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Win 8.1: Can I lock the default playback device?

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    Windows 8.1 Ultimate

    Win 8.1: Can I lock the default playback device?


    Everytime I connect HDMI output Windows wants to use it as default output device and I need to change it back to HP own speakers. Can I somehow lock the default output device so that unless I specifically tell Windows to change it it would stay as the same regardless of what is connected?

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    You could disable the HDMI audio in the Device Manager. Then you would have to enable it again to use it. Otherwise Windows automatically switches to HDMI when an HDMI cable is connected.
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    Windows 8.1 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    You could disable the HDMI audio in the Device Manager. Then you would have to enable it again to use it. Otherwise Windows automatically switches to HDMI when an HDMI cable is connected.
    Thanks, I'll give it a try
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