One of the leading Operating Systems, Windows always tries to provide you with the best services. But, sometimes you may face several issues using this OS on your PC. An error might appear saying ‘Windows has detected that audio enhancements‘ while using your PC. This error mainly occurs when Windows detects multiple audio output devices. You might encounter this error when you try to access the Sound Settings of your computer. There might be other several reasons behind the error.
What Causes Audio Enhancement Error?
Many users encounter the error with a message that says ‘Windows has detected that audio enhancements for the following device are causing problems‘ while processing media files. The main reason behind this error lies in the audio output devices of your PC. If Windows detects some newly added audio output devices in your PC, then you might face such errors. If you are facing the error, it’s because you have set up an audio device that is incompatible with the audio enhancements settings. You can also face the error even if you haven’t updated the audio driver in a while.
Proven Solutions To Fix The Audio Enhancements Error
As there are different reasons for the issue, there should be multiple solutions for them. You can have a concise look at the section below in order to solve the ‘Windows Has Detected That Audio Enhancements..’ error in your PC.
Sometimes, the error arises due to outdated Windows OS. You can easily solve the error by updating Windows to its latest version. If you are wondering how you can do so, then follow the section below.
First, press the Windows button and type in ‘Windows Update’ in the search menu.
After that, another page will open where you would find the option ‘Check for Updates’, click on it to check if any updates are available.
If Windows finds pending updates, then it would ask you to download them. Therefore, click on the ‘Install Updates’ button in order to update.
By following these steps you can check for Windows Update and install them on your PC. After completing the Update process, you should check if you have successfully resolved the issue.
Update Audio Driver
If you have added a new audio output device to your computer, it might not always be compatible with the installed audio driver. In such cases, you need to update the audio driver to its latest versions. Sometimes, updating the audio drivers to their latest versions can solve issues like this.
In order to update the audio driver of your PC, you can stick to the following steps as mentioned in the section below.
At the very beginning of the process, press the Windows + R to open the Run window in a new tab.
As the Run window appears, type in ‘devmgmt.msc‘ and press the Enter key.
After that, the Device Manager menu will open where you have to select the audio driver. Usually, you can locate the audio driver under the Sound section of the list that appears on the Device driver list.
Now, right-click on the audio driver and select ‘Update Driver’ or ‘Update Driver Software’ from the available options. It will open another dialog box with some more options in it.
In the next step, you should click on ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ from the options available in the new window.
After that, it will start downloading if there is an update available for the audio driver. Just follow the on-screen instruction that will lead you to update the audio driver to its latest version.
Now as you have completely updated the audio driver to its latest version, you should check if the issue still exists.
Use Windows Troubleshooter
If the above steps didn’t help you, then you can try this one. Sometimes, the issue can be solved using the Windows Troubleshooter. This is an inbuilt tool that you can find in Windows OS and use it to fix various issues. So, in case you have the error ‘Windows has detected that audio enhancements for the following device are causing problems’.
Have a look at the following steps to run the Windows Troubleshooter in order to solve the error that you have encountered using your Windows PC.
Press Windows + R buttons simultaneously from the keyboard and then press the Enter key.
As the Run window appears, type in ‘control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting‘ and press the Enter key.
It will open the Troubleshoot window. As the Troubleshoot window opens, click on ‘Hardware and Devices’ to run it.
Afterward, select the device that is causing the error and click on Next from the bottom-right corner of the menu.
Now, select the Speakers from the list and click on the Next button from the menu.
If the Troubleshooter detects the error with Audio Enhancements, then it will ask you to open ‘Audio Enhancements’ option to fix it. To do so, click on ‘Yes, Open Audio Enhancements’ from the appeared list.
After that, the Troubleshooter will redirect you to the Speaker Properties window. You can do so by unchecking ‘Disable all Sound effects’ checkbox and then click on Apply button.
Now, the Speaker Properties window will close itself and then, you should click on ‘Apply this fix’ on the Windows Troubleshooter window.
This entire process will help you to disable the audio enhancement of your PC.
Manually Disable Audio Enhancements
If the Troubleshooter couldn’t help you to fix the issue, then you can manually disable the audio enhancements. In order to do so, follow the steps as mentioned in the section below.
At first, right-click on the Volume icon that appears on the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Now, again right-click on the ‘Playback Devices’ option from the menu which will open a new window with a list of speakers.
In the new window, select the Speaker and right-click on it. Then, select Properties from the menu that would open the Speakers Properties of your PC.
Go to the Enhancement tab and uncheck ‘Disable all enhancements’ from the list that appears right before you.
After that, click on the Apply button to save all the changes you performed in the Sound Properties window and click OK.
You can follow these steps to manually disable the audio enhancements of your PC. Now, you can check if the issue persists.
If you are facing the error with the message ‘Windows has detected that audio enhancements‘, then you can follow this article. Hope this write-up was helpful.