If you’re serious about gaming, then you’re probably using gaming headphones with surround sound. These types of headphones are perfect for enjoyment, but it seems that some people are having trouble installing SADES headphone drivers on Windows 10.
Here are some examples of error messages caused by failed driver installation:
- Please connect the SADES 7.1 sound effect gaming headset
- SADES Headset does not exist
- SADES can’t find any device
What to do if You’re Unable to Install SADES headphone drivers on Windows 10
- Install the latest Windows 10 drivers
- Download the latest drivers and install them in compatibility mode
- Reinstall the device
According to users, it appears that headphones are working in stereo and not 7.1 surround mode. This is probably related to a driver issue, so the best way to fix this problem is to go to the manufacturer’s website for the latest drivers.
Solution 1 – Install the latest Windows 10 drivers
As far as we know, there are SADES Windows 10 drivers available on their website, so before trying out any other solutions make sure that you download those drivers and give them a try. If Windows 10 drivers aren’t working for you, you might want to try something else.
Solution 2 – Download the latest drivers and install them in compatibility mode
a. Install drivers manually
Some users report that they tried using Windows 8.1 drivers on Windows 10 but without any success. However, this might not be the case for you, so you should download Windows 8.1 drivers and try installing them in compatibility mode. To do so, do the following:
- Go to the SADES website and download the latest Windows 8.1 drivers.
- After you’ve downloaded the drivers, right-click the setup file and choose Properties.
- Go to the Compatibility tab and check the option Run this program in compatibility mode for and select Windows 8 from the list of operating systems.
- Now click Apply then OK.
- Run the setup.
If Windows 8.1 drivers don’t work for you, you might want to try downloading the Windows 7 drivers and installing them in the compatibility mode. The process is identical, and you just need to select Windows 7 from the list of operating systems in the Compatibility tab.
b. Install drivers automatically
If you do not have the necessary computer skills to update/fix the drivers manually, we strongly suggest to do it automatically by using Tweakbit’s Driver Updater tool. This tool is approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best-automatized solution. Below you can find a quick guide on how to do it.
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater.
- Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
- Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once. To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name. Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.
Disclaimer: some functions of this tool are not free.
Solution 3 – Reinstall the device
If none of the solutions from above managed to resolve the problem, let’s try with reinstalling the device. Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to Search, type devmngr, and go to Device Manager
- Find your SADES headphones, right-click it, and go to Uninstall Device
- Restart your computer
Now, Windows should automatically recognize and install your headphones once again. However, if that doesn’t happen, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to Control Panel
- Under Hardware & Sound, go to Add a device
- Wait for the wizard to scan for hardware changes
- Once it finds your Bluetooth device, the installation will be finished
Once you’ve done all of this, you can try and update the drivers normally. Hopefully, you won’t have any problems.
Update: If this issue is not fixed by trying all these solutions, we recommend you to contact the manufacturer. Try to solve the problem with the aid of the developers themselves. Many users claimed that the only solution to fix their problems with this headphones model was this one.
If you have problems with other headphones, we suggest you check the “related stories” below.
That’s about it. We certainly hope at least one of these solutions helped you install the SADES drivers on your computer. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, just let us know in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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