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Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
22
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
12
comment Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
I don't know... I haven't had any more problems with it. I guess you could check the "Not plugged in" indicator in the Sound window.
Jan
8
comment Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
So I was poking around in the Sound windows when I noticed that the Headphones indicator said "Not plugged in". I set the default output device to Headphones while the cable was plugged in and it worked fine. I don't think that anything changed driverwise. Hardware failure is not off the table yet, but at least it's working for the time being.
Jan
8
comment Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
Isn't there a built-in Windows diagnostic that says "Headphones are plugged in" or "Headphones aren't plugged in"?
Jan
7
revised Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
Added Device Management screenshots
Jan
7
revised Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
Added screenshots of my audio devices
Jan
7
comment Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
Good question. Is there any way to check?
Jan
6
asked Windows 8 no longer sends sound to headphones when plugged in
Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Dec
29
asked Issues with File History, looking for alternative
Dec
21
accepted Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Dec
21
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
As indicated in my post update, I got this notification in my Action Center. I let Windows 8 do its thing. The problem (and a possibly related problem with code 52 on a signed device driver) have since disappeared.
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Yeah, probably a better idea. I've updated the post.
Dec
20
revised Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
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Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
I got this output when I ran the first command. I also talked to Microsoft on the phone. They ended up directing me to the DreamSpark website (because I got my key from DreamSpark Premium), but Windows appears to have activated itself correctly in the meantime. Not sure whose answer I should credit... I do have a separate issue where I'm getting code 52 on my iPod driver. Could this be related?
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
I got this output when I ran the first command in magicandre1981's post. I also talked to Microsoft on the phone. They ended up directing me to the DreamSpark website (because I got my key from DreamSpark Premium), but Windows appears to have activated itself correctly in the meantime. Not sure whose answer I should credit... I had tried slui 4 before but that gave me an error message I don't remember. The "Provide these numbers when you're asked" section was empty at that time.
Dec
20
asked Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Dec
5
awarded  Teacher
Nov
24
accepted Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update