Windows 10: Stop Win 10 changing default audio device

Discus and support Stop Win 10 changing default audio device in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi I have a Win 10 Pro PC with multiple audio devices, many are USB audio devices. Every time I connect a USB audio device to the PC it becomes... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by G0MGX, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. G0MGX Win User

    Stop Win 10 changing default audio device


    Hi


    I have a Win 10 Pro PC with multiple audio devices, many are USB audio devices.


    Every time I connect a USB audio device to the PC it becomes the default audio recording and playback device - I would like to change this behaviour so that the motherboard audio device is the permanent default recording and playback device and I can then select other devices as needed within software apps.


    Can this be done?


    Thanks muchness!


    Mark

    G0MGX

    :)
     
    G0MGX, Sep 7, 2019
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  2. Set new audio device default for volume mixer in Windows 10

    I use two audio devices:

    • Default (audio) device "Realtec Digital Output (Optical)"
    • Default communication device "Lautsprecher (Speaker)"

    My goal:
    I want to have the default audio volume on my default communication device, instead of the default device - at all times.

    What I tried so far:
    Changing the volume mixer to my communication device explicitly works temporary, but as soon as I close the settings window, the default audio volume is reset again to the default audio device.

    Step 1: Clicking on volume shows me the default device:


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    Step 2: Changing the volume mixer to my communication device manually:


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    Step 3: Clicking again on volume does not keep the change Stop Win 10 changing default audio device :(


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    How can I make it permanent that windows uses my communication device for default volume control?
     
    Simon Ferndriger, Sep 7, 2019
    #2
  3. No Audio Output Device is Installed

    Hi,

    You will need to select Windows 8 from the drop down list while installing the driver in compatibility mode.

    I would suggest you to try setting the speaker as default audio output by following the steps below and check if it helps.

    1. Right click on the sound icon on the right bottom corner of the taskbar.

    2. Select "playback devices".

    3. If "speaker" is not set as the default device, highlight it and click "set as default".

    5. Save the changes.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Sep 7, 2019
    #3
  4. Stop Win 10 changing default audio device

    Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As the above description is not clear, do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the exactly issue you are facing with audio and how exactly are you trying to access it?
    • What exactly do you mean by: Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped?
    • Have you made any changes to the operating system, prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to install all the pending updates and audio drivers and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update the audio drivers from Device Manager and check.

    Steps:


    • Right click on the Start
      button from the desktop and select Device Manager.

    • Expand Audio inputs and outputs, right click on
      High Definition Audio Device and click on Update driver software.

    • Also, try to search for the drivers with the help of model number of your computer from the Manufacturer’s website and install them.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates after upgrade to Windows 10.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
      updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to help you accordingly.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 7, 2019
    #4
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