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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
Nov
24
comment Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Found the same workaround in the meantime, but forgot to report on it. Thanks for adding this for future reference!
Nov
22
comment How to add the Windows defender into Windows Explorer's right click menu to scan a particular drive/folder/file on demand in Windows 8?
The regfile link redirects me to a webpage... direct link (no longer?) works.