How to Update Audio Drivers in Windows 10
To check the audio driver status, go to Device Manager. If you see a yellow mark next to the device like below image shows, the device driver is having problem.
There are three methods that you can use to update the audio driver in Windows 10.
Method 1: Update the Driver via Device Manager
Follow these steps:
1. In Device Manager, right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software…
2. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Then Windows will search and install the new driver automatically.
Method 2: Download and Install the Driver from Manufacturers
Updating driver via Device Manager can be easier, but Windows may fail to provide a new driver. In this case, you can search and download the latest audio driver from manufacturers.
You can go to the PC manufacturer’s website or the audio card’s website to check for the latest audio driver for Windows 10. If you are using a branded computer, it is recommended to go to the PC manufacturer’s website first, as they may customize the driver. Before you get started, ensure that you know the PC model or the device model and the specific operating system that you are using (See How to Quickly Get Operating System Version).
Method 3: Update the Driver Using Driver Easy
If you have difficulty downloading drivers manually, you can use Driver Easy to help you. Driver Easy can scan your computer in several seconds and detect all problem drivers, then provide you with new drivers. It has Free version and Professional version. Both versions can be used to update drivers. But with Professional version, you will get higher download speed and enjoy full features, including the “Update All” feature, which allows you to update all drivers with just one-click. More importantly, you will enjoy free expert tech support. You can ask us for further assistance regarding any driver problems. Driver Easy offers 30-day refund policy. If you are not satisfied with the Professional version, just ask for a full refund.
With Driver Easy Professional version, to update the audio driver, all you need to do is click your mouse 2 times.
1. Click Scan Now button. Then Driver Easy will scan your computer in several seconds and provide new audio driver instantly.
2. Click Update button. Then the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically. Alternatively, you can click the “Update All” button to download and install all drivers at a time.