Turning on sound in Windows XP
Turning on sound in Windows XP

This procedure tells you how to adjust the computer sound volume through Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Control Panel.

Using your mouse

  1. On the Start menu:
    • Select Control Panel
  1. In Control Panel:
    • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
    • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View.
    • Select Sounds and Audio Devices.
  1. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, on the Volume tab:
    • Adjust the sound volume by moving the Device volume slider.
    • Select OK.
  1. To close Control Panel:
    • Select the Close button.

Using the keyboard

  1. Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC (or the Windows logo key ).
    • Select Control Panel by pressing C.
  1. In Control Panel:
    • Be sure you are in Classic View (all Control Panel icons are showing).
    • If not, under Control Panel in the left pane, select Switch to Classic View by pressing TAB.
    • Press ENTER.
    • Move to Sounds and Audio Devices by pressing the arrow keys.
    • Press ENTER.
  1. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, on the Volume tab:
    • Adjust the Device volume by pressing the RIGHT ARROW key for higher volume (louder), and the LEFT ARROW key for lower volume.
    • Select OK.
  1. To close Control Panel:
    • Press ALT+F, C.

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