[SOLVED] Windows 8.1 sound problem

May 20, 2019
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Hi everyone.
Btw this already happened to me once and know whats the problem but it was long time ago so i dont know the solution now. So 2 days ago i installed win 8, clean install. I tried my headset and sound was super bad, youtube music souded like i was in the open if you know what i mean, then i tried some games from Apex to dota to pubg and it felt like surround sound was on, the sound wasnt clean. I looked into control panel and ive found the problem, thing is windows doesnt recognize headset, it recognize it as a speaker and act as one. So my question is how do i make it recognize as headset and act like one. I tried nearly everything, nothing works. I can write what i tried->
My headset is plugged in rear green jack bcs my front one doesnt work - (before someone say that rear green jack is for speakers, as i mentioned it happened to me like 2 y ago and i managed to fix it and act as headset). I tried different versions of drivers,up to date, old. I tried going into sound, right click and show disconnected deviced and disabled. I tried to disable front panel detection. Tried troubleshooting. Tried windows updates. And i can go on and on, just nothing works. Headset is fine, works on another pc, nothing is faulty. In 2 days ive spend over 14 pure hours and didnt found solution and i am about to go crazy.
MB-gigabyte fxa 990-ud3 rev, headset-creative HS-800, windows 8.1 64-bit.
Thanks for any help.
 

Lutfij

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Are you on the latest BIOS update for your motherboard? Did you install your chipset/USB drivers after installing the OS? You should ideally be on the latest drivers for your onboard Realtek audio. After that Realtek's control panel should be able to distinguish between a headset or a speaker set. If it doesn't, the app usually asks you(via a pop up) if what you've plugged into the port is XYZ(insert device of choice and audio output channel).
 
May 20, 2019
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Everything is up to date, checked it twice. Yes, app does ask you and you can set it up by clicking on plugged jack. And i did try both to set it up as headphones and the only difference was in volume, one was louder than other. Sound problem stayed and even if i set it up as headphones in realtek, windows still doesnt recognize them as headphones in control panels. And today i tried 1 old headset i had at home (gigabyte gp-xh300) and some cheap sony headphones and it was same.
Thank you for respond.
 
May 20, 2019
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So i tried reinstall windows to 10, then again 8 and problem stayed...So i gave up and went to windows 7 and its fixed.
 

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