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09-26-2016 08:48 PM - edited 09-26-2016 08:50 PM
I have had this desktop for years without any issues. I use external speakers connected to the audio jack in the back. Once you plug in external speakers (or headset), the internal speakers get disabled as expected.
Last night my PC automatically installed the Windows Anniversary Update (Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607). After this update, now both my internal speakers and external speakers are working at the same time! I cannot seem to disable the internal speakers without also disabling my external speakers. Lowering the volume affects both sets of speakers as well. I tried disabling audio and re-enabling but that didn’t help.
How can I get back to my original audio behavior where connecting the external speakers (or headset) to the back 3.5mm jack would automatically disable the internal speakers? Thanks.
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09-27-2016 01:27 PM - edited 09-27-2016 01:30 PM
Hello @zgillman, Greetings!
Welcome back to HP Support Forums! I see that you are experiencing audio issues on your Envy laptop. I will do my best to assist you with this issue.
Try the steps mentioned to fix this issue:
- Go into Control Panel, then Sound.
- Look for the Recording tab.
- Select your microphone/headset as the default device, and press OK.
If you still face the same issue, then proceed with the steps below:
- Go to device manager (You can give a right click on windows logo on bottom left corner of your screen and select device manager from the list)
- Now maximize the “Sound, video and game controllers” from the list. You will see the audio driver. Then give a right click on the audio driver and choose “Update Driver Software” option.
- Choose the option which says “Search automatically for updated driver software”. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the current drivers.
- Once done, restart the computer and check the sound.
Also, check the forum thread discussing the same issue: http://hp.care/2dp2XGl
Let me know how it goes! Good luck 🙂
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09-27-2016 09:25 PM
Thank you Dvortex!
I could not select any of the other devices in Playback or Recording tab becuse it says they are "not connected". Updating drivers said I have the latest already.
But when I checked the other post, this fixed it! Now I only get audio from external speakers again... just like before and how it was supposed to be. Thanks again.
Windows 10. So I did some digging on a Microsoft support forum and I found this solution:
- Go to device manager – Right-click on IDT high definition audio CODEC – Update driver software.
- Select “Browse my computer for driver software” – Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.
- Select “High Definition Audio Device” (Not IDT High Def... This is important) and click Next. You will get a warning message but reply “Yes”.
- Once windows have successfully updated the driver software, try playing the audio again and check.
09-28-2016 09:10 AM
Great stuff! Really glad to know that my other post did help you to find the solution.
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