Common tasks

The following tasks are frequently performed to customize system sounds.

Assign sounds to system events

You can assign sounds to various system events. For example, you can configure Windows to play a special sound every time you get a new e-mail message.

Step-by-step procedure

Create a sound scheme

You can customize which sounds are played for various system events and save the event sound associations as a sound scheme.

Step-by-step procedure 

Change the system sound volume

You can change the computer's volume and choose whether to display the volume control icon in the notification area

Step-by-step procedure 

Adjust the volume for multimedia recording devices

You can adjust the volume for multimedia recording devices, such as a microphone's input volume.

Step-by-step procedure

Adjust the volume for multimedia playback devices 

You can adjust the volume for multimedia playback devices, such as speakers.

Step-by-step procedure

Adjust speaker volume

You can adjust the speaker output for each speaker on your computer.

Step-by-step procedure 



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