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When I plug in my headphones my computer speakers are still active.   How do I change that? 

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@clant20093, Welcome to HP Support Community!


Follow the steps below-


Step 1: To make headphone as the default device

a.    Click on Start; Go to Control Panel.

b.    Click on Sound.

c.    Switch to Recording.

d.    Select your microphone/headset as the default device.

e.    Save the changes by clicking on OK.


Step 2: Uninstall and reinstall your audio device drivers

a.    Click on Start; in the start search type “devmgmt.msc” without quotes and press Enter.

b.    Expand Sound, Video and Game controllers.

c.    Right-click on the audio component and then click uninstall.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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