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Why don't I have sound on my laptop after updating to Windows 10?

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Sound on my laptop does not after updating to Windows 10.

Yesterday I updated my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10. All seems to be working swimmingly apart from the sound, which doesn't work at all. I checked the drivers and it says that they've been updated yesterday along with the OS change. Oh, I use Dell Vostro V131 laptop.
Thank you so much for help.

Bud Curtis

New member
Aug 5, 2015
Me neither! And I'm on a Surface Pro 3. No sound! I'm looking for a driver or something but nobody else seems to be having an issue? Please let us know if anyone finds anything. Thank you.


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Feb 4, 2015
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Right click on the volume icon on the far right of the taskbar and select "Playback devices".
Select your speaker/headphones and select "Properties"
From there change the sound to 16 bit audio. I had something similar happen to me on an earlier build and this was the fix I needed.


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May 20, 2015
Re: Sound on my laptop does not after updating to Windows 10.

What fixed the problem for me was adding a tick to the disable enhancements box under the speaker properties.