[Solved] Conexant HD Audio Drivers for Windows 10

By Camilla Mo in Driver Install Tags: DriversSound CardsWindows 10

If you want to update Conexant High Definition Audio driver in Windows 10, there are three ways that you can use. Read on then you’ll get how to update the driver step by step.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, we recommend you use Way 3 to do it automatically.

Way 1: Update the Driver via Device Manager

Way 2: Manually Update Conexant Audio Driver

Way 3: Automatically Update Conexant Audio Driver


Way 1: Update the Driver via Device Manager

An easy to update the driver is via Device Manager. But please note that it does’t always work as Windows may fail to load the new driver. 

Follow below steps to update the driver in Device Manager.

1. Press Win+R (Windows key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog will appear.

2. Type devmgmt.msc in the run box and click OK button.

3. In Device Manager, expand category Sound, video and game and right-click on Conexant Audio device name, then select Update Driver Software…

Following screenshot is for your reference.

4. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Then Windows will install the driver automatically.

Way 2: Manually Update Conexant Audio Driver

Conexant does not provide Conexant HD Audio Drivers for Windows 10 on their website. So you need to go to the PC manufacturer’s website to download the Conexant audio driver. To download the correct driver, you need to know the PC model and the version of Windows.


Way 3: Automatically Update Conexant Audio Driver

If Way 1 and Way 2 don’t work for you, or if you don’t have patience, time or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the Conexant audio driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

  • Emmitt Muckles

    I found the solution. Go to your Update & security setting in Control Panel.
    A) Select the Windows update tab/link
    B) Select the View installed update history.
    c) Uninstall all updates.
    Go to config settings and deactivate Windows Update.

    I used my HP envy for my podcast and that problem made the laptop useless until I found this cure. This was a 6 month trial and error before i found the issue. I noticed the laptop worked great until after a specific update about 8 months after i purchased the laptop.

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  • ketan kumar

    For help fixing audio or sound problems, try the audio troubleshooter. It might be able to fix audio problems automatically.
    If the link doesn’t open the troubleshooter, select the Start  button, type Troubleshooting, and then select Troubleshooting from the list of results. Under Hardware and Sound, select Troubleshoot audio playback.

  • Ryan

    This solution worked for my HP G60-530CA laptop which recently upgrade from win7 to win10:

    “A problem with Conexant audio means that you may hear no sound in Windows 10 even though everything appears to be working correctly. While this is being investigated, Microsoft suggests running msconfig.exe and heading to the Boot tab. Click the Advanced options button, check the Maximum memory box and set the value to 3072.”

    • Susie

      thanks, this works and i’ve tried many different solutions but this one worked for me!

    • Raj

      Thanks a ton for this solution. It worked for me like a charm on my HPG60 laptop.
      I have been having this issue of the driver going bad a few days after I upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7. On the device driver, everything looks fine but there was no sound from the laptop. Each time, I re-install the OS, the sound comes back, only to disappear a few days later, when the MS auto updates are installed. it was soo frustrating, to keep installing the OS time and again, which I actually did 4 – 5 times, before I got tired of it and stumbled across this wonderful article.
      In my case, after checking the Maximum memory box I used 4096 as the default value, since my system had a 4 GB Memory card. I did not see a vale in reducing the memory to 3072, which was lower than what is available on the system.
      I guess the trick is to have the check box checked on.

    • Dmitry

      Thanks a lot!
      This solution works fine for my HP ZBOOK G3.
      I’ve just checked in this checkbox and after restarting sound works well.

    • Chris

      Ryan, you are a STAR!! I Spent Most of Sunday trying to sort this out after the Windows 10 Anniversary update. I read so many other complicated and what now knowing thanks to your post are totally unnecessary. Your fix took 5 minutes, “Brilliant”
      EVERYONE should read this fix!!! Really thanks again.



    • Scott Schmeling

      Thank you so much, Ryan.
      I’ve checked the HP and Conexant websites for Windows 10 drivers and found nothing.
      I started looking for solutions and found yours….worked like a charm!
      Thank you, again.

    • Karl7777

      Thank you, Ryan!

      Checking the Maximum Memory box (with value set to 4096) and rebooting solved my no audio problem. First time I’ve heard audio in over a month. Thank you so much!

    • Jay


      You are a Genius!
      I also had no sound on my laptop after the Windows 10 upgrade.
      I spent hours and hours for the past week trying to locate a solution and nothing worked.

      I just discovered your tip and spent seconds giving it a try and it worked like a charm.

      Hats off to you my friend!

      Thanks for sharing this very useful information.


    • Ajitabh Mohanty

      Thanks Dude ,I am searching this issue from years but ,Really man You are great.

    • Andy Hunter

      Genius. Why don’t Microsoft/HP/Conexant know this?????

  • William

    My submitted this error this device can not be started. (Code 10)

  • Hammam

    I use conexant and it work fine until i change the volume above 30 then it suddenly stop, i checked the volume and its not muted anyone have solution?

  • Jan Bednarik

    I am just letting know my experience with the sound problem on HP Spectre 360, Windows 10 Home. I had no sound whenever I connected an external speaker. I have Conexant SmartAudio HD. I have it set as default device. I solved the problem by updating drivers following the instructions above. Now it works, whenever I connect external speaker there is sound.

  • Anupam

    First of all check whether your primary speaker is set as default device in speaker properties,my problem got resolved after setting it as default device.
    Sounds->playback->select speakers->right click and set as default device

    • nawab

      Thanks Its working

    • Swati Agarwal

      Thanks Anupam…that was helpful..:)

  • Sam

    Extremely thankful!!
    The “HAVE DISK” formula really worked.
    Conexant Smart Audio INSTALLED on my windows 10

  • tami

    my conexant audio driver really suck! I play dota and cant open mic cause it, then I uninstall it change conexant to realtek, and sounds great! but then conexant audio driver auto-install on my lenovo G-70 , so when I wanna play i must uinstall it first, its so frustating help me, I dont wanna use conexant audio driver again and wanna change it to realtek but its always installed by it self. 🙁

    • Jake

      same problem tami, i also have the same laptop as yours. have you found a solution already?

  • lakshit

    this is not my problem . I can hear sound audio and stuff but when i plug in my headphones it shows conexant smart audio HD instead of my headphone name . why does this happen

    • Sam Chung

      I had (apparently) the same problem. Computer speakers not working, but earbuds did. I right-clicked on the sound icon on the task tray right side, selected playback devices. The default green checkmark was on earphones. I clicked on speakers and set that as the default and my computer started blasting gangnam style with my newborn next door.
      Not sure why the switching isn’t automatic, and unsure if the error will go away, but I’m hearing sound now…

    • Imbagt

      Hi did you solved your problem already? I’m having exactly the same problem too. Please help

  • Weng

    Before that my notebook sound is working perfectly with pre installed Dolby driver, but the sound becomes very low after the latest windows update. Please, Windows 10 is causing lot of drivers issues for the old notebook.

    • Sebastian Hmar

      Hey, same here!!! Sound got very low. Even my Dolby Digital Theater which amplified my laptop’s volume to full, got deleted.

  • David Bernier

    I told Windows 10 to use the old Conexant Audio driver provided by MS w/ the 4-5 year old Toshiba Satellite notebook, and I got sound in Windows 10.

    Perhaps MS forgot to re-sign the original Win 7 driver with a newer signing key…

    David Bernier

  • Doug

    I don’t think it’s a driver issue in my case. After the last 2 Win 10 patches I lost my sound. The new drivers for the Lenovo E431 finally came out a few days ago, and they didn’t work either. Finally I reinstalled Win 10. Sound worked great – until the two patches auto-installed. I’m without sound again . . . been troubleshooting this for 6 weeks now! Very frustrating.

    • Hi Doug, Did you find a solution as this is exactly my problem