1.    11 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home

    How do I Restore My Built-In Speakers as Playback Device?

    I wanted to temporarily disable my built-in speakers.

    I went to Control Panel.
    Clicked on "Sound" which displayed my menu of playback devices.
    Clicked on my built-in speakers.
    Clicked on "Properties."
    Clicked on "Disable."

    However this removed my speakers entirely from the menu and I can no longer use them!
    How do I restore them?

    I went to my Device Manager and the drivers are still loaded.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home

    I was uninstalling some software and did a reboot. Windows 10 detected there was a problem and asked if I wanted to Troubleshoot? I said yes, and it fixed it.

    Glitch? Bug? I am a novice compared to the rest of you, so have no idea.

    But obviously it was not supposed to totally erase the built-in speakers from the menu of playback devices, but at the same time it saw its mistake and corrected it.
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  3.    12 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 6,787
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    That's an old thing, not on W10 only, better thing to do is just to choose another device as default.
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