Fix Equalizer APO Not Working in Windows 10

The Problem

Equalizer APO is not taking any effect in Windows 10.

The Solution

  1. Open the Configurator program by searching for it in Start.
  2. Select your device and check “Troubleshooting options“.
  3. Choose “Install as SFX/EFX (experimental)“.
  4. Restart Windows.

In recent versions of Windows 10, UWP apps like “Movies & TV” may not get processed by Equalizer APO even with this fix.

avatar
20 Comment threads
5 Thread replies
24 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
24 Comment authors
MarkChrisOskarJeremy from CanadaPato Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Kamer Veselji
Guest
Kamer Veselji

This did not work for me.

Duy
Guest
Duy

Fak! That works!

However, I don’t understand why it didn’t take any effect since the first time installing it worked. I messed up with Razor Surround software, installed and finally removed it then Equalizer APO no longer work.

Paul
Guest
Paul

This did not work for me either. When I first installed APO on Windows 10, it worked great but it suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. Exactly the same problem on a different desktop with Windows 10 Pro (1803) 64-bit.

AntiSpamProtection
Guest
AntiSpamProtection

This did not fix anything, instead, it made no audio come at all

Adam
Guest
Adam

Thanks. This worked!

Jamie Taylor
Guest
Jamie Taylor

This fixed it for me! Thanks so much!

Guest
Guest
Guest

This worked for me!!! Thank you so, so much. This was really starting to get frustrating. My headset lacks a little punch in the bass department, so I was upset that the software wasn’t working initially. Thanks again!

jason
Guest
jason

This worked for me on windows 10 thanks

Bob
Guest
Bob

Thank you very much, It worked for me 🙂

Jason A.
Guest
Jason A.

Thank you so much! It worked for me on HP 14 Laptop! 🙂

Honza Pačuta
Member
Honza Pačuta

Thanks, that did it for me.

Joseph Maggio
Guest
Joseph Maggio

FIX EQUALIZER APO NOT WORKING IN WINDOWS 10

Ray
Guest
Ray

Wow, was NOT expecting this to work, thankyou!

Thomas
Guest
Thomas

Worked as intended, thank you so much!!

Kululul Uluolulu
Guest
Kululul Uluolulu

Worked, thank you sir !

Pato
Guest
Pato

Amazing, just the fix I needed. My EQ is now registering changes and I can hear them.

Jeremy from Canada
Guest
Jeremy from Canada

This worked for me (used peace) 01-12-2019 🙂

Oskar
Guest
Oskar

Thank you so much, this worked well. (Used Peace)

Chris
Guest
Chris

This just isn’t working. Have tried the fix mentioned above. Unbelieveable that Windows has gone backwards since Win7, and no-one seems to be complaining. No drag and drop in MS’s pointless “Groove” app, and now no possible way to get basic EQ system-wide without paying for an app (Realtek also… Read more »

Mark
Guest
Mark

Thanks so much for this whoever posted it! I had copy channel working more by look with the Microsoft HD audio driver, but when I switched to Realtek audio drivers (damn I hate Realtek audio drivers), it never worked, no matter what I tried. And it seems since Windows 10… Read more »