Another computer problem from a third party website where by I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. This computer problem deals with no sound after Windows 10 update.
This is actually quite a common problem. Here is the initial original request quoted verbatim.
I downloaded a windows update and lost my sound and need it back.
This individual was using a computer with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system installed. You can perform a system restore. Restore your computer back to before you had this problem.
This individual did NOT know how to perform a Microsoft Windows 10 system restore. Here are the instructions for you to perform a Microsoft Windows 10 system restore. Click the Windows 10 start menu icon in lower left corner.
Select “Search” and type in “System Restore”. Click on “Create a restore point”. A “System properties” window will open up.
You should be in the “System protection” tab of that window. Click on “System Restore”. Another “System Restore” window will open up.
Click on “Next”. In the next window you will be able to select your restore point. Also, you can place a check box in the “Show more restore points”.
What you want to choose here is a date and time before you were having your current problem. Choose a restore point back to before you were having your current computer problem(s). Now you click “Next”.
In order to begin system restore, you select “Finish”. Your computer will have to reboot in order to restore it back to the restore point that you picked. Your computer losing sound after a Microsoft Windows 10 operating system update is nothing new.
I am sure in the future this Microsoft Windows 10 operating system with be plagued with Windows update problems. When in doubt, you can always try to fix your no sound issue, by performing a Microsoft Windows 10 system restore. Once you click on “Finish”, you never want to try to cancel the system restore.
Also, system restore will require Microsoft Windows 10 to reboot. You should never never never attempt to interrupt a Microsoft Windows 10 system restore. If you do by powering off your computer, rebooting your computer, etc. you could potentially cause Microsoft Windows 10 to no longer boot properly.
This would then require you to fix another quagmire or spend money paying a computer technician to fix your problem. Microsoft Windows system restores can take quite a bit of length of time to perform. I would allow at the very least 30 minutes and close to an hour for a Microsoft Windows 10 system restore to complete.
If you for some reason you do not have a restore point available or Microsoft Windows 10 system restore fails or will not run, then you could try a “Reset This PC” instead. You need to be patient when performing Microsoft Windows system restore and or reset this PC. If the system restore seems to have frozen up, try to disconnect any and all peripheral’s that might be causing the problem.
For example, universal serial bus flash drivers, external hard drivers, and even universal serial bus keyboards. The hard drive light on your computer should be flashing at times during the Microsoft Windows 10 system restore. Hopefully, you now have sound working again after performing the system restore.
These instructions were written for a computer with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system installed. However, you can use these instructions and tips as a basis point for any computer device with other Microsoft Windows operating systems. System restore has been available since Microsoft Windows Millennium edition and available on every Microsoft operating since.