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Windows 7: Extremely low volume in headphones/speakers

12 Jan 2011   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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19 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am bumping this in the hopes that Wulfrich will get an e-mail message saying there was a reply to his thread.

Wulfrich, I have the same problem. Did you solve it? If so, how?
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05 Aug 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is a very belated reply but I was having issues as well trying to hear with my headphones instead of speakers. What I've found to help is to do the following:

1. Right click the volume icon next to your time display
2. Click Open Volume Mixer
3. Adjust the volume of the program/application that you're watching/listening to media on. For my case it was Adobe Flash Player as I was having trouble hearing things on Youtube and other sites that run Adobe Flash Player.

Hope this helps someone.
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24 Feb 2014   #14

winblows 7 paid a premium 16 nybble
Same problem

does this too
Can't find a fix, I disabled something and rebooted windows and it worked once and then went back to it's old ways next reboot. Don't have this problem in linux mint which works perfectly (dual boot) headphones volume is just too low in windows. Can't find a solution by changing drivers or maxxing out everything. Argh. Speakers are louder than my in ears lol.
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13 May 2014   #15

Window 7 Professional 64bit

I unplugged my dell laptop, took the battery out waited 30 seconds, put the battery back in. Once I booted back up the headphone volume was fixed.
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