How to fix sound drivers issues on Windows 10 Build 10130


Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10130 to the Windows Insiders on fast ring. Despite the fact that the build includes a handful of sweet new things, there is an annoying bug on this build for some users. On build 10130, there are some sound driver issues for several users. Thankfully though, there’s a working workaround for this issue. Here’s out to fix it:

  • Right click on Sound icon to open Playback devices
  • Choose your current playback device
  • Navigate to Properties and click on Advanced
  • Choose lower or higher bitrate (use 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz  – it depends on the device).

The above steps should fix the issue – I tried it on my computer, and it did indeed fix the issue which is great. If you’re facing the same issue, make sure to follow the above steps to fix it and if you’ve found a better workaround, make sure to share it on the comment section below!


If you have an older Realtek and Via Chipset you will have to set 16 bits 44.1khz to have a decent sound.

Thanks, Quang L. for the tip!

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