Fix Windows 10 HDMI Sound Not Working – 30 Different Solutions


Connecting Windows 10 PC to HDMI TV? You have video but no audio!

You pull the plug, reconnect, reinstall drivers etc and experiment with different solutions! Also you may have, one of these sound cards – RealTek, NVIDIA, VIA, Conextant etc for better sound quality?

Hearing audio through PC speakers, but still HDMI sound not working on TV connected through Windows 10? Is your HDMI device not showing in sound playback devices in Device Manager?

Is Hyper-V installed on your system? Are you connected to multiple monitors? Are your desktop/laptop speakers and TV speakers enabled simultaneously at the same time?

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Like this, blah blah, there are different problems related to Windows 10 hdmi audio !!!

General Fix for Windows 10 HDMI Audio Stopped Working

The first solution is to check whether the manufacturers of the external device has proper drivers for Windows 10. For this you need to open the “Device Manager”. Then you need to left-click the sound device which is having the problem. Then you need to right click that device and left click the option “Update driver software”. This solves most of the problems.

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The most common reason is that HDMI is not showing up in playback devices in Windows 10.

Unless you find the right solution based on your cause, the same fix will not work, even though the problem is the same.

It’s like fever. You need to find whether it is due to malaria, typhoid, pneumonia etc and then only the right medicine can be given.

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Ah! Nothing to worry. This post is going to show you 30 different solutions for HDMI audio not working in Windows 10. These are not hypothetical fixes to make your troubles into worry.

I have researched various websites and forums for this kind of problem, to make a compilation of solutions. These were either marked as solved by users or have been proposed as fixes on branded websites.

So I don’t take credit for these solutions, but for the hardwork to summarize them into one article.

Let’s now dwell deep into solving your problem.

The Best Fix for Windows 10 HDMI Audio Problem in 2017

In 2017, you may find some relief that this problem has a more easy fix. Follow these steps.

  1. Open the Device Manager in Windows 10.
  2. Navigate to Sound, video and game controllers.
  3. Now connect your PC to TV using HDMI connection.
  4. This will show some “HDMI Audio” related driver under the above section.
  5. Now right-click that item and UNINSTALL it.
  6. Now right-click Sound, video and game controllers and select “Scan for hardware changes“.
  7. This will install a typical driver which is something like this – “Device with HDMI AUDIO OUTPUT SUPPORT“.
  8. Now your Windows 10 HDMI audio problem should be resolved.

Note: Sometimes the HDMI audio driver already present may work properly. Then you just have to select it and make it the default sound playing device.

 Audio Driver item in Playlist in Windows 10

 

Windows 10 HDMI Audio Not Working – Latest Solutions in 2018, 2017 and 2016

For the last 6 months, there are a quite good number of solutions from Microsoft and other forums to this problem of sound not going through HDMI in Windows 10. Many users have spent hours to months to solve these issues.

But I have listed the recent solutions which worked for many.

Make sure your HDMI device is not showing in hidden devices in Device Manager. Otherwise, just enable that option in Device Manager and you can see your Display Device under disabled and hidden options.

Also during updates, Microsoft will try to install its new drivers for its integrated graphic devices. This can cause hindrance, if proper sequence is not followed during installation.

Also some people might have multiple graphic drivers like AMD, NVIDIA, RealTek or multiple monitors.

For all the above kind of issues, the summary of solutions proposed by different users in various forums are mentioned here.

Fix #30

The second solution is to verify whether the audio on the playback device is activated in your Windows 10 “Sound” properties. For this you need to go to “Control Panel” by following many of the different alternative methods. Under Hardware and Sound > Manage audio devices > Sound, you need select the “Playback’ tab. Then you need to left-click the “Digital Output Device (HDMI)” feature. This makes the device as the default option for audio in Windows 10. Now try to reboot the device. This should also fix many of the problems related to audio.

set playback audio default to HDMI device

Fix #29

The third solution is to verify if both the computer and TV are having HDMI functionality. This happens if your hardware is outdated. Then there is no alternative then directly connect your computer to external sound device like “Speakers” using HDMI cable. You will see the video on your TV but audio comes from external sound devices.

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The most common reason is that HDMI is not showing up in playback devices in Windows 10.

Fix #28

Some HDMI devices comes with different ports like HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3 etc. So after connecting your computer to your HDMI TV, make a note of the port you connected. Then using your TV remote, properly select the right port. Then try the second fix, by enabling the HDMI audio playback in Windows 10 sound properties. After this try to restart your Windows 10 PC. This can be a solution to modern devices with many ports.

Fix #27

HP users also faced problem with Windows 10 audio not working. For example, a user with HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC running on Win 10 Technical Preview connected to HDMI TV. The HDMI audio output is not shown in sound playback devices, but video is playing. There was an error message in the device manager.

"This device cannot start. (Code 10)
{Operation Failed}
The requested operation was unsuccessful."

One user in April 2015, solved this problem by downloading the Intel driver update utility and installing the latest drivers. They seem to have native support for Win 10.

Source:  hp.com

Fix #26

If you are using a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet having Windows 10 connected to HDMI TV, the mouse pointer may become erratic. Though this has nothing to do with audio problems, but this could have impact on sound properties also. There are scaling problems on the second display and screen rendering problems. So better wait for the final version before testing the TP version with Surface Pro and HDMI devices.

More Related: [Solved] Windows 10 Monitor Problems – Some Fixes

Fix #25

AMD card owners can have different problems. The Catalyst Control Centre may not work for 10. If you have overscan/underscan issues, then you can try this registry fix, available here.

Reference: http://linustechtips.com

Fix #24

Audio Front Panel on your computer may stop working, sometimes. Though this seem to work in Windows 7 or 8.1, it has problems in Win 10. This problem can also be with Realtek drivers, if you are using them. This seems to be a problem with the build 10041. You can try uninstalling the audio drivers, re-start your PC and re-install your audio drivers. But with the initial build of TP, there seems to be no problem.

Forum answer for windows 10 hdmi audio not working

Fix #23

Another user starting using Intel Stick PC that came with 8.1. He then had sound problems with his HDMI device. It worked on the previous OS, but is not working with 10, after restoring all the drivers from 8.1. For this, you can try installing drivers in 8.1 compatibility mode.

Ref: http://forums.windowscentral.com

Fix #22

The HP Omni 10 tablet can have some audio problems if connected to a HDMI device in Win 10. In this device, the HDMI audio is controlled by the “Intel Graphics Driver” also called the “Bay Trail” driver. So if you install the latest Graphics driver like version 10.18.10.3348, you can have your audio problems fixed. It is found that audio driver has nothing to do with sound over HDMI, it’s taken care of by the video driver. If your audio is too low, you can have the Realtek I2S Audio driver (version 6.2.9600.4075) installed.

So sometimes updating the latest graphics, video drivers can also clear your audio problems.

Ref: http://h30434.www3.hp.com

Fix #21

You are using HDMI TV and Windows 10 laptop with Realtek HD Audio. But you cannot hear sound through TV – ELD/PDP/LCD/OLED etc. Then the fault is not with the output device, but with Windows 10 driver utility. You can fix this issue like this –

  1. Go to Device manager – > Sound, video and game controllers – > Realtek High definition audio
  2. Right-click on that item and Choose Scan for Hardware changes.
  3. In the list of audio device, your TV or output device should be displayed. Just make that the default device.

Voila, your sound is back from TV.

Fix #20

The same problem of audio not working has a different fix. It’s very simple. You just have to follow the sequence of switching on your devices in a particular order.

  1. First power off your latop.
  2. Then power on your TV.
  3. Now connect your Windows 10 laptop to TV using HDMI cable.
  4. Now switch on the laptop. # This last step should be the final one.

Fix #19

An alternate solution is to totally disperse with HDMI cables. You just use Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick and connect to your monitor. You should be able to stream video and audio on different applications like – YouTube, Netflix, HBO etc. There is no need of any Windows 10 HDMI driver like Realtek or NVDIA etc. This totally eliminates the need of Windows 10. But the solution need some extra bucks to buy Firestick etc. This also solves problem with Wireless Display (WiDi).

Fix #18

A complete different solution is to completely stop using Windows. You can better shift to Ubuntu or Mac, which have better compatibility with HDMI devices.

Fix #17

Sometimes, the problem with no audio on monitor could be corrupted-system-files in Windows 10. All you have to do is use a utility like System File Checker (SFC.exe) and Run as Administrator (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929833/use-the-system-file-checker-tool-to-repair-missing-or-corrupted-system-files) . This will scan all protected system files and replace corrupt files with a cached copy present in <WinDir>.

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You can also check the log (<WinDir>\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to find if any files are not repaired. Then if that file is not available on your computer, you can get it from a working computer using the same OS.

Fix #16

Sometimes when using HDMI you have no sound on TV with Windows 10. The case can be when laptop is connected to multiple monitors. You might have tried earlier solutions like updating audio driver etc, but still in vain. In this case, when one of your monitor is not having sound, you can try these steps.

From Control Panel, you can go to Advanced Display settings. Then click on “Customize your display” . Your other monitors which have sound working may be displayed, but the monitor with no audio will display something like with the “AV receiver” name. Then click the option that says “Extended Desktop to this Display”. Now you can receive your audio through your AV receiver like Denon AVR-4100. The solution is simple but may take lot of time troubleshooting.

Fix #16

This fix can be the opposite of earlier solution suggested. Sometimes, Updates to your NVIDIA, Realtek drivers can solve the no audio problem. But sometimes restoring back to your old drivers can do the trick. Before the Windows 10 update, your sound must have been working, but after it, it might have stopped. If your TV audio stops working with Windows 10 HDMI, when you recently updated to new audio drivers. In the Device Manager, you can use the option of “Rollback” to the old audio driver. This should bring the quo-status to the original.

Fix #15

Sometimes the sound stops working due to Hyper-V installed. Previously you might be using Virtual Box and might have updated to the new Hyper-V. Then this issue crops up. You might have video but no audio. Then you can try this fix.

  • Go to your Device Manager and from there find your Hyper-V device name.
  • If its enabled, just disable it and check with your audio.
  • If its disabled, enable it and check the status again.

So either disabling or enabling Hyper-V should restore your sound.

Fix #14

Sometimes, you have both desktop/laptop speakers and TV HDMI audio speakers enabled in your Windows 10. So the OS might not automatically decide, which speakers to use. In this case, simple solution is to disable laptop speakers before you connect your HDMI cable to it. Then you can hear the sound from HDMI TV.

Fix #13

There is a common misconception that your HDMI TV device is not visible in your list of Playback devices. This can happen due to many reasons. One common reason is that your HDMI audio device driver may be hidden and need to be disable/enable again. Then you can try this fix.

  1. In the Device Manager, at the top, you can select the option that says “Show Hidden devices“.
  2. Under the System Devices tab, you can sometimes see “High Definition Audio Controller” kind of things. One can be your onboard sound, laptop speakers and other HDMI sound.
  3. They can show warning signs, that they are not working.
  4. Then select your HDMI Audio Controller and to disable and re-enable it again.

Then your HDMI TV should be visible.

The hidden device can be NVIDIA high definition audio drivers or any other HD audio drivers.

Fix #12

Another fix is to power on both your Windows 10 laptop and your TV, but don’t connect your HDMI cable.

  1. After both power souces are switched on, you connect your HDMI cable.
  2. Your HDMI output device like monitor/TV should be visible under Sound, Video and Game Controllers in the form of driver or device name.
  3. Right-click it and uninstall it. Then you search for “Changes in Hardware” and make the available HDMI output device as default.

Then your no audio problem will be fixed.

The following below YouTube videos are going to explain in detail, on how to solve your Windows 10 not detecting HDMI audio problem. As explained earlier the reasons can many, but some solutions are given in them.



Fix #11

Sometimes there will be a default “Intel audio for display” internal driver installed for the existing motherboard. This is generally the case, when you don’t have specific speakers attached to laptop or TV. Then you uninstall that driver and install the “Device with hdmi audio output support” external driver. Your HDMI audio should start working!

Another solution for HP DV7 laptop with AMD graphic card and internal Inter graphics card exist. After updating to Win 10, you might have HDMI audio/video problems. So this will install some default drivers for your AMD and Intel cards. Just delete this old drivers and uninstall the related files. Then do a reboot. You will get the Intel driver come back again after a power up.

Then for AMD for Windows 10, you have some specific Radeon Crimson driver (.exe file), found at this location.

AMD Radeon Crimson Driver: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/November-30-hotfix.aspx

Download this new update (AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update Driver version 15.30.1025.1001) and run it. This will fix the problems. You will have smooth functioning of DV7 laptop -> HDMI -> TV video/audio.

Fix #10

In the Device Manager under the Sound, Video, Audio Controllers section you can find the default Intel, RealTek, NVIDIA etc audio drivers installed. This is the case, if you have many sound cards or speakers attached. Generally whenever Windows 10 updates happen, it will default to a Microsoft driver which doesn’t support HDMI. So first delete the default Microsoft driver completely. Now go to your PC manufacture site and download the latest Windows 10 Audio drivers, ignoring Microsoft and install them.

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Still you will not find the HDMI device you are expecting in the Playback devices section. But you can see sometimes disabled RealTek, NVIDIA sound card drivers selected. Now when you connect your HDMI cable between your laptop and TV, sound should come from monitor or TV again.

Fix #9

This particular solution is for all users having problem with integrated default Intel drivers.

For example you have no sound on HDMI TV when connected to Windows 10 on an Acer E5-571 laptop.

So most people do the mistake of uninstalling the Intel (R) HD Graphics card and reinstall them. But this does not solve the problem.

For this you need to uninstall the Intel Chipset Driver 10.1.1.7 first and reinstall it again. Then uninstall and reinstall the typical Intel (R) HD Graphics Famly 15.40.3.4248 driver.

This will fix the Microsoft’s HD Audio device problem of TV not showing as a device in your Sound options.

The audio playbakc with sound on the HDMI connection will start working now.

Fix #8

When you have both integrated graphic cards like Intel, AMD etc and secondary graphic cards like RealTek, NVIDIA etc, you have one specific problem. In this case, the issue does not lie with audio card’s driver but with graphics card. This is because HDMI is handled by graphics card. The solution is like this:

  1. Disabling drivers signing(Can easily find on Google how to..);
  2. Reinstalling Chipset driver from official computer’s manufacturer site;
  3. Reinstalling Integrated graphics card driver from official manufacturer site;
  4. Enabling drivers signing.

This should make your audio work again.

Fix #7

This sound isssue can be with Dell Inspiron 15 N5110 after Win10 upgrade.

Even though Microsoft drivers were listed and updated, you still face the issue.

  1. In that case, go to Dell support site and provide required information like service tag etc.
  2. Then download Audio_IDT_W7 or corresponding Win 10 driver.
  3. Install it and reboot.
  4. Even though it may be older than MS drivers, HDMI device is visible and also Comms Headphone device.

Working now??

Fix #6

For some cases, new software and hardware interfering with audio could be the problem.

So if you have installed new audio/video software like VLC Media Player, WinAmp, iTunes etc, then uninstall and check again.

  1. Also update your Video/Audio drivers in the first case and check again.
  2. You can also install the latest secondard graphic driver for Windows 10 and reboot.
  3. Then your HDMI device should be visible in Control Panel> Sounds.
  4. Right-Click your “Intel(R) Display Audio”  device and select “Properties”. In the pop-up, on the Driver tab, disable it for a few seconds and enable it again. The HDMI device should be visible in your Sound > Playback devices.

Another fix is to go to your BIOS settings and Advanced Settings and Device Management.

There are couple of settings for Audio for some computers. Enable both and HDMI device should be visible.

Fix #5

Sometimes, you have a surround audio system like Sound Blaster Cinema and secondard graphics card like NVIDIA GEForce graphics GTX 970 M. You need to disable it. Then your HDMI output device like TV/Monitor will be visible. Just select it and make it the default playback device in sound.

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Fix #4

On Surface Pro 4 kind of tablet devices you have Hyper-V installed. You just need to enable/disable Hyper-V in Windows 10, to make your no sound on HDMI TV working again.

Fix #3

For example, a user with Acer laptop(Aspire 7745G) who has upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, is trying to connect to a external Acer monitor (G276HL). He first tried using the HDMI connection, to get a signal via the HDMI port. But he failed. Then he resorted to the VGA method. This worked. But this is not a complete fix.

Then he uninstalled all related HDMI drivers and installed the original driver from Acer using the “Compatibility Mode“. This worked for him.

Ref: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10/acer-laptop-hdmi-not-working-with-windows-10/7bde3e44-2825-4df5-a11e-5a743345a676?auth=1

Fix #2

Another user with Dell Inspiron 15 N5110 had a similar problem after Win 10 upgrade.

He used the default MS drivers and also used the DELL website to find the latest audio drivers. But that was of no use.

So finally, he downloaded the following driver –  Audio_IDT_W7 driver. This can be done using the vendor website with the system tag.

But even though this driver is older than MS and latest drivers, the audio works fine.

Fix Windows 10 HDMI Sound Not Working – 30 Different Solutions
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  • Chad Austin Dec 7, 2018, 9:41 pm

    I wanted to send my appreciation for this post. Device manger > Update Driver worked for me.

    • Palla Sridhar Dec 7, 2018, 10:04 pm

      @Chad. Thanks for your comments.

  • david Mar 29, 2018, 7:05 pm

    Thanks, reinstalled the driver.

  • George Sep 20, 2017, 9:41 pm

    After seeing that people have experienced so many bugs with Windows, I really feel like appreciating my PC a tiny bit more as it always worked out of the box.

  • Paul Sep 19, 2017, 9:42 am

    I sometime have this issue. It seems to me to only be related to streaming 4OD. Is this possible. I find it can start off ok it’s sound coming though the to abd then the sound reverts to the laptop speakers.

  • Chejin Rodriguez Jul 23, 2017, 5:51 am

    Hi Palla, Your solution #7 worked wonders for me. I am having NVIDIA graphic card. I updated the drivers and now the HDMI device is showing in the audio panel. I just enabled it. The sound from the Sony TV came fine. Thanks.

  • John Rude Jul 18, 2017, 12:54 am

    Waw!

    First time here. I have the same problems for weeks now but your solution #4 works perfectly for me. I just enable the HDMI audio playback in Windows 10 sound properties on my laptop and then i tried to restart my system and everything is okay. Maybe because my system is still new. Thanks anyway!

    • Author & Owner Jul 19, 2017, 1:22 pm

      @John. Good to see your problem solved. Actually that is the first solution for windows 10 hdmi problem for pc to tv. You just have to enable the HDMI item in sound panel. most of the time it works.

  • Alex Mill Jul 18, 2017, 12:35 am

    Spent hours trying to figure this problem out and just updating the drivers worked perfectly. Only other thing I had to do is to restart my pc and everything looks perfect after then. Window 10 sucks my data too much too, i hope admin can help me on that. Thanks Palla!

    • Author & Owner Jul 19, 2017, 1:24 pm

      @Alex. As you see, several brands like Sony, Samsung, LG release drivers for their HDMI devices. You should update them time to time, as Windows 10 also gets updated every time. So, there may be a conflict between these too. Also rollback to previous drivers could help sometimes.

  • bright tacy Jul 15, 2017, 8:34 am

    your simple tips just saved me some valuable time and extra cash!!!!

    many thanks from Canada

    • Palla Sridhar Jul 15, 2017, 8:43 am

      Thanks Bright. The HDMI tips are gathered from different sources and should help everybody in this problem.

  • smith coe Jul 15, 2017, 8:31 am

    Thanks Sridhar for a fabulous, easy to digest/comprehend and straight forward compilation on HDMI issues resolution. It helped me and my room mates to resolve our issues. thanks so much!

  • SHINIGAMI Jul 2, 2017, 4:25 am

    THANK YOU SOO MUCH, YOU ARE BLESSED, YOU HAVE FIXED MY SOUND. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

  • Dhyan Mar 11, 2017, 11:48 am

    Such a simple solution but it worked perfectly.

    Do not switch on the laptop first.

    First power on the monitor, plug the monitor HDMI cable to the laptop HDMI port, then switch on the laptop.

  • DR DAMMUR PRABHAKARA Mar 1, 2017, 12:26 pm

    I have Dell Inspiron N5110. I upgraded it to windows10 pro. I landed in problems for HDMI tv. When I connect it to my laptop, sound not coming, but video on TV thro HDMI. I tried many methods, but unsucessful. Atlast, my dealer fixed it. He go to the Dell website, and download latest audio drivers for windows 10- 64 bit laptop. I have Nvidia Graphics card. So he updated Nvidia audio drivers for windows 10- 64 bit. He downloaded it. Installed. Now it is working fine. Thanks for your suggestion. So the lesson is go to your manufacter’s website, update audio drivers/graphic drivers, if you have. It will check compatibility, and install it, and this will solve your problem.

  • Josh Wilton Jan 30, 2017, 9:56 pm

    Thank youso much! The Best Fix solution worked for our Acer ES1-572-31KW

  • Matteo Aug 29, 2016, 2:44 pm

    Hi, I’ve the same problem after reinstalling W10 on my laptop Acer. I’ve resolved downloading the correct driver from Acer website and then it works. Intel Audio Driver wasn’t installed correctly…

    • Palla Sridhar Sep 2, 2016, 8:26 pm

      @Matteo: Hope you happy solving your HDMI problem in Windows 10. Also try to update to the new Anniversary Update.

  • Chris Jul 5, 2016, 4:23 pm

    A Different approach but Effective
    1) Device manager
    2) Right Click “Sound, Video & Game Controllers”
    3) Click “Scan for hardware changes” Close Device Manager
    4) Now Right Sound Icon (Bottom right of screen in taskbar)
    5) Playback devices
    6) If this fix worked for you your Monitor should appear
    7)right click it and set as default

  • JV Jun 20, 2016, 11:33 pm

    I fixed this by updating the Driver for my High Def Audio Device and rebooting. I used Driver Easy to get the latest driver….hope this helps!

  • Prez May 3, 2016, 2:32 am

    How I fixed this problem..

    I have an Asus laptop. I went do Intel website, downloaded Windows 10 drivers for my Intel graphic card and it worked right away.

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers.html

    • Palla Sridhar May 3, 2016, 7:19 pm

      @Prez: Thanks for your experience. Hope that helps everybody regarding Windows 10 audio problems.

    • Foong Mar 11, 2017, 12:44 pm

      Voila it works!!! I am so happy. I can now play movie WITH SOUND on my LG TV using my ASUS notebook. Thanks Prez & everyone. Smiles.

  • Ayaz M Apr 5, 2016, 3:52 am

    Thanks!

    Tip to run Intel driver update utility immediately solved the problem. I couldn’t even see the digital audio hdmi in play back devices prior to this!

    Very good article

  • DezzNutz Mar 20, 2016, 9:51 pm

    REALTEK sucks ass!

    For one whole month in the summer of 14 I believe, I dont think it was last summer, my RealTek driver would not work properly thanks to an bungled update by Microsoft!

    Now, once again I am having problems with Real Tek, but w/ Windows 10 and not Winows 8.1

    Im having the problem described in #8. My Front Audio Panel when I open up Playback, doesnt list my HDMI input now, just the speakers. I already updated driver through generic Microsoft and that of course didnt work.

    Fingers are crossed the Intel update link works!

    • DezzNutz Mar 20, 2016, 10:01 pm

      It didnt work. SMH Avoid Real Tek devices on Microsoft ran devices folks.

  • BONGOMAN Mar 13, 2016, 4:27 am

    Guys big big thankyou … its playing very nicely thhrough my onkyio ..masive mood changer for me x

  • Murali Budige Jan 13, 2016, 4:37 am

    Thanks Sridhar for an excellent compilation on HDMI issues resolution. It helped me to resolve my issue and now I understand it better.

  • Markus Jan 2, 2016, 11:54 pm

    your artikel just saved me some valubale time !!!!

    many thanks from switzerland

  • Daniel Jan 2, 2016, 2:18 pm

    Hi I’m having problem with Lenovo c40 -05 series I can’t connect any device through HDMI port any idea ? I tried switch port but still nothing the screen won’t switch to watch amazon prime or use for playstation 3

  • Kat Jenkins Dec 27, 2015, 12:50 pm

    I eventually worked it out thanks to this article, but it would be awesome if the instructions were updated for Windows 10. Unless I’m missing something big, there is no “Control Panel” any more…

    • Palla Sridhar Jan 17, 2016, 8:08 am

      @Kat Jenkins: There is “Control Panel” in Windows 10. You just have to do a search for it, instead of finding it in the “STart”.

    • DezzNutz Mar 20, 2016, 9:54 pm

      In Windows 10, type Windows button and “X” simultaneously. It wil bring up a side panel window that lists Control Panel, Device Manager, etc

  • Kola Dec 4, 2015, 2:58 pm

    Thanks,Fix 2 worked.

  • ahmed Oct 22, 2015, 1:09 am

    Download this tool : http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu – Intell driver update utility.

    Then run the tool and update the latest intel driver. And now ur codec and or audio drivers should be up to date and your HDMI, should now get registered as normal. Hope some of you get use for this tip, it worked for be after i scanned for latest driver, and updated the driver and re-booted. Voilá presto, enjoy.

    • Tony Dec 2, 2015, 11:46 am

      Thanks Ahmed Solution worked great

  • aaa ttttt Oct 15, 2015, 9:21 pm

    not one single fix worked for me
    i operate w10, on an asus computer
    video works fine, same audio error
    im gonna try to set this in bios, none of the solutions above worked

  • Sanjay Deshwar Sep 21, 2015, 11:43 pm

    Fix 1 worked for me on the first try. Thanks for the help!

  • Jim Wilcox Aug 20, 2015, 10:07 am

    Unbelievable that given the high degree of technology involved in computers that one can get the video going but there are 10 “fixes” to try and get the audio. Technical experts who design these things and which are part of the promised capabilities, have let us down.

    • Adrian Feb 9, 2016, 9:45 pm

      same problem here. just installed Windows 10, and now no sound. worked fine on windows 7.

      I’m using a HP
      Omni 220 PC

    • Greg Jaxon Oct 23, 2016, 6:55 am

      Have to share your disgust!
      I have a “Home Theatre PC” from Dell circa 2011, which sends HDMI to a receiver that forwards the video to a projector. That worked like a dream for 3 years until one Windows update after another degraded it. I’m happy that the era when it would SCREEAM at us randomly is done. But having a Bose surround system that sits silent because of “new improved” software make me want to SCREEAM just as piercingly back at MS, Realtek, or Dell. No Windows box 7.1, 8.1, or 10 has worked for the last 6 months. Time to change OSs!

  • Dennis Eccleston Aug 13, 2015, 10:00 am

    Intel seems to have been slow to get Windows 10 drivers out for the audio on their HD displays. I really struggled with an H87 chipset only showing Realtek audio. Visits and downloads from Intel (dated), Realtek and the motherboard maker didn’t help. Neither did searching for updates, uninstalling and searching for change. A non functioning driver did show in device manager. Only removal, using a generic Microsoft driver before rebooting finally showed the TV display in the sound choices. That was better than my Ainol Windows 8.1 TV box. After the upgrade to W10 it only showed a speaker option but the PC has no audio out. Intel driver check didn’t find a driver to upgrade. Removing the non usable speaker driver, left me with nothing and nothing could be detected by a search reboot or a third party driver updated. My only choice was to roll back to Windows 8.1; you only have 4 weeks to do that. Everything seems to indicate Intel hasn’t done its Windows 10 homework for its HD graphics HDMI audio.

    • Palla Sridhar Aug 13, 2015, 5:57 pm

      @Dennis: Try installing the speaker driver manually. Normally you should have one for Windows 7 or 8.1. That should work out, if possible.

      • HOWARD Mar 1, 2016, 9:04 am

        Palla: this is what happened to me, win7 and it wouldnt switch auto, so i did it manually and it works, video and audio both. why couldnt they do better then making it a control panel config, seems to me they could have. but they didnt. i have gone years without knowing this was a audio config problem, i was thinking all this time, it was a hardware problem. TY PALLA.

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