Windows 10: How to fix sound issues after upgrade


Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, has brought its own share of inherent bugs, installation problems and post-update issues including the annoying “No sound on Windows 10” issue.

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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