Windows 7 SP1 and 5.1 Surround Sound.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by kamikazeworm, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. kamikazeworm

    kamikazeworm New Member

    Mar 18, 2011
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    Hi All

    I installed SP1 for windows 7 this week and since then my sound is not working propely. Its only playing my front 2 speakers (Not rear 2 or centre on 5.1s) I have installed new drivers (Realtek) but nothing.

    Heres the wierd thing. If I run a sound test all speakers ding (on realtek or windows audio settings) Great but any application just pipes sound out to front 2 speakers. Is there another setting within windows ive missed?

  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Oct 16, 2009
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    I suppose stereo should only play on the front two speakers, but not completely sure. Using the Realtek HD Audio Manager, I suppose you have 5.1 selected and clicking on the speakers allows them to work, as you stated?

    There does seem to be a "Speaker Fill" option you might try?

    I cannot think of a reason why SP1 would effect your sound, unless some driver was changed.
    #2 Saltgrass, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

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