Uninstall/Reinstall Conexant SmartAudio HD Drivers

  1. gregyurkon's Avatar
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       08 Nov 2016 #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?
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  2.    09 Nov 2016 #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.
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       09 Nov 2016 #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.
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  4.    10 Nov 2016 #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.
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  5.    07 Mar 2017 #5

    I have the same problem. Discovered it when Skyping. Intermittent - goes for days with no issues hen suddenly the device is still there but microphone not registering any sounds So I uninstall the driver and let Windows discover the "new" hardware, and magically the mic is working again. A real pain in the butt
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       08 Mar 2017 #6

    In my case, the problem seems to have been caused by upgrading from W8.1. When I clean installed W10, the problem went away.
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  7.    08 Mar 2017 #7

    This is a factory-installed Win10 laptop so that shouldn't be an issue. I've seen this reported on the Lenovo support forum and no-one seems to have an answer other than that the connexant drivers aren't stable :-(
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