How to Fix Windows 10 Sound Not Working

We all are very excited when the new update is coming for our windows. It is great that we can upgrade our system to Windows 10 for free and we are feeling awesome at that time we get a new OS. But in the same time, the update causes some of the issues. So Windows 10 Sound Not Working is one of the common right now coming in everyone Computer. The common issues caused are no sound issues. If your Computer has no sound after you upgrade to Windows 10, the sound driver most probably is removed or driver is not installed, corrupted, or incompatible with the Windows 10. You all know that windows is well known for its dazzling array of odd errors and malfunctions appearing out of seemingly nowhere designed to drive you up-the-wall and around-the-bend. The best part of all? You never know that when something is going to happen, and in many cases, you all have no idea what introduced the problem to your system. 

How to Fix Windows 10 Sound Not Working

Method 1 : Try to Modifying the Speakers Properties

  • First Right-click on the sound icon at the bottom right of the corner in desktop and click on Playback devices.
  • In the Playback tab, select your speakers, which are set as the default, and click on Properties.
  • Click on Advanced  Under the “Default Format”, alter the sample rate and bit depth until one of the settings works. Click to Apply and OK.

If the problem persists, try to uninstalling the driver. Follow steps below:

Method 2 : Check Your Sound Settings

Now before you say to anyone about that there is no sound in my windows first you can check by own. It can be the most obvious things we overlook. Without insulting your computing ability and make sure to check that you haven’t accidentally muted Windows 10 – it’s easily done and so first overlook there and then if there is problem then you definitely contact other.

At the same time, you also check your cables, plugs, speaker connections, headphone connections and any other connections relating to your malfunctioning of audio output.

Method 3 : Roll Back or Re-Install Audio Drivers

Windows Drivers have always had an unhappy knack of creating issues in the system, and Windows 10 is in no way exempt. The forced updates introduced last have stepped up the issues, as Windows Update also covers hardware drivers. If you were using everything as standard, you might be okay. If you were using anything non-standard, you were likely to have a bad time and you face problem if you are not using standard.

Windows 10 gives us a many options for to fight an irksome driver. First, we can try to simply roll it back to the last good configuration and after then we get problem then we go next i.e. Right-click on the Start button and then select Device Manager, and right-click on your sound driver, select the Properties, and browse to the Driver tab. Press the Roll Back Driver option if it is available, and Windows 10 will begin the process.

If like the above image you have no option to roll the driver back, you will need to either Update the driver or Reinstall the driver. As we are dealing with the audio driver issues, I did go for a reinstallation of driver. This will remove offending the driver during a process, and give the system a nice clean one instead.

Before proceeding to uninstall the driver please ensure you have the new manufacturer version of that driver. You will be able to download them directly from the hardware issuer’s website, or in some cases, via a third-party supplier also.

In the same Properties tab you should note the final option: Uninstall. Click this, and you will meet the Confirm Device Uninstall window. Depending on the driver issuer’s, this window may also contain an option to delete some of the driver software for this device. If this is the case please make sure it is checked and then press OK.

Once the drivers have been wiped, restart your system, and install the new driver.

We have previously written about how you can Stop Automatic Driver Updates and generally run the rule over the somewhat unruly Windows 10 automatic update system.

Method 4 : Update IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

A number of the systems may encounter many issues with their IDT High Definition Audio CODEC. This can be fixed with the manual driver update which allows us to choose the sound driver we wishes to use.

Right-click on the Start menu and select the Device Manager. Expand the Sound, video games and controller section. If you spot the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC, then right-click and select the Update Driver Software. In the next panel and select Browse my computer for driver software, followed by the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. This allows us to select any drivers pre-installed on our system.

Under the Model, select the High Definition Audio Device, followed by the Next and followed by Yes. You may need to restart your system for changes to take effect and fix your problem.

Method 5 : Try the Audio Troubleshooter

You can also use the built in audio troubleshooter and, allowing the Windows 10 to identify and fix its own issues. If you have used the inbuilt Microsoft troubleshooters before, you know they don’t always catch everything, but it can be worth a shot.

Follow this and resolve this problem Control Panel > Troubleshooting > Troubleshoot audio playback, and follow the instructions.


We have covered some of the most common method to fix the Windows 10 audio afflictions, and hopefully you can hear the wonderful sound of world in stereo once again. While not the definitive fix for every issue and Windows 10 seems to be really like you using the inbuilt High Definition Audio Drivers, and huge amount of fixes I have read through involve updating, uninstalling, reinstalling, and rolling this driver back, so by all this you all got the idea How to Fix Windows 10 Sound Not Working problem so now you all are ready to tell other by this reference and we conclude in last that everything is possible only patience is must.

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