Changing Windows Sound Effects for different events in Windows 8

Many users out there must be quite interested in getting notified with sound effects. Today we will be discussing about how you change the sounds applied to events in Windows and Programs as a Sound Theme for your user account in Windows 8.Change the Event Sound Effects w8By default, Windows stores sound files at C:\Windows\Media. Here is how you can change the sound Events in “Sounds” Dialog Settings

Firstly, open Control Panel in icons view and click on the Sound icon Or right click on the Volume icon in taskbar and click on Sounds Or select personalize from right click context menu and click on Sounds link at the bottom of the Personalization window

Now comes the changes, to turn the Windows Startup Sound On or Off, check or uncheck the Play Windows Startup sound box and hit the Apply button

To Change an Event Sound, click on a listed Program Event

Now either select sound from the drop down menu at the bottom or click on the Browse button ti select any sound of your choice and click on Apply.

To Test Play a Sound, you can open any event or program to hear the current sound set to be played for the event and hit the Test button

Finally, click OK and close all the Windows.

Steps to Change Sound Events using Registry Editor

  • Open Run dialog using Windows + R and type in regedit and hit OK
  • Upon prompted by UAC, click Yes to approve opening of registry
  • In regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps

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  • In the left pane of regedit, expand the subkey for Apps for the sound event you want to change what sound is play for it to expand it
  • In the left pane under the expanded sound event, double click on .current key
  • In the new window that opens, type in the full path of the unblocked .WAV file for the one you want to be played for this sound event and hit OK

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  • Once you are done with the settings, close regedit.

You can repeat the similar process to change the sounds for other events in Windows 8.
Upon following the tutorial here you can now change the sounds for different events on your Windows 8 system.


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