Enhancements tab missing from both speakers and microphone properties since Windows 10 update

That is basically what I see. There's no enhancements, it was there in Windows 8.1. It was gone when I updated to Windows 10.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Conexant SmartAudio HD driver, tried downloading the driver from Toshiba's website that matched my laptop's model, tried updating the driver, nothing works. 

Is there a way to bring back the enhancements tab?

 
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Hi,

I have check on a Windows 10 computer and was able to see and work with the sound enhancements.

If you are not able to see the same then it could be because the sound card installed on the computer do not have the ability for displaying sound enhancements or the sound card drivers are corrupt.

 

Step 1:

You may try uninstalling and re-installing the sound card drivers from device manager and

a. Type in Device Manager in the Start Screen. Select the same.

b. Expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers in the Device Manager Window.

c.Right click on the Device.

d.Click on Properties.

e.Click on Driver Tab.

f.Click on Uninstall drivers.

g.Click OK.

 

Now restart the computer and install the latest drivers and check if the issue still persists.

 

Step 2:

If the issue still persists, reinstall the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website and check.

What is the make and model of the sound card or the laptop?

 

Please get back with the issue status.

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Hello, I solved the issue myself.

I did this by uninstalling Conexant SmartAudio Audio from control panel > all programs, then I restarted my computer and the enhancement tab was back.

Thank you for replying though, your solution might work for others that experience the same problem as myself.

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I have the same problem. 

My computer came with Realtek High Definition Audio.

I tried deleting/reinstalling, didn't work, I then tried updating, still didn't work.

Should I install a different brand of driver?

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even i have the same problem.. anyone plz reply as soon as possible

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I have the same problem!

I am using the Lenovo Thinkpad T430.

After upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10, the sound enhancements tab is gone! The main problem is that this option is not working fine on Windows 10 so it has been removed automatically.

The only way to have the sound enhancements back is removing the updated sound driver and install the old one from the Lenovo hompage.

However, the sound enhancements will work for a short time only. Then the windows will automatically disable it and update the new sound driver.

Without sound enhancements, the sound is terrible as it has no bass boot option.

Now, I am still waiting for a new sound driver update from Lenovo (the newest one which is compatible with my laptop on their homepage was released from 2013!) :(

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I wouldnt uninstall any drivers just yet, not until you are sure you have a new one to download right away you may find yourself stuck with no sound at all

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On my realtek, I uninstalled the realtek audio and it worked great for me.

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After further investigation it turns out that I have a set of beats audio speakers installed on my hp laptop. The software, beatsaudio, governs the audio and recording experience. There is a tab in there connecting to the Microsoft settings. That's probably why the Enhancements tab is not visible on my laptop at least. I bet that this is the case for many others who have Windows 10 installed on their hardware, and yet there is another software connected to the speakers that "removes" the enhancements tab. What speakers do you have? This audio software can be accessed, for me, via the arrow up tab in the bottom right hand corner of my screen, to the left of the power icon. Manipulating the settings in that software increased the volume for me WITHOUT the enhancements tab or having to uninstall any drivers.

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I have the same problem. I just got this new HP Notebook, and my speakers settings has the same problems. Only this time this thing is up to date with the drivers...

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Right click the sound icon; click troubleshoot; at the end of the troubleshoot you will see an

Open Enhancements tab. Click on it and click on Levels tab. That should help you out.

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