On my 4 year old laptop the sound went out, so I bought a USB Bluetooth adapter for around $15 and hooked up an external speaker. Works great. Not really a solution per se, but a great circumvention in my case. I can use headphones when I'm not at home.
Can't get sound going in 8.1. I guess I am going to give up on my Windows Partitian and erase...(Sad) Pretty sur I mentioned it before but I have a fairly new iMac running Yosemite, latest updates, no conflicts, no problems. I partitioned 80 gigs for my Windows 8.1 and as I said before the only thing that doesn't work is the sound. You guys have been great....but I think I have reached a dead end. The Microsoft links were useless as All they gave me were 2 and 3 year old articles....I was never able to actually work with
anyone. On the Windows side, I don't have any conflicts. You guys have mentioned possible additional software/Apps but what...? I called Apple and obviously they are limited in how much they can help other than verifying that on my Mac side everything relating to sound/settings/updates is correct....so I seem to be at an impass. At Apple I can talk to a a support person anytime I want. Is it possible to talk to a Windows person? Many years ago before I made the switch.....I had to make a phone appointment like a week in advance and they would call me on their schedule, not mine....
Any last ideas?