Hi! Just upgraded my desktop and laptop to Windows 10. Audacity 2.1.1 runs fine on my desktop, but won’t run on my laptop. It hangs trying to start. Any ideas?
Audacity does not officially support Windows 10 yet.
The first step on both machines (if you have not already done so) is to go to the web site of your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer and see if you can find audio drivers for Windows 10 meant for your specific computer.
If you have external sound cards, interfaces or microphones and the manufacturer offers their own firmware or drivers for those devices, go to the manufacturers’ web sites and update firmware and drivers to Windows 10. If external devices cannot be updated, selectively removing those devices then trying to launch Audacity again might help.
Also see this for other reasons Audacity might not launch http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#launch.