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 the sound driver in Windows 10 step by step below. You can easily reinstall the audio driver even if you don’t have any 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.
How to reinstall the audio driver?
You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way because you need to find exactly the right driver online, download it and install it step by step.
This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.
- On your keyboard, press 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 you can visit 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 device driver will be reinstalled automatically.
2. Automatically (Recommended)
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 down arrow button next to a flagged audio driver and select Uninstall driver (this requires the Pro version). You can update all your drivers within one click to keep your PC drivers always up-to-date.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.