Resolving Windows 10 sound problems

By Peter Chubb - Aug 4, 2015

Believe it or not, some people are still waiting for confirmation that they can now start to download and install Windows 10 on their desktops and laptops. If you were one of the millions of others that have been enjoying Windows 10 for 6 days now, then things would have been going very smoothly for you.

However, there are a small number of people that have been experiencing a few Windows 10 problems, and we are not talking about freeing up space by getting rid of core apps, or slow installs, we are going on about issues such as sound.

There are a small percentage of people with the no sound on Windows 10 problem, and so have been looking for ways in order to fix this issue.

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Thankfully, there is a fix for those Windows 10 sound problems, which was discovered by Bidness ETC. The first step is to right click on the sound icon on the bar at the bottom, and then select playback devices. Make certain you select the current playback device and use it by default, which should be the speakers.

The next step is to double click the properties window and go to the advanced settings. You then need to change the bit rate to, 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz, as this will all depend on your speaker configuration.

In most cases these steps will resolve the issue, but if not, then you could try to launch the Start menu and search for the Device manager and then allow it to launch. Now you want to expand the Sound and audio devices, right click on the current sound driver and uninstall it.

All you then have to do is scan for new hardware and an updated driver will be downloaded and installed. With a bit of luck all your sound issues in Windows 10 should be fixed.

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Resolving Windows 10 sound problems

  • Bero

    it did not work for me :(

  • Larisey Jarrett

    Thanks. The first suggestion you gave brought my audio back on line. I spent an hour disconnecting everything and reconnecting to be sure that was not the problem. I fired the computer up and searched for audio sound problems and finally found the right site: Resolving Windows 10 Sound Problems. Thanks again.

  • petemoss2442

    Thanks. It is working. Mine started working at 192000hz.
    “The next step is to double click the properties window and go to the
    advanced settings. You then need to change the bit rate to, 24bit/44100
    Hz or 24bit/192000Hz, as this will all depend on your speaker
    configuration.”

  • Dubbia Bee

    Tried all this and more on my Dell desktop which is the only PC I had problems with. Tried to install the previous RealTek driver, but Win10 blocked it as not compatible. When I allow Windows to search for a driver, it insists I have the best most recent driver installed. I did not lose sound completely, it works just with decreased volume even with controls maxed out. It is louder in the headphones than the primary speakers. I even slaved in a different set of speakers. I’m still scratching and hoping to find a cure.

  • Bryan Miranda

    Thanks a ton! I was lucky to have a fairly smooth installation procedure, only to find that my sound stopped working. This quick fix was a godsend because I was about start ripping my hair out trying to figure out what was wrong!

  • Ken Floyd

    When I right click on the sound icon and select playback devices, it says “No audio devices are installed”. Obviously I have audio hardware installed — my Surface Pro 3 worked fine before upgrading to Windows 10. Shouldn’t Windows detect the hardware and then go look for drivers?

    • sonofearth1984

      Install free realtek driver from realtek site. Worked for me, after I uninstalled it. But since you don’t have a sound driver just download new one.