How do I Install an Audio Device on Windows 10?

Hello, Please let me know how do I install an audio device on Windows 10? I tried many times but failed. So Can anyone have any idea? Help me.

Tom Bruce 1   Ans 5 months ago
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Install an Audio Device on Windows 10

Buy a new computer and you found that there is no sound in it. Such a situation is so frustrating. This happens mainly when the audio device is not installed in your system.

In this article, I am going to explain to you that how can you install an audio device on Windows 10. This article will also include the reason for error “No audio output device installed”

Let’s begin this article with some of the reasons behind the need to install audio device Windows 10.

The Reason Behind Error No Audio Output Device is Installed

  1. Outdated audio device
  2. Corrupt audio device
  3. The audio device is broken
  4. Missing sound drivers

Now let’s discuss some approaches with the help of which you can set up the sound device on your computer easily.

Methods to Install an Audio Device on Windows 10

Method 1:- Audio Device Driver is Automatically Updated

This is one of the best and easy methods to resolve the audio driver problem. For this, you only need to download driver support.

The driver support tool will scan your computer and will analyze the driver’s problem. The best part of this is that it is independent of the operating system.

Method 2:- Uninstall or Reinstall the Device Driver on Windows 10 Manually

The benefit of choosing the manual method to install an audio device on Windows 10 manually is that it doesn't require any technical expertise to resolve the issue. With the help of this method, novice users can also install device drivers.

The Following are the Steps to Install Audio Device for Windows 10 Manually

Step1) Go to windows and navigate to device manager.

Step2) Scroll and click on the categories. Choose the audio device and click on uninstall”. This will uninstall the audio device from your system.

Step 3 ) Restart your computer. Windows will automatically reinstall the audio driver. It will install the latest version and hence your problem will be resolved.

Method 3:- Reinstall the Device

Following are the steps for this approach:

Step 1) Hit on the “Windows logo key”, present on your keyboard.

Step 2) From the list find the sound, video, game controller category.

If You Don’t Find any Such Category in the List then Follow the Below-Given Approach

  • Open the  “Action Menu” and hit on the “Add legacy hardware” option.

  • Hit on the “Next” button and start the “Add hardware wizard”.

  • Tick on the option “Search for and install hardware automatically”.

  • Hit on the “Next” button.

  • From the list of hardware types select sound, video, game controller and hit on the “Next” button.

  • Choose the model and manufacturer of your sound card. Hit on the “Next” button.

  • Finally click on “Next”, and then on the “Finish” button. Hence your audio device will be installed.

Method 4:- Re-Enable the Device

Following are the steps for this method:

Step 1) Go to the “Start” menu. Click on “Device Manager” and select system devices.

Step 2) Locate the “Intel SST” device.

Step 3) Right-click on the screen. The pop-up menu will appear, from this select “ Update driver” option.

Step 4) For driver software select “Browse my computer”. Select high definition audio.

Step 5) Hit on “Next”.

Step 6) Intel SST device will vanish and audio will be back.

Method 5:- Try Different Audio Format

Step 1) Go to the taskbar and search the control panel.

Step 2) From the control panel chooses “hardware and sound”. After that click on “Sound”.

Step 3) Open the “Playback” tab. Click on “Default device”. Choose the option “Settings”.

Step 4) Go to the “Advanced” tab. Change the setting from the default format. Hit on the “OK” button.


In this article, I have briefly explained some of the best techniques with the help of which you can install an audio device on Windows 10. I hope these approaches will be helpful to you. 

Steve 12 December 2022