“no audio devices are installed” in Windows 10

Problem:

I am getting this pop up message “no audio devices are installed” and there is no sound either.

Resolution:

Open Settings

Update & Security

Troubleshoot

Playing Audio

Run the troubleshooter.

If the above doesn’t help then try the following:

Open Device Manager

Locate sound card driver

Right click to uninstall it.

Reboot

Let OS to detect the hardware.

Get connected with the internet and visit the website of sound card manufacturer or your system’s manufacturer to download and install the latest audio driver.

For more help:

Windows 10 – Audio Troubleshooting Tips

Firmware updates For Surface RT & Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT get new firmware updates.

For Surface Pro the release note says:-

UEFI and System Aggregator (SAM) firmware update that enhances system stability, reliability, reduces power consumption, and improves touch latency with the touchpad on the Surface Type Cover and Surface Touch Cover.

For Surface RT the release note says:

1] UEFI firmware update that optimizes the audio experience at low volumes   and removes a perceived pulsing in audio volume for some conten

2] Update to system drivers that enhance stability and reliability.

Updates can be downloaded either automatically via Windows Update or can be done manually.

Surface RT

Surface Pro

Windows 8 Media Center streaming to Xbox quality issues

Users are frustrated,annoyed but till no resolution from Microsoft.The end users are having issues with extremely poor videao streaming with XBOX 360 on Windows  8 Media Center platform.They had no such issue with Windows 7.There are lots of feedback -a few observations,like-

The .avi file which plays poorly:

video – XviD ISO MPEG-4

audio – MPEG-1 Layer 3 (2ch)

The .mp4 file which plays well

Video – AVC1 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
audio – mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC (6ch)
Some suggested:-

http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Low-Quality-Video-with-Xbox-360-Streaming

http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Low-Quality-Video-with-Xbox-360-Streaming?page=2

http://forums.divx.com/divx/topics/xbox360_mkv_streaming_help?page=1

In many threads I found going back to Windows Seven is the ultimate solution.

At one point I found this reply from Microsoft moderator of the forum:-

“We’re looking into this and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience…”

He replied on 17th November-still no official fix from Microsoft.Unfortunate.

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