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 a Microsoft Windows ten update was installed.
This is actually quite a common problem with Microsoft Windows operating systems. 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 ten operating system installed. You can perform a Microsoft Windows system restore to try to fix this problem. You will want to restore your Microsoft Windows operating system based computer back to before you had this no sound problem.
This individual did not know how to perform a Microsoft Windows ten operating system restore. Here are the instructions for you to perform a Microsoft Windows ten operating system restore. You can click on the Microsoft Windows ten start menu icon in the lower left corner.
You can select “Search” and type in “System Restore”. Now click on “Create a restore point”. A “System properties” window will open up.
You should be in the “System protection” tab of that window. Then click on “System Restore”. Another “System Restore” window will open up.
You can click on “Next”. In the next window you will be able to select your restore point. Also, you can place a check in the “Show more restore points” box if that is an available option.
What you want to choose here is a date and time before you were having your current no sound problem. You can 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 ten operating system update is nothing new.
I am sure in the future this Microsoft Windows ten operating system will be plagued with Windows update problems. When in doubt, you can always try to fix your no sound issue, by performing a Microsoft Windows ten operating system restore. Once you click on “Finish”, you never want to try to cancel the system restore.
Also, Microsoft Windows operating system restore will require Microsoft Windows ten to reboot. You should never never never attempt to interrupt a Microsoft Windows ten system restore. If you do by powering off your computer, rebooting your computer, etc. you could potentially cause Microsoft Windows ten 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 operating system restores can take quite a bit of length of time to perform. I would allow at the very least thirty minutes and close to an hour for a Microsoft Windows ten system restore to complete.
If you for some reason you do not have a restore point available or Microsoft Windows ten system restore fails or will not run, then you could try a “Reset This PC” instead. You need to be patient when performing a Microsoft Windows system restore and or reset this personal computer. If the Microsoft Windows operating system restore seems to have frozen up, you can try to disconnect any and all peripheral’s that might be causing that problem.
For example, universal serial bus flash drives, external hard drives, and even universal serial bus keyboards. The hard drive light on your computer should be flashing at times during the Microsoft Windows ten operating system restore. Hopefully, you now have sound working again after performing the system restore.
These instructions were written for a computer with Microsoft Windows ten 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.
Troubleshooting no Sound Issues After a Microsoft Windows ten Update
Updating your computer operating system is crucial as it ensures your computer stays secure and benefits from the latest features and improvements. However, occasionally, updating your personal computer can lead to not foreseen issues, such as the frustrating problem of sound disappearing after a Microsoft Windows ten operating system update. If you are currently facing this audio malfunction, worry no longer!
This blog post will guide you through some effective troubleshooting steps to bring back sound to your Microsoft Windows ten operating system.
Check Volume and Mute Settings:
You can start by ensuring that the volume is turned up and not muted. It may seem obvious, but it is worth considering as a simple oversight can easily happen, especially after an update.
Restart Your Computer:
A quick Microsoft Windows ten operating system restart can resolve myriad issues, including sound problems. Restarting your computer can reset certain settings, allowing your sound to function normally again.
Update Audio Drivers:
Outdated or incompatible audio drivers can lead to sound problems on your Microsoft Windows ten operating system based computer. In order to update them, you can visit the manufacturer's website, locate the appropriate drivers for your sound card or motherboard, and download/install them. Alternatively, you can also use the Microsoft Windows operating system "Device Manager" utility to update those drivers automatically.
Run the Audio Troubleshooter:
Microsoft Windows ten operating system has a built-in audio troubleshooter that can help identify and fix common sound issues. To access it, browse to "Settings". Then choose "Update & Security".
Now you can select "Troubleshoot". Finally, you can choose "Playing Audio" and follow the on-screen instructions to diagnose and potentially repair that problem.
Disable Audio Enhancements:
Some third-party audio enhancements or settings conflicts may interfere with the audio playback. In order to disable audio enhancements, you can right-click on the volume icon in the taskbar. Now you will want to select "Sounds".
Then browse to the "Playback" tab. You can double-click on your default audio device. In the properties window, click on the "Enhancements" tab.
You will want to place a check into the box labeled "Disable all enhancements".
Verify Default Playback Device:
Occasionally, a Microsoft Windows operating system update may reset your default playback device. In order to rectify this, you can right-click on the volume icon in the taskbar. Then you will want to select "Sounds". Now you can browse to the "Playback" tab.
That will ensure your desired audio device is set as the default. If not, you can right-click on the correct device and then choose "Set as Default Device".
Microsoft Windows ten System Restore:
If none of the above steps have yielded positive results, you may need to revert your Microsoft Windows ten operating system to a previous state before the update. By using Microsoft Windows operating system restore, you can roll back your computer's settings and configurations to a time when the audio was working correctly. Remember, this should be the last resort, as it undoes other system changes made after the restore point.
Experiencing no sound after a Microsoft Windows ten operating system update can be frustrating, but rest assured, the problem is often easily rectifiable. By following the troubleshooting steps mentioned above, you should be able to resolve the issue and regain your computer's audio functionality. If the problem persists or seems complex, engaging with professional technical support may be a wise next step.
How to Fix no Sound After Microsoft Windows 10 Update Video Transcript
this is Aaron with anetcomputers.com
with video for you today where where do
you want to go today well how about no
sound after Microsoft Windows 10 update
so this video deals with how to fix no
sound after a Microsoft Windows 10
update you know what I'm saying this one
I fixed actually with system restore but
let's read Verbatim what this
client claimed I downloaded a Windows
update and lost my sound and need it
back remember Microsoft's slogan back in
the day was where do you want to go
today well how about a blue screen well
how about no
sound now they were using a Microsoft
based operating system
computer what fixed this problem was a
Microsoft Windows system restore you
will want to restore your Microsoft
Windows 10 operating system back to
before you had this problem of no
sound and this individual actually did
not perform know how to perform a
Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
now here are the instructions the first
thing you want to do is click on the
Microsoft Windows 10 start menu icon in
the lower leftand corner then you're
going to want to select search and then
in that search box you want to typee in
system restore then you want to click on
create a restore point a system
properties window will open up and then
you should be taken to the system
protection tab of that window then
you're going to want to click on system
restore and then another system restore
window will open
up in that window you can click on
next and then in the window window after
that the next window you will be able to
choose your restore point if this option
is available you can place a check box
in the show more restore points if
that's available sometimes that's not
available that's because you don't have
enough restore points you so here is
very important you want to choose a date
and time before you had this problem
before you installed this Microsoft
Windows 10 update that destroyed your
sound capabilities you know what I'm
saying cuz that's just how Microsoft
rolls where do you want to go today oh
let's see today how about a quagar okay
you just use Microsoft Windows operating
systems and you'll get your quagar I
mean I digress back to this video
report so you just want to choose a
restore point back to before you had
this problem if you remember when it was
you know what I'm saying then you would
click next now in order to finally start
system restore you would click on
finish your computer will have to reboot
in order to restore back to that point
time and then this is nothing new this
is just historic all you have to do is
perform internet search
for for this problem and you'll see what
I don't know thousands of blog posts I
don't know whatever whatever the numbers
are okay then once you click finish
remember now here are some additional
tips once you click that finish button
you never ever want to try to cancel the
system restore you can't you really
can't but well that's you know not true
that's like a paradox or I don't know
technically you could you could shut off
the computer you could restart don't
ever do that once a Microsoft Windows
operating system system restore kicks
off do not touch your computer until
rebooting don't touch it if you power it
off if you
reboot if you disconnect the power cable
you may have caused massive Quagmire
meaning Microsoft Windows 10 may not
boot properly you know what I'm
saying I just go into more details about
okay now here's some additional tips if
you do not have a restore point
available or now believe it oh yes oh
yes yes yes so you so Microsoft caused
the quagar with her Windows 10 update
well then you try to kick off a system
restore oh and then that fails
too this is an additional
tip you could try a reset this PC
instead I'm not going to give you the
exact instructions for a reset this PC
you just perform an internet search and
you'll find it a reset this PC is a
little bit different caveat
mtor you know what I'm saying it is not
like a system restore there are two
options one option allows you to save
your programs and your
data a second option is basically a
reset this PC meaning it resets it back
to what there's a there's a certain
specific succinctly piece of information
it resets it back not necessarily to
factory but I think the last major like
upgrade you know what I'm saying yes
however it does not save your personal
files and it does not save your programs
so there's two options with reset this
PC it is similar to a system restore but
same now this individual boed at that
one you know what I
mean again with the reset this PC same
rules apply I think a reset to PC
requires multiple boots restarts don't
mess around with your computer just
leave it alone a system restore I would
give it at least a half an hour an hour
maybe longer depend just there's
different variables same thing with the
reset this PC it can take a
while what other tips did I include
oh sometimes the Microsoft Windows
system restore will freeze
up and then what you can try to do is
disconnect here's a bonus possible gold
tip when whenever you are let's say
maybe even installing an operating
system update or especially a system
restore or a reset this PC
disconnect peripherals that you do not
need printer I'm not making this up
printers I don't know about a mouse a
Mouse if it has an onboard Mouse yeah
you could disconnect it the UN a
external hard drive a universal cobus
drive you know what I'm saying flash
drives Universal cobus flash drives yes
computers are not perfect operating
systems are not perfect they can be very
flaky I ran into a few problems with
clients where what I what I I
troubleshooted is that there was some
peripheral device connected and it
actually caused the system restore to
fail or freeze up or you know what I'm
saying so if you're having problems
starting the system restore or it fails
try that disconnect anything that you do
not need and you I don't know about a
mouse and keyboard but hey you never
know but especially certain peripherals
you know what I'm
saying my 8 minutes is up vomos let's go
let's roll out of here you know what I'm
saying that's enough that's that's
enough information for you so that was
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