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.

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Kamer Veselji
Kamer Veselji
2 years ago

This did not work for me.

Duy
Duy
2 years ago

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
Paul
2 years ago

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
AntiSpamProtection
2 years ago

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

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

Thanks. This worked!

Jamie Taylor
Jamie Taylor
2 years ago

This fixed it for me! Thanks so much!

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

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
jason
1 year ago

This worked for me on windows 10 thanks

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Thank you very much, It worked for me 🙂

Jason A.
Jason A.
1 year ago

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

Honza Pačuta
Honza Pačuta
1 year ago

Thanks, that did it for me.

Joseph Maggio
Joseph Maggio
1 year ago

FIX EQUALIZER APO NOT WORKING IN WINDOWS 10

Ray
Ray
1 year ago

Wow, was NOT expecting this to work, thankyou!

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Worked as intended, thank you so much!!

Kululul Uluolulu
Kululul Uluolulu
1 year ago

Worked, thank you sir !

Pato
Pato
1 year ago

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

Jeremy from Canada
Jeremy from Canada
1 year ago

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

Oskar
Oskar
1 year ago

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

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

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
Mark
1 year ago

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 »

Michal K
Michal K
11 months ago

It helped me aswell, I’m so happy, such relief, thank you!

doufun11
doufun11
11 months ago

Thanks, it worked!! Finally can achieve the full potential of my HS50 pro’s.

Valen
Valen
11 months ago

This is indeed working for me with games on windows 10.

Oficial
Oficial
11 months ago

I have APO on a XPS DELL tower win windows 10 an it works well. Now I had installed APO on an Alienware DELL tower with W10 1909 version, but it dose not work. I have tried install again and again but I can not select the option Choose “Install… Read more »

Piotr
Piotr
9 months ago

Thank you so much! I tried reinstalling, cleaning the registry, turning on and off some audio enhancements but finally your solution did the trick! 🙂

Martin
Martin
8 months ago

THANKS! that works!

Dennis
Dennis
8 months ago

the problem for me is, i can’t open the configurator.

Luan
Luan
7 months ago

I had to use a older version of the realtek audio driver to have the enhancements tab and then the apo equalizer worked but I have to restart after first boot to get the audio working

Wurfen
Wurfen
7 months ago

Worked for me on windows 10

KG
KG
7 months ago

i double click on configurator.exe and nothing happens…..pls help

John
John
6 months ago

It worked for me

Acigam
Acigam
5 months ago

It worked, thank you..

Karl
Karl
4 months ago

Thank you, worked for me with Realtek/NVidia audio on Windows 10 version 2004

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

This method also breaks my audio and I can’t get ANY audio output. After I did this I had to reinstall the audio drivers to get it working. Been looking all over the internet but no solution in sight. Realtek AC 887 chipset here and I miss having integrated EQ… Read more »

Boobon Minski
Boobon Minski
7 days ago

It’s not enough to simply check the box next to your device. In order for the troubleshooter to work, you have to highlight the word next to the box also. Then the option to install as sfx/efx comes up.