The Windows 10 Creators Update recently launched for all operating system compatible devices, with more than 400-million qualifying. Now, if you’re one of those who jumped on the chance to add new features to your computing experience. It’s possible you got something that wasn’t expected. In the form of an audio problem. Fortunately, such a problem is easy to fix, here’s how to.

How To Fix Windows 10 Creators Update Audio Problems
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Windows 10 Creators Update

As for what this issue is, over on the WindowsCentral forums, users have complained about their audio sounding odd. Apparently, where there was once crisp treble and punchy bass, now there is but a whimper. Meaning that the Creators Update for Windows 10 has done away with it, probably some kind of software error. Additionally, this issue only becomes apparent once a computer is restarted, and a lackluster Windows welcome is experienced.

Moving on to a reason for these audio problems it’s common for such a large update to cause some issues. However, at the time of writing this, no official reason is forthcoming from Microsoft. As for a fix, there are two approaches, and you can, one after the other. However, we’re making no promises that they will work. Yes, they have solved the problem for others, although, as you know Windows 10 PC’s can be a little quirky due to their customizable nature.

How To Fix Windows 10 Creators Update Audio Problems

This first fix assumes that your hearing what can be described as muted audio, it seems somehow distant and tiny? If that’s a reasonable explanation of your audio problem then reinstalling the Beats app is a solution. It appears for some the Creators Update uninstalled it, which resulted in the poor audio problem.

Did the above work? If not, you may need to take more drastic steps..

It’s possible that your problem relates to Dolby Digital 5.1 and the Realtek High Definition Audio driver. If that is so, unfortunately, at this moment in time, there’s no fix. Your only course of action to resolve the Windows 10 Creators Update audio problem, is to uninstall the update. This will repair the issue and enable you to go on as normal and wait for a solution.

How To Uninstall Windows 10 Creators Update

As with all tutorials, if you are not familiar with the Windows 10 interface, please read each step individually. Followed by acting upon it and then moving on. This approach has been proven to minimize the chance of anything going wrong.

1.To begin, go to Settings >> Update & Security.

2. Next look for and select Recovery, followed by selecting the Get Started Button which can be found under Go Back To A Previous Version Of Windows 10. Once selected, choose why you are rolling back and slect Next.

3. Moving on, select No Thanks followed by Next and then Next again.

4. Finally, select Go Back To An Earlier Build. Doing so will start the process of rolling back to the previous version of Windows 10. And you should find that the audio problems have been resolved, maybe not in the way you would have liked. But, at least it’s working as it should.