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How To Change the Windows 7 or 8 Sound Scheme

Recently I installed a free Windows 7 theme. I love the groovy surfing backgrounds, but its sound scheme is driving me crazy. Today I’ll demonstrate how to easily change the sound scheme for windows 7 and Windows 8.

Windows 7 users, skip to step 2. Windows 8 users click the desktop metro app.

windows 8 tap desktop

Right click the sound icon in the system tray and click Sounds.

windows 8 sound system tray

windows 8 click sounds

Click the down arrow under Sound Scheme and select your preferred one. If you don’t have a favorite Sound Scheme you can highlight it then click the Test button to hear it.

windows 8 change sound scheme default

Click OK to save.

windows 8 click ok to save

That’s it! Now you can use whatever Windows Theme you want and still be able to tweak the Sound Scheme of it.

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2 Responses to How To Change the Windows 7 or 8 Sound Scheme

  1. Kodl May 25, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    In Windows 8, there is nothing else but Windows Default in that drop-down menu. Changing/replacing anything will give me no sound at all.

  2. Paul Reing May 3, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    I had many sound schemes to choose from in Windows 7 but in Windows 8.1 there are none. I followed the steps you provided here but there are no sound schemes other than Windows Default and No Sounds listed. How can I donwload other schemes such as Delta, etc. Is that possible? Thanks. Paul

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