Windows 10 2004 Update Breaks 3.5mm Headphone Jack (My Fix)

Did your Windows 10 system recently update to version 2004? Did your 3.5mm headphone jack stop working? Below are the steps I took to resolve the problem.

  1. Log into machine with administrative privileges
  2. Open Device Manager
  3. Click on Sound
  4. In the action menu pick Add Legacy
  5. Click Next
  6. Manually install the hardware
  7. Pick Sound
  8. Select Realtek
  9. Select the 2015 driver (the latest driver will cause problems)
  10. Reboot your computer and enjoy your, hopefully, working headphones!

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