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    Default No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    Hi all,

    I just installed windows 8 release preview. But there is no sound after I installed. Can you help me?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    Read a few of the various threads in this Forum. There is still a fairly large lack of audio drivers. We are waiting for the manufacturer's of these devices. You might try installing the Win 7 drivers and see if that will work.

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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    You said "Update"......
    You understand, of course that Windows 8 is NOT an update to Win-7, , right?

    It's a BETA TEST version of a totally new Operating system that won't even be out in LEGAL form till October 26, 2012. It will also DIE on Jan 1, 2013, then you'll be forced to do something about replacing it, with a Legal OS.

    Windows 8/RP, when I installed it on my PC, picked up the AC-97 on-board sound chip, but totally ignored my Sound-Blaster-Live sound card that I have installed. Some sound drivers are included with Win-8, but not all.
    So you may have to run Win-8 without sound.

    Good Luck!
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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    You need to tell me more information. This issue is a common problem. Try these ways below:

    Method 1: Let’s run the audio playback troubleshooter and check if that helps. Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter.
    a) Press ‘Windows + W’ key on the keyboard.
    b) In the search box, type ‘Troubleshooting’ and press enter.
    c) Select ‘Hardware and Sound’ and click on ‘playing audio’ and click ‘next’ to run the troubleshooter.
    Method 2: I would also suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the sound card drivers in Windows 7 compatibility mode and check if the issue persists.
    Step 1: Follow the steps provided below to uninstall the sound card drivers.
    a) Move the mouse to bottom left corner and right-click on the ‘Start icon’.
    b) Select ‘device manager’.
    c) Expand ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ and then right-click on the sound card and select ‘Uninstall’.
    Step 2: Download and install the drivers in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
    a) Download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
    b) Right-click on the driver and click on ‘properties’.
    c) Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.
    d) Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.

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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    To install in compatibility mode, Run As Administrator and right click the installation file and select install in compatibility mode. Since you have not given any info on what audio device your PC uses this is the best we can do.

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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    Thank you, guys. but I have tried all methods, none of them works. I will search more in this forum.

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    Default Re: No sound on the computer after installing Windows Update.

    There may be no drivers available for your yet.

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