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How to Update Audio Drivers in Windows 10/11

Drivers are a core element of any device that is used to connect the system components with the OS. The audio drivers are responsible for allowing communication between the system audio devices such as “Speakers” and OS. When the system audio drivers are outdated and not working properly, then the OS is unable to send audio signals to audio devices and may show audio is shuttering or cut-off issues.

This blog will provide the methods to update the audio drivers in Windows 11 and 10.

Method 1: How to Update Audio Driver Automatically in Windows?

To automatically update the Windows audio driver to resolve the audio-related issues, follow the listed steps.

Step 1: Open the Windows Device Manager App

Navigate to the “Device Manager” Windows built-in tool by utilizing the “Start” menu:

Step 2: Update the System Audio Driver

Under the “Audio inputs and outputs” drop-down list, right-click on the selected driver and hit the “Update driver”:

Next, press the below pointed “Search automatically for drivers” option to update or install the driver automatically using online resources:

Here, you can see we have already installed the best audio driver for the system:

Method 2: How to Update Audio Driver Manually in Windows From Device Manufacturer’s Website?

If the automatically searched device does not fix the audio problems of the system, try to update the audio driver manually from the system manufacturer or component builder’s website. For the illustration, go through the provided steps.

Step 1: Navigate to System Manufacturer’s Website

First, navigate to your system manufacturer’s official website and search for the model of your system to install a suitable and compatible driver. For demonstration, we will update the driver from Dell’s official website to update driver of Dell laptop:

Step 2: Find Driver Manually For the Update

Next, click on the “Find driver” option to manually find and update the driver for the system:

Step 3: Search For Audio Driver

Search for the Audio driver by providing the “Audio Driver” keyword. Also, select the installed Windows OS version. For instance, we have selected Windows 11 to download the driver:

Step 4: Download the Driver

Next, choose the driver and click on the “Download” button to download the selected driver:

Step 5: Install or Update the Audio Driver

After that, go to the “Downloads” directory and double-click on the audio driver installer to install the driver:

Hit the “INSTALL” button to start updating or installing the audio driver for Windows:

Now, restart the computer and apply the changes. That’s all about updating the audio driver on Windows 11 or 10.


To update the system audio drivers, update them either automatically or manually. To update the driver automatically, right-click on the system audio driver from the Windows “Device Manager” tool and choose “Update driver”. In order to install driver updates manually, first, visit the device builder’s website. Choose the model of your device and find a suitable audio driver for the system. After that, download and install the audio driver on Windows 11 or 10. This post has provided the methods to update Windows audio drivers.

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