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    Change Event Sounds in Windows 10

    How to Change your Sounds in Windows 10
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    19 Mar 2017
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    How to Change your Sounds in Windows 10

    information   Information
    A sound theme is a set of sounds applied to events in Windows and apps.

    You can have Windows play a sound when certain events occur on your PC. (An event can be an action that you perform, such as empting the Recycle Bin, or an action that Windows performs, such as notifying you when you receive new e‑mail.) Windows comes with several sound schemes (a collection of related sounds) for common events. Additionally, some desktop themes have their own sound schemes. You can also save changes you made to your sound theme as a new sound scheme.

    This tutorial will show you how to change sounds and sound schemes that are played for events in Windows 10 for your user account.


    CONTENTS:







    Change Event Sounds in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Event Sounds in Windows 10
    To Change, Save, or Delete Sound Scheme

    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for how you would like to open Sound settings.

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Sound icon, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the Volume system icon in the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the Sounds icon, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    A) Click/tap on Themes on the left side, click/tap on the Go to advanced sound settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Close Settings, and go to step 5 below.

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    5. Click/tap on the Sounds tab, and do step 6, step 7, or step 8 below for what you would like to do with your sound scheme.


     6. To Select a Sound Scheme

    A) Select a scheme you want in the Sound Scheme drop down menu, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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     7. To Save Current Sound Theme as a Sound Scheme

    Note   Note
    This will allow you to save changes you made to your current sound theme in Option Two or Option Three as a scheme to make it easier to select between saved schemes in step 6 above.


    A) When you have finished making changes to your sounds using Option Two or Option Three in this tutorial, click/tap on Save as. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Type a name (ex: MySounds1) you want for the sound scheme, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    C) If a scheme with that name already exists, then click/tap on either Yes to replace the existing scheme, No to type in a new name, or Cancel.

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    D) When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 7A)


     8. To Delete a Sound Scheme

    A) Select a saved scheme (ex: MySounds1) you want to delete in the Sound Scheme drop down menu, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    C) When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 8A)






    Change Event Sounds in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Event Sounds in Windows 10
    To Change Sounds in Advanced Sound Settings

    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for how you would like to open Sound settings.

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Sound icon, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the Volume system icon in the taskbar notification area, click/tap on the Sounds icon, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    A) Click/tap on Themes on the left side, click/tap on the Go to advanced sound settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Close Settings, and go to step 5 below.

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    5. Click/tap on the Sounds tab. Under Program Events, select an event that you want to change the sound of. (see screenshots below)

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    6. In the Sounds drop down menu, select a sound you want to apply to the event. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If the sound you want is not listed in the drop down menu, then click/tap on Browse, navigate to and select the .wav file you want, and click/tap on Open.

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    7. Click/tap on Test to preview the sound to make sure it is what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Repeat step 5 above if you would like to change the sound for any other event.

    9. When finished, click/tap on Apply to apply your changes. (see screenshot below step 7)

    10. If you like, you can save your changes as a new sound scheme.






    Change Event Sounds in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Event Sounds in Windows 10
    To Change Sounds in Registry Editor

    1. Type regedit in the search box (Windows+S) on your Start menu or taskbar, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps

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    3. In the left pane, expand open the .Default (Windows sounds), Explorer (File Explorer sounds), and/or sapisvr (Windows Speech Recognition sounds) keys. (see screenshot above)

    4. In the left pane under the .Default, Explorer, or sapisvr key, click/tap on the subkey (ex: Nofication.Mail under .Default) for the event you want to change the sound of. (see screenshot above)

    5. In the left pane under the selected sound event (ex: Nofication.Mail), select the .Current subkey, and double click/tap on (Default) in the right pane. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Type in the full path of the unblocked .wav file you want to be applied to the event, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Repeat step 4 above if you would like to change the sound for any other event.

    8. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 141
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       27 Aug 2015 #1

    In both my Win 10's I have a choice of sound schemes listed in Media folder due to the fact that both were upgrades from lower OS's, but in Sounds I only have the choice of No Sounds or Default Sounds. Weird

    This really doesn't matter but I'm asking because I see all the schemes are there in Media folder, just not displaying in the sounds window.

    Is there a way to fix that?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,721
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       27 Aug 2015 #2

    Hey Peter,

    I suppose that you could save the sound theme to have it listed.

    Sounds - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 141
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       27 Aug 2015 #3

    In 7 it took a regedit batch file to enable other themes (i.e. Vista's Tinker) so not an easy task. I've asked over at 7 forums if the original author has any ideas.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 141
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       30 Aug 2015 #4

    ..and guess what, I now have dozens of sound schemes to choose from. The reg file I ran from this thread over at 7 Forums: Possible To Import Vista Sound Scheme Into W7? - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,721
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #5

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 8,297
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Aug 2015 #6

    Hey Shawn,
    I thought it may be a neat idea to 're-visit' some of the special theme sounds from W7.
    The .wav files can be obtained from numerous sites on the web, use discretion.
    Then fill up these folders in this location:

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    then you can 'Browse' for sounds when creating your sound scheme.
    Just FYI.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 20,721
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #7

    Yeah, it would have been nice if Windows 10 came with them already.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    01 Sep 2015 #8

    Another great Tutorial! Thanks Shawn
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    06 Jan 2016 #9

    "no sound" cmd


    Code:
    @echo off
    echo Sound Scheme: "no sound"
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation" /v "DisableStartupSound" /t REG_DWORD /d 0x1 /f
    echo.
    reg add "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes" /ve /d ".None" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current" /ve /f 2>nul
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CriticalBatteryAlarm\.Current" /ve /f 2>nul
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceConnect\.Current" /ve /f 2>nul
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceDisconnect\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceFail\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\FaxBeep\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\LowBatteryAlarm\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MessageNudge\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.Default\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.IM\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.Mail\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.Proximity\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.Reminder\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Notification.SMS\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\ProximityConnection\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemNotification\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsUAC\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
     reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxError\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
     reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxLineRings\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
     reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxSent\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\DisNumbersSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\HubOffSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\HubOnSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\HubSleepSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\MisrecoSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    reg delete "HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\sapisvr\PanelSound\.Current" /ve /f 2>NUL
    Last edited by nalbe666; 13 Mar 2016 at 04:55.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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