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How To Disable Speakers On Windows 10/11

In this guide, I will show you how to permanently disable speakers in Windows 10 and Windows 11 using Device Manager. If you don’t want sound coming out of your computer’s speakers anymore and don’t want to mute your speakers, then we can easily disable them.

When it comes to the audio in Windows we can make many changes. We can either change the volume, mute, or choose which speaker the sound comes out of (either left or right). And as I will be showing you in this guide, we can completely disable your computer’s audio device using Device Manager so no audio can be played at all.

When we disable the audio device this will mean that your speakers will no longer work until you enable your audio device again in Device Manager. Below I have listed the steps showing you how to do this.

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Disable audio device in Windows

Below are the steps for disabling Speakers Sound In Device Manager on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

1. Right-click the start menu and open “Device Manager

2. Expand “Sound, video and game controllers” and select your audio device

3. Now right-click your audio device and select “Disable device

There you have it you will now have a cross through the speaker icon in the system tray and you will no longer be able to hear any sound from your speakers that are using the audio device that you disabled in Windows.

If you want the sound device to work again just do the above but select Enable device.

I hope the above guide has helped you disable the audio device in Windows 10 or Windows 11, if you enjoyed this guide then you can check out more of our Windows guides here.

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