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my 7.1 speakers dont work on windows 10

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lethalman    2

my 7.1 speakers dont work on windows 10  ,is it true 7.1 don't work on windows 10?   .only two speakers play sound ?  cheers thanks

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CrashGordon    407

Based on the abundance of detailed info given, Im gonna suggest you get the manufactures drivers NOT the ones from Windows Update and configure it correctly.

My 4.1 setup works just fine in Windows 10

 

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lethalman    2

how can I found out the name of my moutherbored  and sound card that built in to the moutherbored?

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lethalman    2

is it hard to do? do you think its better I get a pc shop to do it?

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Louisifer    700

Go to playback devices (right click speaker icon) and configure your speakers to use 7.1 instead of the default 2 speakers. if it doesn't show 7.1 use the name of the device to locate windows 10 drivers. :)

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CrashGordon    407
12 minutes ago, lethalman said:

is it hard to do? do you think its better I get a pc shop to do it?

No, you can do this!  Use the post above.

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PS: Your pics aren't working for me

 

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lethalman    2

done 7.1 but still it don't work  ,I don't understand why not I did the hiss sound test all speakers work but no 7.1 

the speakers that don't work I can hear a very low beating sound on the ones that have no sound

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Louisifer    700

Checked the jacks are fully in? even a few millimetres can disrupt the other 5.1 channels especially if its a 1 jack for all 7.1 channels. :) ..and if you used the test button from the picture above you should hear instruments pinging each speaker and not hissing.

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lethalman    2

its not the jacks as I did the test and the instrument played in every speaker  but still I only get sound in two speakers  and sub .can you bye outside 7.1 soundcard? .or do you think the speakers have packed up  when it play in just two speakers I pick the ones up that don't have sound and hear a very low beating sound 

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lethalman    2

anyone else know what more I cound do here whys 7.1 not working on windows 10 pc 

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Shiranui    1,822

I think you need 10.1 speakers for Windows 10.

Clue's in the name, mate.

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JRmpls    1

If you are connecting using the Optical Out on a RealTek sound card, you should know that Microsoft has repeatedly broken and fixed the problem several times since Windows 10 launched.  The last I checked it was broken again... 

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CrashGordon    407
25 minutes ago, lethalman said:

anyone else know what more I cound do here whys 7.1 not working on windows 10 pc 

I still say get the audio driver from the manufacturer and not WU

I have 7.1 option even though I only have 4.1 (Realtek onboard audio and Win10)

 

 

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lethalman    2

is thare a site I can detect my soundcard I know its built in to the moutherbored  ,be awesome if  you know ware I can detect it?

1 hour ago, Shiranui said:

I think you need 10.1 speakers for Windows 10.

Clue's in the name, mate.

whats 10.1 speakers for Windows 10. ?

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Mindovermaster    1,411
4 minutes ago, lethalman said:

whats 10.1 speakers for Windows 10. ?

He was being sarcastic...

 

Go to your motherboard's website. Find your specific board. Go to downloads.

 

Or go to Realtec's site...

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lethalman    2

so when I get the download do I just install the moutherbored driver or will it mess it up    its MSI P67A-G45 

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+Mando    5,113
6 hours ago, lethalman said:

so when I get the download do I just install the moutherbored driver or will it mess it up    its MSI P67A-G45 

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/P67AG45_B3#down-driver&Win10 64

 

Go there and select x86 or x64 version of Windows 10 (depending on what version your running), download the audio driver.

 

Unzip the file it downloads, then go into the unzipped folder double click setup.exe to install and when it asks to restart, do so.

 

Once windows reboots, rerun the speaker config and check 7.1 output via the applet in windows.

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lethalman    2

will do this thank you  but I'm panicking will it mess my pc up if it goes a bad way  all am I just updating the audio driver ,how can I tell the number of my windows 10 I think its 64 but like to check on the safe side ware do I please check too  

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CrashGordon    407

In your Start Menu go to Settings, then at the left side near the bottom click About

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Mindovermaster    1,411

Beat you to it, Crash. :)

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lethalman    2

did the driver  its still the same but does sound better and have a sound HQ  don't know if I need to mess in there? 

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Mindovermaster    1,411

It probably reset everything. Make sure it is set on 7.1 sound again.

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CrashGordon    407

If you're only getting sound from two speakers playing something like MP3's, you may need to turn Speaker Fill on

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1337ish    93

What are you trying to play?

What are you using to play it?

The fact you hear the speakers make sounds in sequence when using the 7.1 test shows 7.1 IS working from Windows 10 but what you are trying to play may not use all those speakers.

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+Mando    5,113
On 2/15/2018 at 4:19 AM, lethalman said:

did the driver  its still the same but does sound better and have a sound HQ  don't know if I need to mess in there? 

Yes, in Sound HQ pick the 7.1 option (if its using SPDIF, enable that) if not make sure its seeing all the 3.5mm plugs in SoundHQ , then check windows has carried that setting across to the windows sound applet, if it hasnt, set it and then test via the applet.

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