Big News Windows 10 Fixed Audio Problems After Releasing Updates

Users recently reported a lot of bugs including the login screen and fallout 3 compatibility issues with windows 10. A latest bug as reported by various Reddit and Windows forums was the loss of audio not working properly. Well, we have some good news for windows 10 users. The audio problem that was caused due to drivers update is now fixed.

The audio issue was caused after users installed or updated their Intel Smart Sound Technology audio drivers to a then new version, as reported by the Microsoft support online. They claim that no further steps are required and the automatic update will fix the issue itself. However, the computers must be restarted to apply the changes.

The recent updates in Windows 10 are breaking a lot of features and causing many problems. The previous October update encountered users with several other problems like automatic deletion of files (that happened without virus issues), failing to connect internet, task manager bugs and fallout 3 not working.
People who are not receiving any automatic updates, they can download it from official Microsoft catalog. Actually, a reddit user figured out solution for audio issues in windows 10 before the update was released. Here is how to fix the latest audio bug issue in windows 10:

  1. Right click on ‘Start Menu’ in taskbar.
  2. Select ‘Device Manager’ from the drop-down list.
  3. Click on the arrow next to ‘sound, video and game controllers’ to unlock some hidden options.
  4. Right click on the audio driver named ‘SST’.
  5. Click on ‘Update Driver Software’.
  6. Then choose ‘Browse My Computer For Driver Software’ to manually install updates.
  7. As a major step, select “High Definition Audio”.
  8. Finally, click on “Next”. This is supposed to solve your problem.

Users also complain that the default troubleshooter fails to work in such conditions. Here is how to fix audio problems using command prompt in windows 10.

  1. Type ‘CMD’ in Cortana search box.
  2. Right click on ‘Command Prompt’.
  3. Select ‘Run as administrator’.
  4. Windows will now show a full screen confirmation message. Click on ‘Yes’.
  5. In the command prompt, type this code and press enter:
  6. It will now show a list of audio and other drivers installed in your computer. Find the driver that matches following details:

    Published Name: oem###.inf
    Original Name: intcaudiobus.inf
    Provider Name: Intel(R) Corporation
    Class Name: SystemClass
    Class GUID: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
    Driver Version: 08/22/2018
    Signer Name: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

    Please note that the ‘###’ in published name above will not exactly match. It could be any number, so represented by hashtags to make it easier to understand.

  7. Now after you have found the driver exactly as describe above, run the following command:
    pnputil/delete-driver oem###.inf/uninstall

Replace ### with the number you found on ‘Published Name’ of driver. The above command is supposed to uninstall the wrong audio driver causing sound problems in windows 10. So risk it on your own as we are not responsible for any loss or damage caused after uninstalling the driver.

Is the sound problem in your computer fixed now? Did you fixed it using the windows update feature or command prompt? Maybe, you are still facing the audio loss. Let me know in comments below. Thanks for visiting. [C U]

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