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I use a television as my main monitor on Windows 10 Pro and connect to it via HDMI. This works fine for the most part, however if I turn the TV off for more than a couple minutes, when I turn it back on, Windows doesn't detect its speakers.

  • I have a workaround: Sound Control Panel > Sounds tab (see screenshot), as just opening it, without doing anything, makes Windows detect the speakers.
  • Volume Up/Down/Mute buttons, Volume Mixer panel, and Settings > Sound panel do nothing
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Since it's such a trivial thing that makes Windows detect the speakers (possibly cache invalidation?), is there some way to automate this?

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This problem went away with later Windows updates and has not surfaced again that I've noticed. Therefore the solution appears to be "do nothing".

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