Windows 10 is by far Microsoft's best operating system, but it has some early glitches that the users are not happy about. After the widely-mocked "Something happened" error, Windows 10 users are now reporting sound issues on their PCs after an upgrade. Early adopters of Windows 10 have taken to social networking sites and Windows' blog to report the "No sound on Windows 10" issue. Here's a quick workaround to fix the problem instantly.
As it appears, the "no sound" issue in Windows 10 is caused due to an unintended change in the sound settings. Luckily, those who are experiencing the problem won't have to wait for Microsoft to rollout out a software update to fix the issue. In fact, Bidness ETC put down a few simple steps that can bring the sound back on your Windows 10-powered machine.
Even though you are not familiar with troubleshooting problems on your own, fixing the sound play issue requires basic knowledge of computing. Below are the steps to be performed in case you are a victim of "No Sound on Windows 10" issue:
Step 1: Right-click on the sound icon at the bottom right hand corner in the taskbar and select Playback Devices.
Step 2: Under the Playback tab, double-click on Speakers, which is selected by default or single-click on Speakers and click on Properties at the bottom.
Step 3: Go to Advanced tab under Speakers Properties and change bit rate to either 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz, depending on the device.
Step 4: Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes and check for sound play on your device.
For most users, this workaround must resolve the sound problem. In case you continue to face issues with sound play, try the steps below to ensure sound is working on your upgraded PC.
Step 1: Launch Device Manager. (Start > Search for "Device Manager" and click to open or follow Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager under Devices and Printers).
Step 2: Expand Sound and Audio devices.
Step 3: Right-click on Realtek High Definition Audio and uninstall.
Step 4: After uninstalling, a pop-up will ask you to restart your computer. Restart your computer, which will automatically reinstall the necessary sound drivers, or you can right-click on Sound and Audio devices and select Scan for Hardware Changes to reinstall sound drivers.
These steps can retrieve the sound configuration to normal and fix the "No Sound on Windows 10" issue.
[Source: Bidness ETC]