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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Duplicated Playback devices - HELP removing them ?

23 Mar 2013   #1
jacko900000

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Windows 7 - Duplicated Playback devices - HELP removing them ?

Recently had some issues with my PC, My main profile corrupted all icons disappeared time wouldn't show etc etc.

Anyways onto the main issue.
I have a ACER computer with a 21" monitor HD running with a VGA cable.
I also have a 47" TV running to my computer via HDMI.

Now when I don't have my TV on I right click on the audio next to the clock and select 'Playback devices'
Before my old profile corrupted I only had 3 which were:
Monitor (rear audio jack)
HD TV (HDMI cable)
HiFi (Front audio jack)

NOW I only have 2 (front audio & HDMI) and getting a weird list of duplicated audio devices I've attached a screen shot.



When I enable them they do nothing !

Also can't put it do 'hide disabled' because when I disable my TV its a nightmare messing around getting it back.

Any ideas on just how to remove them completely ?!

Thanks, Jacko.


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24 Mar 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums jacko900000. A search seems to indicate these are "virtual sound card" listings. Some links point to Wondershare or other audio/video converter programs. In any case, here's what you might try.

Open Device manager

Start> Right click Computer> Manage> Device manager> Expand Sound, video, and game controllers> You will likely find 5 of the WS Audio Devices listed> Right click and choose Uninstall> Restart PC and see if the listings are gone

Be aware if you are still using a program that installed these in the first place, they will likely return. Let us know how it goes. A Guy
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24 Mar 2013   #3
jacko900000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums jacko900000. A search seems to indicate these are "virtual sound card" listings. Some links point to Wondershare or other audio/video converter programs. In any case, here's what you might try.

Open Device manager

Start> Right click Computer> Manage> Device manager> Expand Sound, video, and game controllers> You will likely find 5 of the WS Audio Devices listed> Right click and choose Uninstall> Restart PC and see if the listings are gone

Be aware if you are still using a program that installed these in the first place, they will likely return. Let us know how it goes. A Guy
Worked fine, Listed all of them.

I removed them and re-booted my PC and they've all gone.
Only displaying my current sound which is my monitor, Haven't turned on my TV yet so hopefully that'll boot up too.

Thankyou !
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24 Mar 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, you're welcome. I'm sure they wouldn't be a problem, but more of an annoyance. I did find instances of people losing audio, only to find one of the WS devices were suddenly the default. So getting rid of them may be beneficial. A Guy
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24 Mar 2013   #5
jacko900000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Great, you're welcome. I'm sure they wouldn't be a problem, but more of an annoyance. I did find instances of people losing audio, only to find one of the WS devices were suddenly the default. So getting rid of them may be beneficial. A Guy
Yeah it was mainly just annoying as I wasn't used to seeing them.
I have another issue, Don't know if you can help but anything will do at this moment in time... Another annoying thing.

https://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...0073712-a.html
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