Many users have complained of facing audio issues, like no sound coming through HDMI, after installing the latest Windows update. Is that the case with you too?
If yes, this post is all you need to get the sound back.
To fix the problem, you need the correct Intel HD audio driver. So the obvious question is, how can you get it?
Well, there are three ways to fix this error. In this post, we look at all of them.
Intel HD audio driver may refer to the audio controller driver on your PC or Intel Display audio driver.
You can update the Intel HD audio driver automatically. This is the most recommended method, as it is not only the easiest but also the fastest and the most accurate. Alternately, you can manually download and install the driver or choose to roll back the driver.
Now, let’s look the steps for each of these.
Solution 1 – Update Intel HD audio driver automatically
There are many driver update software tools, but none can match the agility of DriverDownloader If you want an advanced software, look no further. DriverDownloader can update your Intel HD audio driver in less than 2 minutes.
And the best part?
DriverDownloader comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Here’s how you can download, install, and register the software. The last part is important, because only registered users get automatic updates and customer support.
Here are the steps to download, install, run and register driver software.
Click the link below to download DriverDownloader.
Click Run or Save
Depending on your browser, you’ll either see message in a dialog box or a pop-up window on your screen.
If you click ‘Run’, simply go to the next step.
If you click ‘Save’, browse to the ‘download’ folder on your pc or to the location where you’ve have saved the executable file and double-click driverdownlaoder.exe to launch it.
Just click the ‘Install’ button and follow on-screen prompts to complete the installation process, which shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.
This is the last step. To get automatic driver updates, register DriverDownloader.
Solution 2 – Download & Install the driver manually
You can manually download the Intel HD audio driver from the manufacturer’s website. Alternately, if you use a branded laptop, you can get the driver from the laptop’s official site.
In this post, we have shown the steps for downloading the driver from Intel’s website. Kindly note that you will have to download the graphics card driver, since Intel bundles the audio driver with its graphics driver.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Open your internet browser and browse to download center
- Now type the model number of your Intel HD Graphics. For instance, we have used Intel HD Graphics 5500 in this example
- Choose the relevant operating system
- Select the latest version (usually, it is the first entry)
- Click on the .exe file to kickstart the download process
- Once you’ve downloaded the file, double-click it to install it
- Reboot Windows
Note: In case you don’t know which model you’re using, perform the steps listed ahead
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Display Settings
- Now click Advanced display settings
- Select Display adapter properties
- You’ll see the graphics model number within Adapter Type section under the Adapter tab
Once you know the graphics card model, search for it on Intel’s download center and download it.
Solution 3 – Roll back the driver
In case the issue didn’t resolve after updating the driver, you may want to roll back the driver, as this has worked for some users.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Press Win + R keys simultaneously
- Type devmgmt.msc in the run dialog box and press Enter
- In the Device Manager window, expand System devices. Now in the list that appears, search for your audio program, which could be either Intel High Definition Audio Controller or Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller
- Right-click the relevant program and click the Driver tab. Select Roll back driver
- Restart Windows
- Now the problem should be solved
Leave a comment below to tell us which of these solutions worked for you.