Are you facing no sound issues on Windows 11? Or maybe you’re suffering from the terrible audio sounds after updating to Windows 11. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I have encountered the same problem and hope this post would help you solve the issue as well.

Before you start, make sure your headset is working properly.

Try these fixes:

These fixes have helped many people. Because of the different devices and environments, you may need to work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Enable Enhance audio
  2. Update your audio driver
  3. Realtek driver issue
  4. Update your Windows system
  5. Repair system files

Fix 1: Enable Enhance audio

If you have sound issues or can’t bear an awful sound that goes through your headset, this simple trick may help. We don’t know the mechanism behind the trick yet, but many users have proved it’s a working fix.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I (i) key together to open Settings.
  2. Go to System > Sound > All sound devices and choose your device.
  3. Scroll down to find Enhance audio. Turn Enhance audio on and then back off.
  4. Check your PC sound, it should be back to normal.

If this trick doesn’t work for you, please move to the next fix.

Fix 2: Update your audio driver

The Windows 11 no sound issue and other audio issues are usually caused by drivers. Outdated drivers or missing drivers are the reason for many PC problems. To fix it, you need to find the latest and compatible driver for your devices.

You can update the audio driver manually by going to the manufacture’s official website and downloading the correct driver. Or, you can update the audio driver automatically with Driver Easy if you don’t have the time, patience, or computer skills. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact device, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

If this fix doesn’t help, move to the next fix.

Fix 3: Realtek driver issue

If you have Realtek audio on your PC, this fix might be the right one for you. Realtek driver is sometimes corrupted on Windows 11 and it can lead to Windows 11 no sound or other audio issues. Here’s how to fix it.

  1. Click the Search button on the bottom and type device manager. Then press the Enter key to open it.
  2. Expand Sound, video and game controllers. Find Realtek audio and right-click on it. Choose Update driver.
  3. Click Browse my computer for drivers.
  4. Click Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  5. Check Show compatible hardware. Then click High Definition Audio Device > Next.
  6. Click Yes in the pop-up window.
  7. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
  8. Check the sound on your PC.

Fix 4: Update your Windows system

Windows 11 will release new updates to fix some issues, so check for updates and it might cure the Windows 11 no sound issue. You can do it manually by following the steps below.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I (i) key together to open Settings.
  2. Click Windows Update > Check for updates.
  3. Windows will check the latest available updates for you. If you have available updates, Windows 11 will download and install them automatically.
  4. After the whole process, restart your PC and check the effect.

Fix 5: Repair system files

If important Windows files in your PC are corrupted or missing, your PC will have problems, no sound or audio issues might be one of them. In this case, you’ll need to find and repair corrupted system files.
Using a repair tool to check various areas in your computer to determine the cause of your exact problem automatically would save you time and effort.

Here we recommend Fortect. It is a powerful computer repair software that can diagnose problems on your computer and fix them immediately without damaging personal data.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC.
  3. Fortect will scan your computer thoroughly. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Once done, you’ll see a detailed report of all the issues on your PC. To fix them automatically, click START REPAIR. This requires you to purchase the full version. But don’t worry. If Fortect doesn’t solve the issue, you can request a refund within 60 days.
The Pro version of Fortect comes with 24/7 technical support. If you need any assistance, please contact Fortect support:

That’s all the working fixes, hope one of them would help you solve the Windows 11 no sound issue. Some sites suggest you reinstall all the related drivers and reinstall them, but it’s a time-consuming process so we don’t recommend it. If you don’t have any other options, you might want to give it a try.

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