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Friday, June 3, 2011

How to Adjust Sound Settings in Windows 7

This article is a how-to on adjusting the sound settings in Windows 7. This can be useful if the audio is not playing properly or if another audio output device is required.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left. Then, in the Search programs and files box, type in "sound" without the quotes.

    Search for sound panel

  2. Choose Sound from the list.

    Sound control panel
  3. To check if an audio device is working, right-click on the device and choose Test. Chimes should play through the device.

    Check audio device
  4. To change the audio output device, right-click on the device to change it to and choose Set As Default.

    Change audio device
  5. If a device is not listed, right-click in the blank space and choose Show Disabled Devices.

    Show disabled devices
  6. To change the speaker configuration (set up surround sound, change speaker type, etc), right-click on the primary device which has the green check box next to it and choose Configure Speakers.

    Configure speakers

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