You need to have a real, physical NVIDIA graphics card in order to install NVIDIA drivers. However, the most important reason to update your NVIDIA drivers is for the added support and performance improvements when playing games. A Game Ready driver is basically a marketing term used by NVIDIA. For years now, they have been using the term “Game Ready” for introducing driver updates and software releases.

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If your default playback device is changed due to the driver update, then this results in no sound issue. Reset default playback device, and restore all the settings would help fix. From there, it’s a simple process of looking through the devices and checking the boxes of any to remove, then click Remove all checked when ready. A warning and confirmation window will appear to give you one last opportunity to back out. Click Remove all devices when you’re ready or Cancel to go back.

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Another way to ensure your system is patched against this issue is to install Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday update. Before you do so, however, keep in mind that it will likely break network printing. For an in-depth read about the security flaw discovered by Kyriakos Economou, take a look here.

Uninstall the existing Realtek Audio driver by clicking Start, Control Panel. The KB article that l0c0b0x mentioned includes a link to an API call that can be used on Windows XP and later (on Windows 2000 you delete .pnf and .inf files manually). To uninstall Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, Bloatware Uninstaller is also able to help you finish the removal with simple steps. In case, you want to install the driver again, you can read How to install Oka Mirror Audio Driver to know how to install it again. It’s also good practice to clear out the junk files like old caches, temporary files and other files you don’t need, regularly. CleanMyMac X has a couple of modules that can help with that too.

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This method is the most accurate method to reinstall sound drivers on your computer without any hassles. In that case, then you no longer have to update your audio driver. Select the Search automatically for updated driver software option and follow the on-screen prompts to install any available Realtek audio drivers. Sound drivers on Windows can be updated both manually and automatically. The manual is time-consuming and requires patience, while the automatic is easy and quick.

Select Camera from the left-hand menu and ensure that Zoom is checked. From the left-hand menu, select Privacy & Security. If other apps on your computer are using your webcam, this may stop Zoom from being able to access it. If the camera icon has a line through it, try clicking the Start Video icon to enable the webcam. In the menu bar, click on the small arrow next to the Video icon. Usually,you will see this option at the top-left portion of the window.