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[Solved] Windows 10 Notification Sound Not Working

"I got the new updates for Windows 10. For first few days everything worked perfectly. But now the notification and windows startup sound is not working. The notifications pop up on the screen but no sound is heard! So please any working solution is needed guys! Any kind of help and guidance will be appreciated! "
-From Microsoft discussion forum

In most cases we will not have any problem after a Windows update. If you are faced with Windows notification sound stop working after Windows 10 update, for example, when a new email arrives a notification bar appears under the right side of the screen but no sound. Read on and find a solution in this article.

Notification sound not working after Windows 10 update

Prior we conclude it is a real issue, let's verify you've turned on notification sounds in Windows 10. Here are the steps:

Navigate to Control Panel on your PC and tap Sound. In Sound dialog, scroll down to Notification in Program Events section.

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In Sounds section, make sure you've selected a sound from the options. If you select None, the sound is turned off and you cannot receive any notification sound in Windows.

If you've ruled out the improper settings and the problems started right after a Windows update, I would suggest you try the following methods and check if that helps.

Method 1. Uninstall particular Windows updates

If the notification sound stopped working after a particular update, then try to remove the particular Windows update to see if that makes any difference. For example, you cannot get notification alert for incoming emails after an update related with your email client, try to remove that update to fix the sound issue.

To uninstall an unwanted Windows update:

1. Type "View Installed Updates" in Search box and tap View Installed Updates – Control Panel from the Search results.

2. Select the unwanted update from the list and click Uninstall button.

3. If it prompts for confirmation, just confirm it.

After uninstalling the update, restart your PC to check whether everything is fine now. It this does the trick, please temporary block the update from automatically installing again.

If uninstalling the updates still cannot get the notification sound work again, please try to perform a system restore.

Method 2. System Restore

System Restore doesn't change your personal files, but it might remove recently installed apps and drivers. Here are the steps.

Follow the instructions to restore your PC to earlier. Now the notification sound should work without any problem.

Hence, if your Windows 10 notification sound does not work after updating to Windows 10, try the tips and tricks to resolve quickly. You may also have interest in topics about recover Windows 10 password, or fix Windows 10 update error 80240020 .

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