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.
Folks at Bidness ETC have found a way to fix this problem, which is attributed to a flaw in the Windows 10 sound settings. It is confirmed that the lack of sound persists even after installing the correct audio drivers from the OEM or sound card manufacturer.
Here is how to fix the “No Sound” issue on Windows 10:
Step 1: Right-click the sound icon in the taskbar located at the bottom right of the screen and select Playback Devices from the ensuing context menu.
Step 2: Select the current playback device in use and by default it should be the speakers. Double-click on it to open its properties window.
Step 3: Got to Advanced section and change the bit rate to either of the following – 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz – depending on the speaker configuration
If the issue is still unresolved, you can try another method for restoring sound:
Step 1: Launch Start Menu, search for Device Manager and then launch it.
Step 2: Expand Sound and audio devices.
Step 3: Right-click on the current sound driver and choose uninstall.
Step 4: Finally, click on Scan for hardware changes and the updated driver will be automatically installed.
That’s it. Your computer speakers should now be able to play sound normally. If the sound is still not working, then try downloading and installing the latest sound card drivers for Windows 10 from the manufacturer’s website.
If the sound issues is caused due to incompatible file type or codec, you can address this issue by download a video converter for Windows 10 such as Pavtube Video Converter to convert unsupported audio codec to Windows 10 supported audio formats.