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    Windows 10 Blues

    I have Windows 10 on my laptop. I am one of the not inconsiderable number of people who can not get sound after 1 to 4 minutes. This started when I updated to Windows 10. I am neither Geek nor idiot re: computers. If anyone had this problem and was able to correct it, please let me know. The Help Desks did not help

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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Need brand and model of the laptop to help.
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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    I'd switch back to Win 7 or 8 if I were you. Win 10 sucks to high heaven.

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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I'd switch back to Win 7 or 8 if I were you. Win 10 sucks to high heaven.
    Everything post Windows 7 has sucked. Microsoft had the brilliant idea of taking something that worked well, did what people wanted, and was actually liked, and changing it so that none of those where true any longer.
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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Need brand and model of the laptop to help.
    It is a Toshiba Satellite L755. Yes, I know it is getting old, but except for this one issue, it works fine.

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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverside View Post
    It is a Toshiba Satellite L755. Yes, I know it is getting old, but except for this one issue, it works fine.
    Did you UPGRADE or do a clean install of Windows 10?

    And a stupid question, but have you tried to put headphones on the machine? Or use external speakers?

    It is no doubt a driver issue and not a Windows 10 issue per say. And for the record, from what I can gather, this model of machines has been plagued by sound problems going back to the start.. under Windows 7. It has to do with the Conexant audio chip and drivers that are in these machines.

    Now there are several versions of the L755, but hopefully they all use the same audio chip. But try this..

    Conexiant audio device

    Follow these steps to update drivers and have sound Activated

    Log into computer as Administrator (Most likely are already)

    Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager. (Or go into Control Panel.. Windows key + Cont and it should pop up in the search. Or write Device Man and the Device Manager should pop up)

    Search for Sound Video and Game Controllers and expand it.

    Right click on the sound card driver and select Update device software.

    “Select Browse my computer for driver software” and move to next

    Choose “let me pickup from a list of device drivers on my computer”

    In the next screen enable check box - show compatible hardware.

    Choose from the list “High Definition Audio Device” and click finish.

    Restart the computer and notice sound is active.

    Notice High definition Audio Device driver is provided by MICROSOFT.
    Hopefully this works, else we have to install specific drivers. The thing is, the default Microsoft drivers should be working, but for some reason they are not.
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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I'd switch back to Win 7 or 8 if I were you. Win 10 sucks to high heaven.
    No doubt... I #resisted that "free" crap. Win 7 for life, yo...hehe...
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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Thanks for your suggestions. I think I will buy some earphones; I live alone and do not have any.

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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    The earphone solution worked. It still took a bit of doing on my part If anyone else goes through this, remember you must set the earphones as the default sound source.

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    Re: Windows 10 Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Everything post Windows 7 has sucked. Microsoft had the brilliant idea of taking something that worked well, did what people wanted, and was actually liked, and changing it so that none of those where true any longer.
    They wanted to get in on the datamining cash cow, and they needed a fundamentally changed platform to do that on.
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