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How do I re-enable auto-detection of devices such as speakers, headphones, etc.?

RhythmRunneR asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi there, I'm having trouble with a rather stupid Vista interface decision.  Before, whenever I plugged in my speakers and/or headphones into the computer Vista would show a window asking what I had intended to plug in.  If it was plugged in the right slot, it would say "device successfully installed" or something along those lines and my speakers/headphones/mic would then just work.  However, I recently accidentally checked the "Do not show this message again" box when trying to plug my speakers in the other day.  Because I hit that box, Vista no longer shows the auto-detect window when I plug things in, and as a result I can't get any audio playback from my computer whatsoever.  I know the problem is not my speakers/headphones, which work fine on any other computer I try them on.  I'm quite certain the problem is due to hitting that checkbox... however I am very unsure how to turn that feature back on.  Up until now internet searches for the problem have been fruitless.  Any suggestions???  
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