Screen recording with no audio is a common issue that may occur on different operating systems and applications. And Windows users may be no stranger to this issue when recording. If you encounter no audio when recording the screen on Windows, just follow the tips below to fix the screen recording no sound problem now.
Carina Carina | Updated on Nov 17, 2023
How to Fix No Sound When Recording Video on Windows 10

Why Is There No Sound in My Screen Recording on Windows 10?

Since the screen recording no sound is a common issue on Windows, there are a number of factors that can trigger this issue. The following gives some main causes and you can have a look.

Outdated device drivers - A simple update can fix the issue.

Wrong settings - You may select the wrong recording device or have some incorrect settings in the Sound settings.

Issues with the recording tool - Sometimes the issue may not occur with the computer's settings but with the recording application you are using. So give another screen recorder app a try.

How to Fix the Windows 10 Screen Recording No Sound Issue?

1: Check to Update Windows

When your screen record no sound, you can first verify that all Windows Updates are installed.

Tips about how to update Windows 10:

1. Go to “Start” and enter the “Settings” window;
2. Find the “Update & Security” section and click it.
3. Press “Check for updates” in the “Windows Update” section.
4.1. If the status says, “You’re up to date”, then skip this fix solution.
4.2. If the status says, “Updates are available,” select Install now.
5. Choose the updates you want to install and click “Install”.
6. Restart your PC to see if the sound is working now.

Screen Recording Sound Not Working

2. Update Audio Drivers

Drivers that are outdated or faulty might create hardware issues that may cause the no sound issue. Make sure that your audio driver is up to date and, if necessary, upgrade it.

How to update the audio driver:

1. Press “Windows + X” and select “Device Manager” from the popup window.
2. Find the “Sound, video, and game controllers” option and double-click it.
3. Right-click the driver and press “Update driver”.
4. In the new pop-up window, choose “Search automatically for drivers”.
Wait for the scan to complete and then install the available updates.

Screen Recording No Sound on Windows

3. Enable Microphone and Recording Device

If your computer has many recording devices, some of them may be disabled. That might result in the audio recording not working issue.

To fix this problem, you need:

1. Right-click the Sound icon on the taskbar and choose “Sound”.
2. Switch to the Recording tab, right-click the recording device, and then enable it.
You can make the recording device the default if you have multiple recording devices installed on your computer and Windows is unsure which one to use. Then Windows will start recording audio with the default one for all situations. You can also switch the recording devices each time you want to record one or the other.

Windows 10 Record Screen No Sound

4. Permit Audio Recording

The privacy option gives you more control over how you and other people access the installed hardware. And if the recording apps are set not to access the microphone, then you may face the no sound issue. Just follow the steps below to enable the audio recording.

1. Open “Settings” by going to the “Start” menu function or using the hotkey “Windows + I”.
2. Enter the “Privacy” section and find the “Microphone” tab in the left pane.
3. Enable the “Allow apps to access your microphone” option.
4. Scroll down to enable the recording apps' access to your microphone.

Windows 10 Screen Recorder No Audio

5. Adjust the Microphone Level

If you still can’t record the screen with sound on Windows 10, you can check the microphone level and set it to a proper level for recording.

1. Right-click the Sound icon on the taskbar and choose “Sound”.
2. Switch to the Recording tab, right-click the recording device and select "Properties".
3. Select the "Levels" tab and make the necessary changes.

Windows Screen Recorder No Sound

6. Run Audio Troubleshooter

Running the Microsoft dedicated audio recording troubleshooter is also a workable way to solve any problem with the audio. It can automatically detect and repair audio issues that prevent screen recording with sound. The following are the steps to launch an audio troubleshooter.

1. Press “Windows + I” to open Settings and select “Update & Security”.
2. Choose “Troubleshoot” in the left pane and click “Additional troubleshooters”.
3. Move down to select “Recording Audio” and press “Run the troubleshooter”.

Windows Screen Recorder No Sound

7. Clean Boot the PC

If there is no audio when recording the screen, some apps and programs may be preventing you from recording audio on your computer. Then you can try to place your machine in "Clean Boot" to identify any third-party apps causing the no sound problem.

Here are the how-to steps:

1. Press “Windows + R” and type “msconfig”, then click OK to enter the “System Configuration” window.
2. Choose “Selective startup” in the General tab, and then uncheck “Load startup items”.
3. Switch to the “Services” tab, check the box “Hide all Microsoft services” and then click “Disable all”.
4. Switch to the “Startup” option and click “Open Task Manager”. Disable the startup programs.
5. Back to the “System Configuration” window and click “Apply”, then choose “OK".
6. Restart the computer and then record the screen again.

Screen Recorder Windows 10 No Sound

How to Record a Screen with Audio on Windows?

As stated previously, the screen recorder not recording audio might be caused by the screen video and audio recorder in use, not the problem with your PC. So you can check the updates with the app you're using to see if the issue can be fixed.

Before going through the listed solutions, you can also try a different recording application to start recording with audio if there is no sound issue on Windows with your screen recording in the default recorder. A good choice is WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It offers a built-in screen recorder that can help you record everything with internal and external sound on a Windows PC. You can also use it to record audio only. Before recording, you can adjust the recording mode, region, format, quality, and frame rate, and turn on the GPU acceleration (if your computer supports hardware acceleration) to make the screen recording meet your desires.

Free downloadFree download HD Video Converter Factory Pro to your PC, and let’s see how to capture the screen with sound with it.

Free Download

Compatible with Windows

100% Clean & Safe

Free Download

Step 1. Launch the software after the installation and open the “Recorder”. Select one recording mode at the top of the interface, and then adjust the recording region.

Step 2. Customize the recording format, quality, and frame rate, or leave the settings as default.

Step 3. Check the audio source you want to record with the screen. You can choose the Desktop to record the screen with system sound or the Microphone to record the screen with your voice or combine both of them.

Step 4. Set an output folder, and then click the red "REC" button to start recording. Once you finish the recording, you can press “Ctrl + F1” to stop recording.

Screen Record With Audio on Windows 10

More Than Just a HD Video Recorder

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides more practical functions than a recording screen with audio.
*Change video and audio formats to solve incompatible issues;
*Edit recordings and other videos by trimming, cropping, merging, etc.
*Reduce video and audio file size with high-quality preserved;
*Downloading movies and music from 1000+ sites;
*Make GIFs, ringtones, split screens, extracting subtitles and audio...
Get this excellent video processing tool now!

Bottom Line

Hope the listed tips can help you fix the screen record no sound problem on Windows. If the problem still exists after changing the settings on your PC, you can consider giving the Windows built-in screen recorder alternative a try. Apart from recording, it can do more for you.

Thanks for your reading!

Best DVD Converter and Editor for Windows
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional DVD ripping program that can easily rip any DVD, be it homemade or commercial, to all popular formats including MP4, MKV, MP3, WAV, H264, H265, Android, iPhone, etc. without a hitch. It also lets you edit and compress DVD videos at high efficiency. Download it to enjoy the fast and trouble-free DVD ripping experience.

* Please DO NOT use it to rip any copy-protected DVDs for commercial use.

Specialized in multimedia software solutions.
Since 2009

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2009-2024 WonderFox Soft, Inc.All Rights Reserved

Back to Top