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HDMI connected second momitor not playing audio

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    HDMI connected second momitor not playing audio


    I've had my laptop for a while, and I've used my TV Screen as a secondary monitor a lot. A while ago my computer updated to windows 8.1 when I fell asleep on it and accidentally hit the update button when it came up (oops), making me have to use windows 8.1 now. Now I haven't had many problems with it, it works fine and dandy, but I do have a major problem when I try to use my second monitor. When I run a game or movie on it, the audio comes out from the laptop speakers, not the TV speakers. Previously, using windows 8, it would let me use both.

    I know that if you go into the control panel and the sound systems that it should show two speakers, but for me it isn't. I've tried lots of different things and browsed the web for an answer, but I can't find anything.
    Screenshot of my playback devices window:
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    If anyone knows how to get this to work, it'd be a big help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    According to your screen shot, you only have the PC audio (RealTek) and no HDMI audio. Reinstall the drivers for your video and see if that restores the HDMI audio.

    No PC info posted, please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to try and help you.

    I have both HDMI and PC audio on my Win 8.1 machines so it should work for you, if the PC is fully compatible.
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HDMI connected second momitor not playing audio
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