1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Multiple High Definition Audio Devices


    Why do I have multiple High Definition Audio Devices.

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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Video card, motherboard, some peripherals like a webcam with a mic, or even a monitor can all have their own drivers.
    So depending on your hardware, you'll have more drivers.

    Mine are listed a bit more specific tan yours though:
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Nottingham, England
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Best to uninstall them all and which ever is meant to be there will return
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 547
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    They are all working don't delete them, If there was a problem you would see a yellow exclamation mark.

    Could be speakers, HDMI, Microphone, lots of stuff be happy.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,190
    Win 10

    "High Definition" audio drivers usually mean that the actual hardware driver for the device has not been installed and Windows has installed a generic, basic function, driver. Best to install the correct hardware device driver, which is a full feature driver.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you for all your replies.

    The reason I was asking about the multiple audio devices because I had some sound issue, like echo, and was suspecting some conflicting audio drivers. This is an old Dell XPS 1800 with W10 upgraded from W7. It runs very well for all my needs, except for this occasional audio issue. I replaced speakers, checked for latest drivers, ran troubleshooting......sometimes the problem corrects itself and then comes back.

    -BBDS
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  7.    6 Days Ago #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Thread Starter

    After struggling with the sound issue for so long, I decided to follow kingtez1984 advice and uninstalled all sound drivers and restarted my PC. The problem has disappeared.

    Is this the magical permanent fix I was looking for.......time will tell.

    Thank you all for your inputs.
    -BBDS
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