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25 Feb 2010  
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

when I enable 5.1 sound in my controle pannel only the front speakers work while playing music through WMP, I do however get surround sound in games and dvds
That is exactly what is supposed to happen. Unless your music is being played from a DVD-A or was encoded in 5.1 all it will playback as is stereo. You want music to play in 5.1 you have to use some form of upmixing; CMSS3D on Creative cards, Stereo Surround/Fill/Expand or something similar on other sound cards, or Dolby Digital Live (or DTS Connect) if it is supported by the card.
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