No sound after Windows update

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The Windows update on my Windows 10 computer finished up, and now the sound card isn't working.
    I went into settings and moved the levels to 100%.
    Still nothing. I can't really edit video on this now without sound.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    So my business computer that I had upgraded from 7 to 10 is now spending the day updating. I started it last night at midnight, this morning it was off. I booted it up and at 1:30 it's still hour glassing. I was planning to work on taxes today. I lost a day earlier this week when the computer was also updating all day. I would love to have a working computer during the times I have set aside to work on it. Please.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Two guys were in a helicopter above the fog in Seattle, when they got lost. Seeing a tall building they flew next to it and held up a sign saying "Where are we?" Someone in the building replied with a sign that said, "You are in a helicopter". With that information the flew to the airport and landed. Someone asked, "how did that answer help you?" He said, "since it was a stupid answer to a real question it had to be the Microsoft office building and I knew where the airport was from there". Good luck with your "upgrade".
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The computer died. I pulled the files off and installed them on a new computer. Too bad, it was fine as long as I was running 7, but the upgrade to ten did er in.
     
  7. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I think Win 10 sucks.

    I still use 7 on my important computers.
     
  8. MASTERPLUMB777

    MASTERPLUMB777 In the Trades

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    I updated my computer to 10 last weekend from 7 now my shift keys don't work cannot enter any email addresses as can't make at symbol,
    it is a real pain cannot update emails to log into many websites,
    going to try changing my keyboard when I can get someone to dig my extra ones out of storage
     
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  9. MASTERPLUMB777

    MASTERPLUMB777 In the Trades

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    I changed over because I had forgot my password on my computer,
    also when my computer goes to sleep cannot get it to restart without doing a hard reboot,
    ie; power off and then restart
     
  10. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    There is a tool to recover your passwords. I guess it is to late now.

    Turning off, Or changing power save mode may fix your new problem.

    Good Luck.
     
  11. Ethriel

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    I'm just seeing this now so I don't know if it will help. Sometimes function keys gets pressed at the same time as other keys and it messes up the keyboard. Makes other letters/numbers/symbols come out instead of what you are trying to type. To get it back to normal press the function (Fn) key and letter W or D or A or S. Essentially it switched game movement keys with the arrow keys but that messes up standard typing. Hope it helps.
     
  12. Ethriel

    Ethriel New Member

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    I'm just now seeing this. This is a common problem with Windows 10 updates. To fix it, go into control panel, Sound, Playback tab, here you can change the sound option and set it as default until you find the one that works, or disable all audio devices showing except the one you know is your soundcard or onboard sound. It can take a few tries to find the one that works again depending how your pc is built. Windows is a pain, I go through this with every update.
     
  13. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida Panama Canal’s new locks!

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    If your computer came from the factory as a Windows 7, stop there, do not upgrade. If the computer started life as a Windows 8.1, no problem to upgrade . My Toshiba laptop went from 8.1 to 10 and only one problem arose out of it and many other Toshiba's had the same problem, when it woke up from "sleep mode", the screen would remain blank. The fix was I turned off sleep. My Windows 7 HP laptop does not have a enough horsepower for version 10.

    If you're at Windows 10 the screen takes a bit to learn where everything is and I found it to be very confusing. I bought this program ($5) START10. I gives you a Windows 7 environment to navigate on your PC and you can switch back and forth between the look a like 7 and 10.

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start10/
     
  14. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Windows 10 is trying to kill Windows 7. The older hardware will not work properly.

    I have the auto update service disable on my 7 machines.

    Win 7 still rocks for me. I like Linux too.

    I do not like the cloud, It slows down my Dial-up internet connection and is not very secure.
     
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