Follow these simple steps to restore sound to your Microsoft Windows 10 installation
On July 29, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) finally rolled out the final build of Windows 10, after dozens of Technical Previews and Insider Betas. Microsoft reports that 14 million users have updated to the new OS in a span of just two days. For the majority of users, the roll-out went smoothly; however, some users are facing errors during the OS installation, while others have post-update issues.
Quite a few users have complained about sound driver issues after updating to the new OS, despite having the correct drivers installed. Thankfully, there’s a workaround to this problem and it’s pretty straightforward. The lack of sound is due to a flaw in the settings. Here’s how you can fix it.
How To Solve “No Sound On Windows 10” Issue
Step 1: Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar located at the bottom right of the screen. In the context menu, select Playback Devices.
Step 2: Choose the playback device currently in use. For most users, it’s the speakers. Double-click the item to bring up its properties.
Step 3: Navigate to Advanced. Change the bit rate to either of the following – 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz – depending on the device.
If this doesn’t work for you, there’s another method that’s been reported to restore sound:
Step 1: Bring up the Start Menu. Search for Device Manager and launch it.
Step 2: Expand Sound and audio devices.
Step 3: Right-click on the current sound driver and uninstall it.
Step 4: Click on Scan for hardware changes and the updated driver will be automatically installed.
And that’s it. If you followed the guide correctly, your speakers should play sound now. If this doesn’t work, then try searching your sound card manufacturer’s website for Drivers updated for Windows 10. Let us know if this worked for you in the comments below. Also, if you’ve discovered an easier solution, feel free to post it as well.
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