Fix: Via HD Audio Driver Doesn’t Work on Windows 10
Windows 10 Technical Preview is still in it’s testing phase and it doesn’t support a lot of software previous operating systems did. And one of the non-supported software users are complaining about is Via HD Audio driver, but we’ll now try to solve the problem with this software.
Restart to the previous version
Windows 10 doesn’t support (well, at least not yet) a lot of drivers and other additional software for older devices. Until your audio card driver become supported by Windows 10, you can install an older version of the driver software and your problem with sound in Windows 10 could be solved. Some users who reported that they had problems with Via HD said that they managed to solve it by installing an older version of the driver. But you also should check if your playback devices are enabled, just in case.
Enable Playback devices
Maybe your driver is actually supported, but just isn’t enabled. When the driver is updated, it generally resets the audio settings, and your playback devices might get disabled. All you have to do is to enable it and set it as a default playback device. If your Via HD Audio device is not set as default playback device, you should follow these steps to check if the device has been set as default playback device:
- Right-click on the speaker icon in the task bar (right bottom corner of the Desktop)
- Click on Playback devices to see a list of devices connected to the system
- If your Via HD Audio devic is not listed, it is possible that the device has been disabled by accident. Right click and select Show disabled devices
- If your device is listed after this, right click on it and select enable
- After this, right click on the speaker and click Set as default option from the same window
If something doesn’t work for you, or you have some other solution, don’t hesitate to leave your comment below.
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