How cool is it to have a feature that allows you to transfer the sound playing on your computer’s video on your speaker? Well. Skype has just the feature like this called Share System Sound and it is as cool as it sounds. As per recent reports, there have been complaints stating that Skype Share System Sound not working on Windows and this, has become a matter of worry now.
This option has been a lifesaver in many screen sharing sessions and this feature not working is just causing anxiety amongst people and avid users of Skype on Windows. Furthermore, many users have reported that nothing they do fixes the issue and still, it just keeps lingering. So, if you are under the same circumstances, don’t your worry at all, as Fixing Port is here to your rescue as always.
In this article, we will give you the solution to your problems with various means and methods you can apply to fix your problem. But, before we dive into the problem, it is important for you to understand what might have caused this problem. So, without any delay, let’s dive right in.
Causes Of Skype Share System Sound Not Working
As per accumulated data and statistical analysis of the persisting technical issue revolving around Skype Share System Sound Not Working, in 90% of these cases, there have been only two prominent causes that seem to surface up the visible roof. We have mentioned both the probable causes below. Keep reading to know more about it.
- Interference from Windows: There have been cases where interference from Windows is the root cause of this persisting problem. Many times, Windows disables sound systems when it detects a call – incoming or outgoing. This is perfect for regular calls, but in the case of Skype Share System, this setting doesn’t seem to work in its favour and moreover, hampers it. This issue can be solved by changing the settings on your Windows PC or through Skype Client.
- Faulty Audio Drives: As you know, every sound-related aspect on your PC is controlled by Audio Drivers. If these Audio Drivers are old or faulty, many problems may surface up which includes an error in Skype Share System as well. So, the best solution here is to update your Audio Drivers to its latest version which will resolve the problem, if that happens to be the root cause.
Now, as we have identified the causes that might have triggered this issue, let’s look at the method in which we can solve and resolve these issues permanently.
Fix 1: Sound Settings in Control Panel
Without confusing you any further, just follow the exact steps given below and get going:
- First things first, open the Control Panel on your device.
- Now, after this step, look for Hardware and Sound > Sound.
- To switch to the Recording Tab, you need to click at the top of your Windows screen and select the device you are using or enquiring about. Now, in the Recordings Tab, check if your microphone is enabled.
- After completing this step, select the Properties which will be placed on the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Once you are here, Select Device Usage.
- Here, establish the option to Use this Device by enabling it.
- Inside the sound window, look for Communication tab and go there. This step has to be done after completing the above-mentioned step.
- Now, you will find the When Windows Detects Communications Activity option.
- In here, you will have to select the option to Do Nothing. This should be the fourth option on the given list.
- After you have done this, click on OK to apply the given changes.
- Open Skype to see if the problem still persists. If it still does, move on to the next solution we have for you.
Fix 2: Stop Automatic Adjusting of Speaker Settings
This solution is also pretty similar to the first one, given the fact that it deals with automatic adjustment of speaker settings. The only major difference here is, this time the settings will be changed from the Skype Client itself. So, without any delay, let’s see how this is done:
- Launch the Skype App on your PC – this can be done by simply searching Skype on your search bar.
The methods are slightly different based on the source of your App download.
Classic Skype – Downloaded from Official Website
- If you have the classic Skype application, then the first thing you will need to do is visit the Menu option.
- Now, select Tools > Options.
- Go to the Audio Settings and then you will need to de-select the boxes next to the following options – Automatically Adjust Microphone Settings & Automatically Adjust Speaker Settings.
- Before leaving this space, make sure to hit the save button which will save your recent changes.
Pre-installed Skype by Windows 10
- On your home screen, you will find three horizontal dots, click on that. You can find this next to your profile picture.
- Now, a drop-down menu will appear. Here, look for the Settings option.
- After this, move to the Audio & Video tab which is placed inside the Settings window.
- Here, switch off the toggle next to this option – Automatically Adjust Microphone Settings.
- Do not forget to select the default microphone and speaker option in both the cases.
Fix 3: Update Your System Audio Drivers
As we already mentioned, in some cases, you might need to update your audio drivers. So, let’s see how to do it:
- Click on the Start Button.
- On the search bar, look for Device Manager or Alternatively, you can perform the following command as well – Windows Key + R key combination and then type the following devmgmt.msc and then click on OK.
- After coming here, look for the Sound, Video and Game Controllers option and click on it.
- Now, right-click on each option and update the drivers.
- You will need to search automatically for updated driver software and check if there is any update available. Repeat this process for each and every item.
- After the update, check if the Skype Share System Sound not working on Windows is fixed or not. By any chance, even if this is an unsuccessful mission, we still have a last resort for you. Keep reading to know more.
Fix 4: Reinstall Skype
The last method left to try out here is to reinstall Skype on your PC. Follow this method as stated below to try your last option out without any hassle:
- Click on the Start option.
- Now, search and click on Control Panel.
- Now, in the Control Panel, you need to select the view as Category which is located in the right-hand corner of the screen.
- Under the Uninstall a Program Option, click on Programs
- Search for Skype in Control Panel and then hit Uninstall or Repair option.
- Go to the following location as mentioned below
- By any chance, you are not able to view the AppData folder, you might need to turn the view option on.
- Select View > Hidden Items.
- After doing this, you will be able to view the hidden items and the PC will remember this change in your future operations as well.
- Now, open Skype’s folder.
- Search the file named xml.
- After this, right-click on this file and click on Delete.
- You will have to open the folder which is stored and named after your Skype ID and then, delete the config.xml
- Now, go back to the Roaming folder, right-click on this and select Rename.
- Set it to Skype_old.
- After completing this process, download Skype again. This should solve your problem.
That’s all for today. We hope you liked reading this article as much as we loved writing this for you. This article should have solved your issue and you must have got a definite solution for the same.
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