Windows Ten is preventing my speakers from working

  hollyewing 13:33 29 Oct 2015

After downloading W10 onto my new PC the speakers stopped working, how do I put this right??

  wee eddie 13:52 29 Oct 2015

Download the latest Drivers.

Of course you may be in the position that I am. My MOBO/Chip are so old the there are not Drivers available for W7! (Vista are the most up-to-date

So I bought a USB Sound Dongle, for less than a £5'er including postage. Of course it's not as good as my HiFi, but neither was the PC before, when it ran WXP.

  rdave13 16:13 29 Oct 2015

Open Device Manager and expand Sound, video and game controllers. Right click your audio controller (if you have two showing start with the top one) select Update driver software... and in the pop-up select 'Browse my computer for driver software'. Select 'Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer', the resulting pop-up will show a list. The one with the blue tinted certificate icon is the one currently used and doesn't work. Start from the bottom if you have a list and click on it, then select the next tab. You might get an error warning that the device won't work if you install that driver. Just carry on installing. The sound icon might also show the red diagonal line. Reboot and let the driver install for a few seconds then try the volume slider on the speaker icon in the notification area. Repeat this untill you find one that works. If none work return to the original driver and keep checking windows update.

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