realtek Card Reader have discovered annoying issues with their laptops.
Earlier today we shared with you the news that some Lenovo users have issues with their SD Card Reader, as it seems not to be working in Windows 8.1 for them. Researching more this issue, I’ve found that some Acer, Asus and Dell users have been reporting the same issue, but the number could be even bigger, since not everybody is complaining on online forums.
Users suffer because of the lack of Windows 8.1 support
The culprit behind all these issues seems to be Realtek as I have assumed. The company hasn’t yet made available its Realtek Card Reader Driver for Windows 8.1, which is definitely a problem for users that have the Realtek card reader drives on their Windows 8.1 laptops. And this is really weird, because Realtek was right on time last year, releasing the Realtek Card Reader Driver for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) on October 14. You can still get them from Lenovo’s download page if you’re not on Windows 8.1 yet.
If you already installed Windows 8.1 and are affected by this and more issues, then I suggest you try and uninstall Windows 8.1 and wait until Realtek releases full support for Windows 8.1
Realtek issues in Windows 10 [Update]
Microsoft has started to support Realtek Card Reader drivers, but there are many other issues floating around Realtek and Windows ‘symbiosis’. For example, many users reported problems with Realtek sound drivers after upgrading to Windows 10.
There are also problems reported with Realtek network adapter. In case you PC gives you ‘Realtek network adapter not found in WIndows 10’ error, you should not worry. This problem can be fixed easily by using one of our solutions from this article. Don’t forget to let us know which solution solved your problem in the comments section.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.