Updating windows manually
Note carefully that simply re-installing Audacity will not clear and reset your Audacity settings for preferences and plug-ins.
For instructions on how to achieve this please see Reset Audacity Settings.
There are some common issues which often arise when you Upgrade the Windows OS or install a new one.
Those are “CD/DVD driver is missing”, “graphic drivers are outdated”, or “wireless network driver is not working”., Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Save: On the download page, left-click the "installer" link (do not right-click).
Left-clicking pops up the download box for the Audacity installer or in Microsoft Edge starts the download at once (at this point you will be on the Foss Hub site where our downloads are hosted).
If you are looking forward to update drivers windows 10 after upgrade, then you can follow these simple steps: Here’s how: 1. Choose Small icons view for the Control Panel window. Once all the Control Panel programs appear, select Device Manager. Right-click the selected driver and choose ‘Update Driver Software’. In case you are looking for a graphic card driver to be updated, than you need to need to expand the ‘Display adapters’, right-click the chosen graphic card to select ‘Update Driver Software’. After selecting Update Driver Software, a pop-up window appears, providing you to choose from the two options for updating device driver. For manually updating the drivers, you will have to select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ 7.
However, as the drivers are installed one at a time, a user can choose to restart the system later.Note: The window after Driver Restore install shows the installed driver under the missing or outdated driver list.The user need not worry as the drivers have already been updated at the backend and once the system is restarted, the user will automatically find the drivers updated.Note: Some security applications will query or block installers running from the computer's temporary space.If you prefer not to use the installer (or security restrictions prevent installing applications), left-click the link for the "zip" file instead.
Then double-click the downloaded file to start the installer.