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Windows 7: cannot set headphone as default playback

02 Jun 2010   #11
peepsie2

Windows 7
 
 
Default sound playback on HP 615 (IDT)

Thanks for looking. I had already loaded the driver from IDT web site, and also let W7 find one. In the end I sort of worked out a solution, which was to disable in Msconf in both the service and startup task supplied by IDT. This allows Windows to do the management and works OK now. My guess is that with both IDT and W7 simultaneously providing facilities to set defaults in control panel, neither of them won. Chances are one of the Windows updates didn't work properly.
I hope a more elegant solution will emerge later!


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02 Jun 2010   #12
kucing13

 

simple advice,any update should be set to manual so that you know what happen and make sure to create restore point or better yet an image backup so you can revert the updates installed if anything goes wrong
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02 Nov 2010   #13
ebswift

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peepsie2 View Post
Thanks for looking. I had already loaded the driver from IDT web site, and also let W7 find one. In the end I sort of worked out a solution, which was to disable in Msconf in both the service and startup task supplied by IDT. This allows Windows to do the management and works OK now. My guess is that with both IDT and W7 simultaneously providing facilities to set defaults in control panel, neither of them won. Chances are one of the Windows updates didn't work properly.
I hope a more elegant solution will emerge later!
I've been battling with this issue, it was very annoying. I followed this advice and removed IDT PC Audio from startup in msconfig and set the Audio Service to manual. So far this seems to have fixed it (also using the Windows provided driver instead of Dell's driver). I'll reply if further problems crop up.
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12 Nov 2010   #14
Pandaborn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey guys, I've been battling this stupid problem for a few weeks now and have been searching the web for days for an answer. I did what the last two posters said to do and I went to msconfig and disabled those two processes. However when I restart the pc it simply reinstalls the IDT codec instead of a default windows one. Any help would be greatly appreciated this stupid thing is buggin me a lot. Oh yeah and also for some reason even after I disabled the
Audio Service in msconfig and rebooted the com, when i open msconfig it still says it's running. 0.o
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16 Jan 2011   #15
TechHunter16

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

I have almost the same problem. With me, my headphones work with pretty much everything, until I start up Skype. Then the sound goes through the speakers, and even when I close Skype I still have to reboot the computer to get my sound to go through my headphones again. I looked in my sound settings, and found that my regular speakers are the default communication speakers. I need to know how to set it up so that my headphones default for everything, but when I unplug them, my regular speakers still work.
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18 Mar 2012   #16
imran1102

Window 7
 
 
Where are all Techs

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IS THERE ANYBODY AT THIS FORUM.. WHO KNOWS ABOUT COMPUTERS LOLXX.. SOLVE OUR PROBLEM PLZ.

I HAVE SAME PROBLEM>
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10 May 2012   #17
chris1and2

windows 7 64bit
 
 
I got it to work

so pretty much i took logic and threw it out the window.... go to playback devices and disable your headset by right-clicking. Now all sound should go through your headset. Moral of the day is **** Logic
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11 Jun 2012   #18
Cory1156

Windows 7 Basic 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris1and2 View Post
so pretty much i took logic and threw it out the window.... go to playback devices and disable your headset by right-clicking. Now all sound should go through your headset. Moral of the day is **** Logic
Thank you!! Holy S***! It make absolutely no sense at all, but this works! You sir, deserve a cookie.
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10 Jul 2012   #19
TheCyborg

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

ROFL! chris1and2, I love you. I would have NEVER thought of that on my own. Reinstalling drivers was the first thing I did, and after messing around with other audio settings and internal workings of my computer I decided to google, and you are my savior. Thanks! You're pretty damn amazing
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26 Nov 2012   #20
MissVampire

Windows 7 64 bit.
 
 

Disable the communications headphones on your laptop... Wow, I tried everything I could think of except that
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