Microsoft recently released cumulative update KB4579311, Windows 10 Build 19041.572 to Devices running May 2020 update version 2004. And as per the company, the latest windows 10 cumulative update KB4579311 That addresses problems with Windows 10 group policy, which cause it to delete critical files if the policy “Delete local user profile” was enabled. Fixed an issue that created a Null port and more. But a number of users report KB4579311 update ruined the windows setting, getting different problems, especially a number of users report on Microsoft forum “Windows 10 no sound AGAIN after May 2021 update”
Windows 10 sound not working
As users mention: after installing the May 2021 update I have no sound from my speakers. tried to troubleshoot and update drivers but still no audio sound from my Laptop.
Fix No audio sound on Windows 10 Laptop
There are various reasons that can cause “Windows 10 no sound” some of the very commonly reported reasons are incorrect settings, broken or obsolete drivers, or some hardware issues. Whatever the reason, here some solutions you may apply to get back windows 10 sound working.
First Check your speaker and headphone connections for loose cables or the wrong jack. New PCs these days are equipped with 3 or more jacks including.
- microphone jack
- line-in jack
- line-out jack.
These jacks connect to a sound processor. So make sure your speakers are plugged into the line-out jack. If unsure which is the right jack, try plugging speakers into each of the jacks and see it produces any sound.
Make sure windows audio and dependency services are running
After checking the physical connection, Press Windows + R and type services.msc in the Run dialog box, hit the Enter key to open Services snap-in.
In the Services window, make sure that the following services have Running Status and their Startup Type is set to Automatic.
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Plug and Play
Multimedia Class Scheduler
If you find any of these services don’t have Running Status and their Startup Type is not set to Automatic, then double click the service and set this in the service’s property sheet. Check after performing these steps, is audio started working or not. Also, check this post If you find the Microphone not working after install windows 10 version 20H2.
Run windows Audio Troubleshooter
Also, Run the windows audio troubleshooter from settings -> update & security -> troubleshooting -> click on playing audio and run the troubleshooter as shown image below. And follow on Screen instructions To complete the troubleshooting process. This will check for audio problems if found anything fixes itself.
Check the status of Speakers
If due To any Reason you have disabled the audio device, then you might not see it under the list of playback devices. Or especially if the problem started after the recent windows 10 upgrade there is a chance due to an incompatibility issue or bed driver windows automatically Disable the audio device, then you might not see it under the list of playback devices.
To, do this Type Sound on Open Start, select it from the list of results, then on the Playback tab. Here Under the Playback tab, right-click on the empty area and make sure “Show Disabled Devices” has a checkmark on it. If headphones/Speakers are disabled, it will now show up in the list. And Right-click on the device and Enable it Click OK. and also select “Set Default”. Check if it helps.
Installing Default Sound Drivers
Windows 10 might have lost or corrupted your audio driver during the update. You will have to reinstall the driver to make it works. If you happen to have an audio driver CD, use it instead. If you don’t, here to update your audio driver.
Right-click on the Start menu and select Device manager to open it.
Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
Right-click your audio device and then select Update driver.
Select update automatically to allow Windows to automatically find and install the correct audio driver for your device.
If it can’t find a suitable driver, you will need to manually install the driver by selecting it based on its model (Usually we will install the Realtek High Definition Audio). Click on Browse my computer for driver software, then select Let me pick from a list of an available driver on my computer. Select Realtek High Definition Audio and follow on-screen instructions. after that restart windows and check Audio/sound started on your laptop.
If still having the issue, Visit the device manufacturer website, look for the latest available audio driver for your (Laptop, Desktop) Download and save the driver on your local system. After that open device manager -> Expand Sound, video and game controllers. Right-click on the installed audio driver select uninstall. Restart windows and install the latest driver previously download from the manufacturer’s website.
Did these solutions help to fix the “Windows 10 Audio, no sound” problem? Let us which option worked for you,