|I've had a good look at this and you are not the only person who has had this issue, although many are Mac users. Unfortunately I've found no convincing solution and although this is almost certainly a software bug it is not even clear which software is to blame. It would be worth checking that you have the latest Realtek audio drivers, just in case there has been an update for Win 8 users. Other than that it seems you are stuck with your workaround.|
I'd better add that there is a third party program from Clevo that is supposed to help this issue but it is not anything I know about personally. See the first entry of the discussion here (heading - Final Solution):
Keep watching just in case anyone on here has run into it and found a fix.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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