Guide to Windows 10: Fix an Audio Issues in Windows 10 PCs

SP’s: Here, I’m going to tell you how to fix audio issues in Windows 10 PCs using some simple steps. If you are facing sound troubles in your PC, read ahead to know more.

Windows 10 is now available for free download for your Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. Earlier this week at Windows 10 device launch event, Microsoft told the world that currently more than 110 million devices are running Windows 10. This is a great achievement from Microsoft.

I’ve always stressed on the importance of some serious hardware from the house of Microsoft that can showcase the abilities of a Windows operating system to the fullest. Microsoft answered my prayers and launched its first ever laptop called the Surface Book.

Along the similar lines, due to the external hardware and Windows software conflicts, users might experience some problems in audio and video performance. In this guide, I’m going to how to fix audio issue in Windows 10.

On its website and YouTube page, Microsoft has published a set of videos to tell you how to fix audio issues in Windows 10. Let’s fix audio issues in Windows 10 in these simple steps and videos:

  • How to fix audio issues in Windows 10 using the basics


This is the pretty basic and very first step to fix audio issues in Windows 10. You need to first check out your speakers and headphone connections and see if some audio cable is loose or connected to the wrong jack.

Now check your volume levels from the audio icon and don’t forget to check the volume levels of your external speakers.

Sometimes your external speakers might be the reason why your are reading this how to fix audio issues in Windows 10 article. Don’t forget to check them with the device other than your Windows 10 PC.

  • Use Device Manager to fix audio issues in Windows 10


Another reason why your Windows 10 might be giving your problems could be related to the driver issues. Make sure that your sound card is working properly and is running with updated drivers.

To fix audio issues in Windows 10, just open the Start and enter Device Manager. Open it and from a list of devices, find your sound card, open it and click on the Driver tab.

Now, select the Update Driver option. Windows should be able to look at the internet and update your PC with the latest sound drivers. If it fails to do so, you can find the right drivers at your PC manufacturer’s website.



  • How to fix audio issues in Windows 10 by running troubleshooter


If the above options weren’t able to fix audio issues in Windows 10, you can try Windows Audio Troubleshooter. Try this option by right-clicking on the Sound icon in your taskbar and open the Troubleshooter sound problems option.


  • Set default playback device to fix audio issues in Windows 10


You might face some audio issues while using USB or HDMI as you need to set the external devices as default.

To fix audio issues in Windows 10 by setting the default device option, just open Start and enter Sound. Now open the appropriate result and click on the Playback tab. Here find the suitable audio device and Set Default.



  • Fix audio issues in Windows 10 by choosing correct audio playback


The sound issues you’re facing could be a result of incorrect audio playback format.

To choose the correct default playback in Windows 10, just open Start and enter Sound. Now open the appropriate result and click on the Playback tab. On your default device, right-click and select properties. On the Advanced tab, under default format, change the setting and hit Test button. If it doesn’t work, change the setting and hit Test.



We hope that these tips will help you to fix sound issues in Windows 10. If you have some other suggestions or problems, comment below.

If these problems persist, you could head over to Microsoft Support Desk and tell them your problems.

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