In windows 10, the device drivers and window gets updated automatically. Therefore, most of the issues are caused,when windows device drivers updates automatically. One of which is Realtek drivers, as some users havereported, when windows automatically install the Realtek drivers, then it messes with audio of the computer. Therefore, the audio system doesn’t work correctly.
In order to overcome this problem, you need to disable windows 10 from automatically installing the driver. Further follow the below steps carefully:
Method # 1: Disable Automatic Installation
Step 1: Follow the path control panel->system and security->Advanced system settings->Hardware tab. Click on the button “Device Installation Settings” and then choose the option “No (your device might not work as expected)”. After that, windows will not automatically update the device drivers.
Step 2: Simultaneously press windows+R key and then type “devmgmt” and press enter to open device manager. Click on the option “sound, video and game controller” to expand it. Right click on “Realtek HD audio device” and select the option “Disable”.
Step 3: After that, you need to right click again on “Realtek HD audio device” and then select the ‘Update’ option from the menu.
Step 4: You will be asked to select from the list of options, choose to select from a list. After doing this, a list will appear which will contain Realtek drivers and Microsoft generic drivers. Here, you need to select Microsoft drivers (High Definition Audio Device) and then press “Ok”. If you get a warning message about compatibility, simply ignore it and proceed.
Step 5: Reboot your computer. When your computer boots up again, check the “sound mixer” and you will see windows is using High definition Audio Device.
Step 6: Right click on the Speaker icon located in the taskbar. Select the “Sound” option from the menu. In sound window, click on “Playback” tab. Select the “Speakers” and click on “properties” button. After that, click on “Advanced” tab and set the “Sample rate and bit depth” value to highest.
Method # 2: Rolling Back Drivers
Step 1: Simply open the device manager by pressing windows+R key and then type “devmgmt” and press enter.
Step 2: Click on the “Sound, video and game controller” option to expand it. After that, right click on the “Realtek HD Audio Device”. Select the option “Roll Back Drivers”.
Step 3: After that, windows will not try to reinstall the driver again.
We have tried to summarize our experience in two methods, if you have any query related to this post, let us know in the comment section.
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