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[Fixed] VIA High Definition Audio Not Working in Windows 10

Many users of VIA HD Audio ask that there is no sound / sound instability / Sonic boom in my computer when we upgraded to Windows 10. In common, this is a driver issue. Now we will help you to solve it.

VIA Technologies is a traditional manufacturing enterprise. Audio and Integrated Graphic are their main software products. The VIA High Definition Audio driver is difficult to be found on VIA official website because it only gives a link in the page and the driver is updated slowly.

When VIA High Definition Audio is not working after upgrading to Windows 10, many users’ feels confused. At this time, you would better consider to download or update VIA High Definition Audio driver. If the audio dose not work yet, you need to install a compatible driver to solve the problem. Please see below options:

Step 1: Right-Click on This PC and select Properties. Then click Device Manager on the top left of the screen.

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Step 2: In Device Manager, extend Sound, video and game controllers. VIA High Definition Audio will be found. You need to uninstall it at first. You can right-click Uninstall and then rescan for hardware changes. The VIA HD Audio driver will be updated automatically.

You can test your audio. If your computer is no sound yet, please go on next step.

Step 3: Find VIA High Definition Audio and right-click on Update Driver Software….

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Step 4: Choose Search Automatically for update drivers. The VIA HD Audio driver is updated. You can try to test your headphone or speaker.

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If the VIA HD Audio is still not working yet, you are best to install a compatible driver. When you have completed above four steps, please continue the following steps:

Step 5: Go back How do you want to search for driver software. Click on Browse my computer for driver software.

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Step 6: Hit let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Step 7: Please mark √ on show compatible hardware. Select High Definition Audio Device. Because this driver is compatible with the VIA HD audio device. Go on next step or double click it.

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Tips: If there are more compatible drivers, you try to install them one by one except the VIA HD Audio driver until the issue is solved.

Step 8: Hit Yes in the Update Driver Warning.

Now, the VIA HD audio should work.

By the way, you can use the same way to solve IDT High Definition Audio CODEC no sound issue in Windows 10.


Many users are meeting the problem which VIA High Definition Audio is not working since they moved to Windows 10. Driver Doctor is a driver software that can help you to solve the driver issue as soon as possible.

Finally, there is a simple and effective way is you are best to back up the VIA /IDT HD audio driver before upgrading to Windows 10. It is ignored in common.

We wish these are useful for you.

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