Fix Windows 10 Creators Update Audio / Sound Issue After Upgrade, Here’s How

Upgraded your PC to Windows 10 Creators Update? Having sound or audio issues now after upgrade? Here’s how to fix the problem.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for those who want to download it sooner than Microsoft’s automated update system will do so and we told you exactly how to go about doing that already, but we have unfortunately heard some grumblings of discontent. The issue appears to be related to the possibility of users installing the update and restarting only to find that they are greeted by audio that doesn’t quite sound right.

It is not unusual for a large update to an operating system to cause some strange behavior in a percentage of systems, and it appears that this is one such situations. Thankfully there does appear to be a simple explanation and, more importantly, a simple fix.

As one user pointed it out in an email to us, he rebooted his machine to find that the audio sounded tiny and muted compared to earlier today before the Windows 10 Creators Update.

If that sounds familiar to you, then know that you are not alone. As the reader himself found out though, a fix is as simple as carrying out a driver update. In this particular instance the Windows 10 Creators Update upgrade process appeared to have removed the Beats app that handles audio output, making the sound sound somewhat odd. A reinstallation of the Beats software restored this user’s audio to its former glory.

While the vast majority of users are unlikely to have any issues, this instance does suggest that if any audio oddities are observed after the update process has completed and a restart has occurred, it may be worth checking that any third-party audio software is installed and functioning correctly. If that is not the case, then we suggest a reinstall will rectify any problems.

After all, this wouldn’t be Windows if reinstalling something wasn’t necessary to make everything work as expected, would it?

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