How to Switch Between the Headphones & the Internal Speakers in Windows Vista


Windows Vista can turn your PC into a full blown entertainment center, allowing you to watch video, play games and listen to your music. Vista has a built in media center option that allows the user to play sound to either the speakers or a personal headphone. A user can change the audio playback from the internal headphone amplifier or a computer speaker by simply changing an option in the control panel.

Things You'll Need

  • Audio speakers
  • Headphones
  • Right-click on the volume icon located at the bottom of your desktop screen. This icon looks like a speaker and is located to the left of the clock in the lower blue task bar.

  • Select the "Playback device" option from the menu options.

  • Choose either "Headphone" or "Internal speaker" depending on where you want your system sound to be outputted to.

  • Click on "Apply" and "Ok" to close the window. You computer will now play sounds through the device you selected.

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