How to change the Windows 10, 8, 8.1 sound scheme

By: Andrew Wafer
3 minute read
change sound scheme windows 10 pc

Windows 10, 8 and Windows 8.1 are great operating systems to use on your desktop, laptop or tablet. By using your Windows system you can choose to personalize your device, as there are various in built features that can be used in that matter. A great way in which you can customize your Windows 10, 8, 8.1 system is by changing the sound scheme.

So, during the present step by step guide I will show you how to easily change Windows 10, 8 and Windows 8.1 sound scheme. As you will see, after accessing the sound settings section on your device, you will be able to choose from various sound schemes and if you really want to spice things up, you can even create your own sound scheme because in Windows 10, 8, 8.1 that’s possible.

Doing all that is easy because you don’t have to use custom apps or programs; you just have to navigate to Sound Scheme Optimization Window (see the lines from below) and to use the in-built features that will be then displayed on your Windows 10, 8 device.

Change the sound scheme on Windows 10, 8.1

1. Go to Sound Scheme Optimization Window

You can access the Optimization Window with ease, though you can do it in several ways. For example you can go to Desktop, where you should right click on any blank space you want. Select “Personalize” and the choose “Sounds”.

Also you can open Sound Scheme Optimization Window by using Control Panel (go to your Start Screen press “Win +R” and type “control”) from where you need to select “Appearance and Personalization” followed by “Change sounds effects”.sound scheme

Good; now you know how to go to the Sound Scheme Optimization Window in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 8.1, so you should now try to change the active sound scheme.

On Windows 10, go to Hardware and Sound > Sound > select Change system sounds. A new window will appear on the screen allowing you to customize sounds on your computer, as you can see in the screenshot below.

change sound scheme windows 10

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2. Change Windows 10, 8 Sound scheme with ease

The sound scheme in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 8.1 can be changed with ease as you only have to pick another scheme from the dropdown menu that is being offered by default. So just click on the “Sound” tab and then test all the sound schemes that are being available on your device. Choose what you prefer the most and then click “ok”. That’s it, you have changed the sound scheme on your Windows 10, 8 device.change sound scheme

You can create your own Windows sound scheme by using the “Program Events” list which is displayed on the same Sound Scheme Optimization Window. Just make the changes you want, save your work and apply your own scheme. Good job; you have successfully customized and personalized your Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 system. Stay close for further tips, tricks and step by step guides as we are developing new tutorials as a daily basis.

3. Use the Settings page

On Windows 10, you can also change the sound scheme from the Settings page. Go to Settings > Personalization > Themes > Advanced Sound Settings.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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