Sometimes after you update to Windows 10, you discover that your computer has stopped playing sounds. That doesn’t mean you did anything wrong, it generally just indicates that it’s time for you to update your Realtek High Definition Audio Driver as well. Here is how to fix this in two easy steps. Yes, just two steps. It’s that easy!
Step 1: Confirm the driver is at fault
Before you dive into fixing and updating your Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, you need to confirm that it’s its fault first. In order to do this, press the Windows key and R at the same time to open the Run command center. In the designated box, type in devmgmt.msc and click ‘OK’. This will open your computer’s Device Manager. Look for Sound, video and game controllers and expand it. You will see the Realtek High Definition Audio category. A yellow mark next to it indicates that there is a problem and it needs to be updated.
Step 2: Update your driver
Now that you know that you need to update your Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, please note that there are two ways to do it: manually and automatically. We recommend you do it automatically because it’s quicker and easier. All you need to do is provide a few mouse clicks inside the wizard and that’s it. The manual way requires that you have quite a few computer skills, and if you did, then you most likely wouldn’t read how to articles online.
The automatic way is done with Driver Easy, the best driver update tool out there. Just download and install it and let it do all the hard work of updating Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for you.