1.    18 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Windows 10 PRO x64

    Audio Enhancements Tab Missing


    Hello, I am brand new to these forums and have been wondering why my Audio Enhancements Tab is missing now that i am using Windows 10. I used to have Windows 7 and it worked fine. I have no clue what sound card i have and it doesn't show up in device manager either, i believe it is whatever is onboard for My motherboard. I Would Appreciate it if someone could point me in the correct direction. Thanks!
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  2.    19 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,002
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, Control Panel, Device Manager and you'll see sthg like this:
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    Mine's Realtek.

    Or rt click the sound icon in your system tray, click Playback Devices. Again I can see Realtek. You may have something else.

    Or you can use this freeware program e.g.
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    If yours is, the way I solved that was to download the driver from Realtek's site.
    Realtek
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  3.    19 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,188
    Win 10

    According to the ASUS site, this has VIA HD Audio, however there is no Win 10 drivers listed. There are no Win 8.1 drivers listed either.
    There are Win 7 drivers listed however, in most cases they are not compatible. Usually you need Win 8.1 drivers to be Win 10 compatible.

    I suspect Windows installed the generic, basic function, High Definition Driver. If that is the case, you will not have the Audio Enhancements and probably the best you can do with this older motherboard and Win 10 audio.
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  4.    19 Mar 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 PRO x64
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    According to the ASUS site, this has VIA HD Audio, however there is no Win 10 drivers listed. There are no Win 8.1 drivers listed either.
    There are Win 7 drivers listed however, in most cases they are not compatible. Usually you need Win 8.1 drivers to be Win 10 compatible.

    I suspect Windows installed the generic, basic function, High Definition Driver. If that is the case, you will not have the Audio Enhancements and probably the best you can do with this older motherboard and Win 10 audio.
    Well isn't there a way to force Audio Enhancements to enable on my PC? Usually there are workarounds and or Fixes For these types of things. If not, then Thanks for the help.. But i can in no way afford a new motherboard. I hope you guys have a good experience.
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  5.    19 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
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    Win 10

    I don't use any enhancements on my PC, which has Realtek. But if you must have something, look at possibly some free add that will give you what you want. I haven't done any searches but there are probably some things available such as an EQ. Some media program may also have some options.
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  6.    19 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,002
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    It's quite possible the following approach may not help or create problems. You have been warned.

    And see this: beware.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-9ab5c75d6975

    Following the idea of downloading from the manufacturer's site, you can experiment- if you wish to take the risk- thus:

    VIA Drivers and Support Packages Download

    You might be lucky. But note that they say
    we strongly recommend you obtain the system-validated and certified audio drivers directly from your system manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer

    You'd also have to check the chip supported by the driver is what you have.
    If you want to take the risk, make sure you back up before trying it. Hopefully you use Macrium Reflect or similar to routinely create disk images.
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  7.    19 Mar 2017 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Il Just Use an EQ program Thanks
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