People have been waiting for Windows 10 for quite some time now. Some have even had to force trigger the update to get it quicker than others. However, it is certainly a buzzkill when you update to a highly anticipated OS update, but it ends up causing a crippling issue that simply doesn’t let you see anything past the bug. While not many have experienced it, some users have had Windows 10 sound getting totally broken after updating. The most likely cause that comes to mind is some problem with audio drivers. Reinstalling the drivers hasn’t helped many users though. Luckily, if you want a quick fix to Windows 10 sound problems, there are some tips that might do the trick.
If Windows 10 sound isn’t working for you, the update may have changed your speaker’s bit rate settings. This has been a known side-effect of some previous Windows updates as well. Here is how you can fix this and revert to normal Windows 10 sound settings.
Windows 10 Sound Adjustment
- From the search function in Windows 10, look for Device Manager. You can go to the menu directly as well, if you know the way.
- In the Device Manager menu, you should see an entry named ‘Sound and audio devices’. Click it once.
- Make sure all your sound drivers are properly installed, and none of them have an exclamation point or question mark next to their name. If you see a problem with the drivers, and have your machine’s drivers handy, you can always install them manually. That alone might fix the problem and restore your computer’s sound.
- If all the drivers are correctly installed, right-click the main sound driver from the list and hit uninstall.
- Wait for the driver to get uninstalled and then hit the ‘Scan for hardware changes’ button. Windows will automatically install the required and working sound drivers for your computer.
- If the above steps didn’t work, right-click the speaker icon next to the time display in the bottom-right corner.
- Choose the ‘Playback Devices’ option.
- Double-click the entry of your primary audio device (probably a speaker).
- Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and from the drop-down menu located there, choose one of the 24-bit options (preferably 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz).
Your Windows 10 sound problems should now be resolved once the system has been restarted.