Sound issues are not new in Windows operating systems. Almost every new version of Windows brought sound problems to some of its users, and Windows 10 is not different. So, because you can’t normally use your computer without a sound, here’s the solution which might help.
As I said, some users might experience some kind of the flaw in their sound settings, which can prevent Windows from playing the sound. Apparently, this flaw won’t be fixed even if your sound drivers are updated. So to fix this issue, follow these instructions and try one of the following solutions:
Solution 1 – Change the default sound format
Ever since the Technical Preview, wrong sound format caused audio errors in Windows 10. So, to get your sound back, just change the default sound format.
Here’s how to change the default sound format in Windows 10:
- Right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar and select Playback Devices from the context menu
- Select the current playback device you use (it should be Speakers by default) and double-click on it to open the Properties windows
- Go to Advanced tab and change a Default sound format to one of the following options: 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz (depending on your speaker configuration)
If the issue is still unresolved, you can try the following method and restart the sound drivers.
Solution 2 – Re-install your sound drivers
Here’s how to re-install your sound drivers in Windows 10:
- Go to Search, type devicemngr and open Device Manager
- Expand Sound and audio devices
- Right-click on the current sound driver and choose Uninstall
- Now, click on Scan for hardware changes and the new, updated driver will automatically be installed
That’s it, I hope these solutions helped you to get your sound in Windows 10 back.
If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.