How to reinstall Windows 10 audio drivers

How to reinstall Windows 10 audio drivers. Since Windows 10 has reached users, for a few years already, the number of users who have problems with Windows 10 sound, especially if they come from an older version instead of doing a clean installation, from scratch, does not stop to grow.

One of the most common problems among users doing the upgrade is related to audio, users often complain of low sound on Windows 10 or not being heard at all. Fortunately, in most cases this problem can be solved easily, just reinstall the Windows 10 audio driver so that everything works normally again.

Before reinstalling the Windows 10 audio drivers, we recommend that you indicate, first of all, the name and version of the audio driver we keep installed, because in case of problems, that is what we should look for to reinstall it. Furthermore, we also recommend that you create a Windows restore point to restore your system to an earlier state in case something goes wrong.

With all this ready, below we walk you through how to reinstall the Windows 10 audio driver from scratch. Oh I forgot we have prepared an article for you that explains how to update or install drivers on Windows 10, you can find it here!

How to uninstall, delete and reinstall the Windows 10 audio driver

Just like any other driver, audio drivers can be found in the Windows 10 Device Manager. To get there, simply right-click on the Start menu button and choose the corresponding option from the list of options that appears.

In this window that opens before we will find listed all the devices that we have installed on the computer.

In this list we need to locate the “Audio Controller” section and expand it. Here we can see all the sound-related devices that we have connected and installed on our Windows 10. We need to locate the device that is giving problems and causing us problems with the sound of Windows 10 (probably Realtek) and, by right clicking, we have to choose the option “Uninstall the device“.

We need to make sure to check the “Remove Driver Software” option to erase it from the system (so if it’s corrupt, it won’t give any further problems) and that’s it.

After accepting, the drivers will be completely deleted. The next step will be to reboot the system for the changes to take effect. At this moment our computer will have no sound, it is normal.

When we go back to the desktop, we go back to the Device Manager window and click the button to search for new devices. Windows will search for new devices that are not installed to try to activate them.

Windows 10 has a huge library of drivers, as well as using Windows Update to download any that aren’t there (like the one we’ve removed). Windows will directly download and install our card’s audio drivers, and once the installation is complete, our computer’s sound should return to normal operation.

If for some reason Windows Update cannot find your audio drivers, we recommend that you search for them on your motherboard web page or, more easily, use an application like IObit Driver Booster to download and install any missing or outdated drivers on your computer.

In doing so, we have solved the problem of low sound on Windows 10 0 that is not heard at all, at least if this problem was related to the driver.

Have you had trouble reinstalling Windows 10 audio drivers? How did you solve them?

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