Microsoft recently released cumulative update KB4458469, Windows 10 Build 17134.286 to Devices running April 2018 update version1803. And as per the company, the latest windows 10 cumulative update KB4458469 That addresses problems with Windows 10 search, Microsoft Edge, spell checker in a multi-monitor setup, mouse & keyboard, login, Task Scheduler, and a lot more. But a number of users report KB4458469 update ruined the windows setting, getting different problems, especially a number of users report on Microsoft forum “Windows 10 no sound AGAIN after September 2018 (KB4458469) update (OS build 17134.319)”

Windows 10 sound not working

As users mention: after installing the August 2018 update I have no sound from my speakers. tried to troubleshoot and update drivers but still no audio sound from my Laptop, I am running windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803 Please help!!!!

Fix No audio sound on Windows 10 Laptop

There are a various reason 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 following services have Running Status and their Startup Type is set to Automatic.

Windows Audio
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Plug and Play
Multimedia Class Scheduler

windows audio service
windows audio service

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 service’s property sheet. Check after performing these steps, is audio started working or not. Also, check this post If you find Microphone not working after install windows 10 version 1803.

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 instruction To complete the troubleshooting process. This will check for audio problems if found anything fixes itself.

Windows 10 Audio Troubleshooter
Windows 10 Audio Troubleshooter

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 recent windows 10 upgrade there is chance due to 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 Playback tab, right click on the empty area and make sure “Show Disabled Devices” has a check mark 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.

show disabled devices
show disabled devices

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 start menu and select Device manager to open it.

Expand Sound, video and game controllers.

update audio driver
update audio driver

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.

update audio driver
update audio driver

If it can’t find a suitable driver, you will need 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.

install realtek audio driver
install realtek audio driver

If still having the issue, Visit 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 installed audio driver select uninstall. Restart windows and install the latest driver previously download from the manufacturer website.

Did these solutions help to fix “Windows 10 Audio, no sound” problem? Let us which option worked for you, Also Read Rollback or uninstall windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803.