If you have been using Equalizer APO and Peace Equalizer for a long time or only just downloaded it, you’ve probably become very fond of them and rely on them to fine-tune audio quality on your devices. Unfortunately, you may encounter some issues with both Equalizer APO and Peace not working on Windows 11. Although they run fine, they don’t actually adjust the audio quality.

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After all this time you would think that Microsoft would have finally included some kind of equalizer system on their operating systems. Even Windows 11 still doesn’t have a built-in sound equalizer that allows you to fine-tune the sound for the individual devices connected to your computer. Thankfully most of us just use Equalizer APO coupled with Peace Equalizer as a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to solve this problem.

Recently though, there have been some issues with Equalizer APO not working on Windows 11, which is almost always caused by Windows updates that either break or reset your Equalizer Settings. While this issue is a little less frequent than it was in the earlier Windows versions, it’s still quite annoying and something we will probably have to deal with for a while yet. So how exactly do you fix Equalizer APO not working or stopped working on Windows 11?

Equalizer APO and Peace Equalizer not working on Windows 11 anymore. Fix Peace Equalizer & Equalizer APO not working on Windows 11.

  • To begin, the first thing you will need to do is uninstall the Equalizer APO client from your computer.
  • Once you have uninstalled Equalizer APO, you will then need to uninstall Peace Equalizer. When you have removed both from your device, restart your computer.
  • Now that you have removed both components from your computer go back into the location you had them installed and delete any remaining folders that may be left behind.
  • When you’ve checked that everything has been uninstalled you can re-download the latest versions of both.

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  • They have both recently been updated with better Windows 11 support so won’t break as often when Windows updates. That said major feature updates will probably still cause issues. So you will have to repeat these steps after any big updates.
  • Now that you have downloaded the newest version of both Equalizer APO and Peace Equalizer, install them as you normally would and everything will be working again.

Unfortunately, Windows updates may cause issues with Equalizer APO and Peace Equalizer from time to time in the future. Although they have both been updated to have better Windows 11 support and integration it’s hard to tell how Windows updates will affect each version.

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