1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 415
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Uninstall/Reinstall Conexant SmartAudio HD Drivers


    I occasionally need to reinstall the Conexant SmartAudio HD drivers to fix my laptop's audio.

    When I do the uninstallation, should the "Delete the driver software for this device" checkbox be checked or clear?

    For future reference, if I guess wrong on the previous question, would a restore point fix it?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,215
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, you'd only choose to delete the driver if you thought it was corrupt or useless - and in particular if you wished to force your PC to download a new copy. If you're happy for your PC to install the same version from the same source, leave it.

    You shouldn't have to keep reinstalling it. Sthg wrong there.

    You can always obtain a new copy one way or another.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 415
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    I have the most recent copy of the Lenovo driver, but I'm not sure about the installation procedure. I think the most recent glitches were probably caused by Equalizer64APO.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,215
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    Hi, installation- options:

    If you wish you can download the latest from your manufacturer's site (the first recommendation for laptops). Even if the drivers for Win 10 are not available- perhaps only for Win 7 or Win 8 depending on age of PC- some people find older drivers work better. If so you then need to protect that from being overwritten by Windows. (Tutorial section has a guide).

    If happy with whatever Windows provides for your driver, then you need do nothing.

    You can also launch Device Manager, rt click the device, navigate to the appropriate tab and try updating the driver manually.

    Other options there include rolling back the driver to a previous one, if available.

    Remember, Windows maintains your main drivers, so if you want anything different to what Windows offers you must protect that driver.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Windows Update for Conexant SmartAudio HD Screws up my Audio
I had the latest Conexant SmartAudio HD drivers from Lenovo installed, and my audio was working just fine until the latest Windows Update for those drivers happened. Twice, I fixed the audio by reinstalling the Lenovo Drivers, but Windows keeps...
Drivers and Hardware
Cannot Uninstall Drivers from Install/Uninstall List - Windows 10
I installed Arduino software, part of which included installing a number of drivers. I uninstalled the software using the internal software uninstall feature. Apparently it removed the drivers, but for some reason they still show up in the Windows...
Drivers and Hardware
Trying to uninstall and reinstall Mail and Calendar app
I have uninstalled the mail and calendar app per Windows PowerShell, now I can't get it to install per the command, get-appxpackage*microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps*|remove-appxpackage. It removed it, but now it is saying that command does not...
Browsers and Email
How can I get the conexant audio drivers on my computer back?
I have a very old laptop (Satellite L655-S5150), and I upgraded to windows 10. I had to reset my PC and everything was working, but I was missing the conexant audio equalizer program. Whenever I try to update my drivers, nothing happens, so is there...
Drivers and Hardware
Conexant Audio Drivers
Still have bad Mic audio with Windows 10. Have Conexant put out new driver yet. Tried Windows 8.1 and still bad. Asus X450 Laptop 64 bit. Thanks
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:58.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums