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Any way to stop windows from setting sound channels to 5.1 instead of stereo all the time?

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i ahv a creative soudn blaster z and with windows 8.1 settign the sound setup to 5.1 when doing full screen games it will change the channels on me and to fix that i set windows to stereo and let soundblaster software set the 5.1 which it does very well. I am sick of having to revert windows to stereo(under playback devices configuration) to stop the channels from swapping. Anyone have a fix for this please. Sorry in advance this is the best i can describe my problem.
    
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Same problem here with my ZXR, been bothering me from the start, and so far i haven't found anyway of making it stick on Stereo :/
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It really is annoying i swore the drivers were messed up or the card was till i figured i would try stereo and windows and nearly all the issues vanished. Anyone have e a way to make it stay in stereo in windows 8.1? It tries to switch to 5.1 when i switch sound blaster control panel to headphones to.
    
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