Transfered from another thread. Needed its own page
Thought i would relate my own experiences/problems. I am generally happy except for the following problems.
All was going fine until i went to use headphones to listen to something. Sound from the inbuilt speakers work fine but once i plug in headphones or external speakers into the audio out jack the sound cuts out. Cant seem to find and way of reactivating it throught the sound settings.
Next i discovered neither the screensaver function or the power saving functions (turning off the screen when PC is idle, automatic sleep mode etc) would work under 10. Always worked fine with 7. Not a massive problem as i can manualy shut the screen off or put the PC into sleep mode but if you forget to do it it will mean everything stays on, wasting power and probably working components longer and harder than they need to.
Whilst trying to sort out these problems i discovered a bigger problem. Windows Update will not work. Since i upgraded some updates to 10 had been released but instead of automaticaly downloading and installing like 7 does, these updates needed downloading and installing manual. Fine, except i cant even do that! Installation of updats fails each time i try.
Not being able to update is a big problem, it not only means the software cant keep up to date like Microsoft promise, but with a new OS, fixes to glitches and bugs arent accessible. Worse, a PC will become vunerable to security threats as the inbuilt secutity application (Windows Defender) wont get updated either.
I am frustrated. I like Windows 10 but the above problems are significant and need solving before i can fully commit to it, or recomend it to family members etc.
If anyone else has encountered these problems and has any insight into solving them i would be keen to find out more.
Aura replied to this in the other thread. I have followed up on their suggestions.
I have managed to update the audio driver - went into Device manager found the driver and ran an update on it. It found a 10 driver (VIA HD Audio for windows 10). Bit confused, thought the audio card/driver was a Realtek one. No matter. Rebooted the PC and tried playing sound with headphones. Worked fine, until i unplugged the headphones then the speakers didnt work. Looked into this and found that for some reason i can now play sound either through speakers or headphones but not both, one has to be 'turned off' tho use the other. In the past the speakers worked until headphones were plugged into the jack then the speakers automatically cut out and vice versa. Not a massive problem as i mostly use headphones with that machine anyway.
Windows Updates. These were failing but after 'fixing' the sound i went into Updates to see if they now worked or to find an error code if not. After a false start the pending updates appear to have downloaded and installed sucessfully. Will monitor it though in case the problem arises again. Might still be a 'bug' affectiing Updates or perhaps it was a firewall issue thats now resolved itself.
Graphics Card/driver issue preventing screensaver working or the screen from going into power save mode. No resolution as yet. Cant find the problem in Device Manager - all the visual/graphics based drivers report up to date. Any help here would be welcome.