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Windows 7: USB headset doesn't get Stereo mix

25 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
USB headset doesn't get Stereo mix

When i plugin my USB headset I hear some audio sources but not all, Stereo Mix doesn't seem to appear for the headset.

If i reboot the machine then everything is fine..

Any help on how I can avoid having to reboot?

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26 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

Sounds like the USB headset is not connecting correctly and when it does (unless rebooted) there is a corruption between the headset and Windows.

Try this and see if it helps. With the headset connected: go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the headset to highlight it and then Left click "Uninstall" (do not check the box to uninstall drivers). Then disconnect the headset and restart the PC. After Windows starts, connect the headset and Windows should detect new hardware and reinstall it. This fixes a lot of flakey problems and may take care of your problem.
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27 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional

I tried that - unfortunately it didn't seem to work.
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28 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

Does all the sound work OK otherwise, such as speakers, or a regular analog headset?

Does the USB headset have any drivers?
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07 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional

No there were no drivers. Don't much get drivers anymore for anything.

Anyway, what happens now is that when i plug it in the sound do come through the headset, but also the desktop speakers - and it doesn't seem possible to mute the desktop speakers short of turning them of.
But I suppose that is an improvement on the situation, so thank you for your help.
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