This is one of those tech tidbits I like to post as a PSA for our readers. The computers in my household all had a pretty major Windows 10 update today. Several annoying new Windowsy things were added like changing the default PDF reader to Edge (WTF, who wants that?) and adding new apps no one wants. What floored me, however, was when my sound wasn’t working.
Here’s how I fixed it:
Step 1: Right Click Sound Icon > Playback Devices
Step 2: Right Click Your Default Sound Device > Properties
Step 3: Advanced Tab > Raise or Lower Bitrate. Click Test.
You should have heard some audio come through, almost like it caught up to where it should have been. Go ahead and set your bitrate back to where you like it. I have mine on the default CD quality. Why this fix is necessary? I have no idea. That’s Windows for you.