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How to Fix Audio Not Working in Windows 10

By jacobfrey121 ·
After hours of struggling to get my audio properly working after Windows 10 ruined it entirely, I have finally found the right solution and wanted to share it with you.

This method literally takes no more than five minutes, even if you're a cautious user. No reboot, reset or re-whatever is required.

Follow the below steps carefully. Thank me later.

1. Open Device Manager: To open Device Manager, go to Settings, click on Devices, go to Connected devices, scroll down to Related settings and click on Device manager.

2. Open IDT High Definition Audio CODEC: Unfold Sound, video and game controllers and double-click IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (or right-click > Properties).

3. Click on Update Driver: Go to the Driver tab and click on Update Driver... (second button seen from above).

4. Click on Browse my computer for driver software: After completing Step 3 a new window will pop up with two options. Choose the second option (Browse my computer for driver software)

5. Click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer: After completing Step 4 you'll be prompted to locate a driver. Click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

6. Click on High Definition Audio Device, click Yes: Make sure Show compatible hardware is checked. Click on High Definition Audio Device under Model, then click Yes. Do NOT use High Definition Audio CODEC or whatever is showing for you.

Step 6 is crucial. Ignore any scary pop-ups. It works just fine and you won't end up with an exploded device.

That's all you have to do to make it work. Enjoy horrible error sounds and music!
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