I'm not sure if this is an OS problem, or a hardware problem.
I'm using Windows 7 on an HP Elitebook 8560p to play games with friends. I keep running into a huge problem. The computer is arbitrarily splitting up the different sources of sound (Steam chat, game, browser, etc) and choosing to send some to speakers, and some to my headset. While playing SWTOR with my friend and chatting over Steam, he was coming through my headset, but the game was coming through the laptop speakers. This is a raging huge problem for me, since the speakers are blown on my laptop. So my laptop is making a buzzing sound when there is supposed to be noise, and the game is effectively on mute (this makes gaming very weird).
I've googled this hell of out this problem, but to no avail. Please help me before I freak right the hell out. It's driving me nuts.
Edited by hamluis, 11 May 2015 - 01:42 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.