Reinstall Audio Driver on Windows 10 [With Pictures]
When you run into no sound issues on Windows 10, you may want to reinstall the audio driver to fix the problem. I’ll show you how to reinstall sound driver in Windows 10 step by step below. You can easily reinstall the audio driver even if you don’t have much computer skills.
First, you need to uninstall the audio driver from Device Manager. After uninstalling the driver, you can simply restart your PC to allow Windows to reinstall the audio driver.
To reinstall the audio driver on Windows 10:
- On your keyboard, type Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.
- Type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and click OK to open Device Manager.
- Expand the category Sound,video and game controllers.
- Right-click on the sound device and click Uninstall device (in some cases, this could be just Uninstall). In the below example, the sound device is Realtek High Definition Audio.
- On the Uninstall confirm dialog box, select the Delete the driver software for this device option, then click Uninstall.The option Delete the driver software for this device allows you to delete the driver package from the Driver Store (For more information about Driver Store, please see Driver Store in Microsoft. If you don’t see this option on the Uninstall confirm dialog box, the driver package may have been removed. In this case, just click Uninstall to uninstall the driver.
- Restart your computer. The audio will be reinstalled automatically.
How to reinstall the audio driver automatically
The above steps may help resolve your no sound issues, but if they don’t, you can install a new audio driver 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):
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to a flagged audio driver to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it (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).
Hopefully you can reinstall the audio driver in Windows 10 with the above steps. If you have any questions, feel free to leave your comments below. I’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.