[Fixed] C-Media USB Audio Device Drivers Not Installed on Windows 10

After upgrading system to Windows 10, the plugging-in C-Media USB audio device such as cad u37 microphone cannot working well. In device manager, you can only find it on the other devices with a yellow exclamation. And it reminds you in general tab: the USB audio device driver not installed. So if it does not have a driver installed, you cannot use the microphone.


1: Uninstall the USB Audio Device Driver

2: Update C-Media USB Audio Driver

Solution 1: Uninstall the USB Audio Device Driver

If the C-Media USB audio device driver does not installed well, you can uninstall it. After it is uninstalled, Windows 10 can install it again.

1. Click Win + R, and type devmgmt.msc in the run box to open device manager.

2. Expand Other devices, right-click the C-Media device, and choose Uninstall device.

uninstall cmedia usb audio device driver

3. Check Delete the driver software for this device and then click Uninstall.


After that, Windows will uninstall the device driver for your computer.

4. Return to device manager, and click Scan for hardware changes. Windows will start rescan the computer devices and reinstall the driver for C-Media USB device.

scan for hardware changes

If this cannot help you to solve the problem, go ahead to view other solution.

Solution 2: Update C-Media USB Audio Driver

If Windows cannot help you install the right driver, you can install the compatible driver.

1. Right-click the C-Media USB audio device, and select Update Driver Software.

2. Choose Browse my computer for driver software.

browse my computer

3. Choose Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

let me pick a driver

4. Check Show Compatible hardware, you will see the compatible hardware. And you can choose High Definition Audio Device. And then click Next.

cmedia compatible hardware

5. Click Yes. The warning is normal because you will install a compatible hardware driver.

update driver warning

After that, system will install the driver.

If install the compatible hardware drivers cannot help you to solve this problem, you can download and update the C-Media USB audio driver in the next two ways.

You can download it from the C-Media manufacturer’s website. Entering the C-Media official site, find the C-Media device, and then download it. After download finished, you can install it manually.

If you have any problem of doing it manually, you can use Driver Booster to help you download and update C-Media driver automatically. This will be an effective way. You can view the solution from here: update C-Media drivers in manually way and automatically way.

Wish this article can help you solve C-Media USB audio device drivers not installed problem.


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