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Fixing Audio Issues in Windows 10

Fixing audio issues in Windows 10 is pretty simple.
You don’t need to use much effort or be a tech expert to fix it. The
first thing you must do, before anything else, is to identify what is wrong,
and then find out if it’s a hardware or software issue.

Check your Hardware

Check your
speakers and headphones if it’s connected to the right jack. Afterward, see if
the cable is loose. If both are working perfectly, you move into the volume
levels. Click on the audio icon on your taskbar and adjust it, make sure you
check if your external speakers are working as well.

From time to time, the reason why you have audio issues is
due to your external speakers. You can check other devices other than your
Windows 10 PC if it works OK.

Use the Device Manager

In other
cases, you may use the Device Manager to fix audio issues in Windows 10.
Sometimes, it may be due to issues in the driver. Always keep your drivers up
to date and see that your sound card is working properly.

To do this,
simply press Start and type in Device Manager. Once you open the list of
devices, find your sound card. When you see it, open and click on the Driver tab.
You can now select the Update Driver option. When you do so, Windows will
connect to the internet and update your PC automatically with the latest
drivers available. If this step fails, meaning, the right driver for your PC is
not available, you can find the appropriate one online in your PC’s
manufacturer’s website.

Generic Audio Drivers

Otherwise,
Windows still have generic audio drivers available for you to try. To do this,
select Update Driver. Then browse your computer for the Driver Software. Pick
from the list of available drivers on your computer and look for the High Definition Audio Device. Afterward, click install.

Fixing Audio Issues using the Troubleshooter

The troubleshooter comes in handy when dealing with
issues in Windows 10. During the early days of the troubleshooter, it had a
reputation of being incompetent for not doing what it was meant to do. Today,
however, it is working efficiently and making up for its inaccuracy from the
past running in Windows 10.

To launch the Audio Troubleshooter, go to Windows
10 Settings. Then click on Update and Security then the Troubleshoot option
will pop and then click on Playing Audio. Simply follow the instructions and
Windows 10 troubleshooter will fix your audio and sound issues for you.

Set Default Playback Device to Fix Audio Issues

Sometimes you will encounter
audio issues when using the HDMI and or USB ports. To fix this you need to set
the external devices as default. Oftentimes, interference with the hardware
drives can come from the use of audio
enhancements. With this, you should note that these enhancements should be disabled
until a new driver update becomes available.

To do this, press the Start button and type in Sound. Open the suitable result
and click the Playback tag.
You can now find the suitable audio device and set it to Default.

Choose the Correct Audio Playback

One way to fix audio issues in
Windows 10 is by choosing the correct audio playback. To do this, simply press
Start and type in Sound. Open the suitable
result and click the Playback tag.
Once you’re in the default device, right-click and select properties. You will
see the Advanced Tab under the default format. You change the setting and click
the “test” button. If it doesn’t solve the issue, do it again by changing the
setting and clicking on the “test” button.

These are only some of the
quick fixes you can try to do to fix audio and sound issues on Windows 10.

Note that if the same problems
continue to persist, it is best to have a technician have a look at your
device. You can also head over to the Microsoft Support Desk for additional
help.