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windows xp sounds how to change it

Posted on 2007-08-04
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I would like to know how do I change the XP sounds? my problem is when I increase and decrease the sounds volume the "beep"  sounds is really annoying
Question by:motioneye

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twstechserv earned 600 total points
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ID: 19631712
I choose no sounds for eveything but when I try to increase and decrease the sounds still the"beep" sounds hearing loudly
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Is this the default beep in Windows we are talking about or the beep produced by the system on bootup-etc. If its the former then there is not a lot you can do short of disconnecting the internal speaker - even then some motherboards direct system beeps through the audio card so even that will not help.

If its the windowbeep then If you go to Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices then you can change to volume - but the volume applies across the board. Using the Advances options you can adjust the relative volume of CD audio, WAV files etc. but this will not help in this situation.

If you want to stop the default beep in windows then go to the "sounds" tab and ether select No Sounds from the drop down (which will kill all syatem sounds) or change the default beep to another less loud/annoying sound.
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ID: 19631972
As KCTS says the default beep on increase and decrease volume can't be changed.
Instead of clicking once to bring up adjusting the volume slide bar, double click, then adjust the master volume.
My machine does not beep when doing that, but always beeps when left clicking once and using the slide bar.

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phototropic earned 600 total points
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It sounds like what you want to do is to disable the system bell. To do this, you must stop the beep service:


Follow method 2.

Good luck!

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AymanAdam earned 300 total points
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hi motioneye,
to change winxp sounds go to:
control panel -> sounds and audio devices -> choose sounds tab -> under (program events) list choose the event you want to change then in the sounds bar under it choose your new sound or browse for your own sound file or choose none to disable the selected event sound.

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