How to customize Windows sound effects

In the early years when computer was invented no one has cared but from more than a decade sound has became an important part of PC with the increased multimedia applications. Windows offers lot of customizing options like personalizing UI with the themes and changing the desktop background and more. In the same way Windows offers the option to adjust the system sounds as well. Entire sound theme can be changed or sounds can be customized on your own. Let us see here how to change the sound effects theme in Windows.

How to customize Windows sound effects

  • Open Control Panel from the Start screen or start menu.
  • Select Appearance and Personalization and then click on the Change sound effects.
  • In the following window click on the Sounds tab and change the theme from the drop down menu present under Sound Scheme.
    You can hear to the different sounds before applying them. Just click on any of the activities under Programme events and press Test to hear the sound.
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  • You can also customize the sound theme by just clicking on any programme events and select a tone from drop down present under sounds. You can also select any mp3 file from your PC storage by pressing Browse and using Windows Explorer button to locate the file.
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  • To stop the Windows from playing the start-up sound by unchecking the box present next to Play Windows start up sound. Finally click on Apply and that’s it the changes were completely implemented and finally click on OK to close the window.

That’s it, like this you can change the sound theme on your Windows PC.

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