I have a laptop with "Intel HD Audio" where the headphone detection mechanism is (physically) broken. The actual output itself works though, if it is selected manually, which is possible on Linux.
However, I am forced to (at least sometimes) run Win7 on it, where the driver offers no such option. I tried installing the SoundMAX driver for the actual ADC (AD1986A), and it worked, but didn't offer any more options than Microsoft's generic driver.
Are there any tools for Windows which can do something similar to Linux, i.e. manually choose which audio output to enable?