How to Repair Audio Not Working in Windows 10 Issue

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Every time people upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10, they find a lot to enjoy. Unfortunately, major updates can also cause new problems and some of the most common updates are related to audio. These problems can prevent people from playing videos, using certain applications or even hearing anything from their speakers.

This is not fun, especially if you are familiar with the new features of the operating system, so let's do some debugging. Here's how you can solve Windows 10 audio problems to remove the dreaded sound from silence.

Solution 1 - Rewind or reinstall audio drivers

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Drivers have always had the misfortune to create problems, and Windows 10 is no exception. The forced updates introduced last July have compounded the problems because Windows Update also includes hardware drivers. If you use everything as the default, you could get away with it. If you are using something unusual, you are probably having a bad time.

Windows 10 gives us some ways to fight a troublesome driver. First, we can try to reset it to the last correct configuration. Right-click the Start button, select Device Manager, right-click your audio driver, select Properties, and access the Driver tab. Press the Roll Back Driver option, if available, and Windows 10 starts the process.

Solution 2 - Change speaker properties

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Installing the correct audio driver can solve this problem. If you have but still can't hear sound, try changing the speaker properties.

Step 1 Right-click the sound icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar and select "Playback Devices".

Step 2 Double-click the speakers selected by default on the Playback tab to open their properties.

Step 3 Go to the Advanced tab under Speaker Properties and change the bit rate to 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz depending on the speaker configuration.

Click Apply, then click OK to save the changes. Check the sound reproduction on your device.

Solution 3 - Enabling Windows Audio Services

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When Windows audio services are turned off, you cannot hear the sound of your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Windows 10 Creators Update computer. So go to the Windows service for verification.

Step 1 Open Windows services on your computer.

Step 2 Scroll down for the Windows audio service.

Step 3 Right-click the service and select Properties.

Step 4 Click the Start button when it is active.

Step 5 Choose Automatic from the Start Type drop-down menu.

Step 6 Click OK to exit.

Next, check the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service by following the same steps.

Solution 4 - Disable Audio Enhancements

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The next method in the list is to disable Windows 10 audio enhancements. Audio enhancements are third-party embedded Microsoft software packages designed to ensure that your system's specific audio hardware works perfectly. It's very easy to remove them.

Step 1- Enter the sound in the taskbar search box.

Step 2 - Click the Sound Control Panel option. A new box opens.

Step 3 - Right-click the default device. Select Properties.

Step 4 - Click on the "Extensions" tab and check the "Disable all extensions" box.

Step 5 - Apply the hit option.

Check physical connections such as cables, speaker audio lines are properly connected to the PC. After checking all settings and trying these methods, it is likely that you will not encounter the same problem as with Windows 10.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026994/windows-fix-sound-problems