Can't find playback device?

Using Windows 8.1 on new computer. Audacity never had a problem before finding these old speakers to play back with on the old computer with XP, But now it can’t find them and after searching your tutorial I still can’t find the simple answer for how to find these speakers on this computer. Sorry for this dumb question but can you please help me?

Do other applications work with your speakers?

Do you see anything listed in the box to the right of the speaker icon in Audacity? There may be some options you can try, and there should also be some driver options to select from to the left of the speaker/output box.

If you’ve plugged-in a USB audio device, windows may have automatically defaulted to that device instead of your normal speakers.

What sort of speakers? How do they connect to your computer? USB speakers?