How to Reinstall Audio Drivers in Windows 11

Fix audio device not working after updating to Windows 11

Prerequisites: None

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 15 minutes 

Expected Outcome: Have working speakers after updating to Windows 11

Tools Required: Windows 11 Computer and Working Speakers

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  1. Press Windows + S to launch the Search menu.
  2. Enter Device Manager in the text field at the top, and click on the relevant search result that appears.Launch Device Manager to reinstall audio drivers in windows 11
  3. Now, double-click on the Sound, video and game controllers entry to view the devices under it.Sound, video, and game controllers
  4. Right-click on the audio device, and select Uninstall device from the context menu.Uninstall device to reinstall the audio driver in windows 11
  5. Tick the checkbox for Attempt to remove the driver for this device, and click on Uninstall.Uninstall audio device
  6. After uninstalling the driver, restart the computer.
  7. Windows will now look for the best available driver for the audio device and automatically install it.