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Change to "No Sounds" Sounds Scheme by default

Can I change to "No Sounds" Sounds Scheme by default?

You sure can!

In Windows 2000/XP/2003, each time a new user logs on for the first time, it is given a new user profile in which the default Windows Sound Scheme is used. While nice to have at home, sometimes this feature is plain annoyance.

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You can easily change this behavior and force Windows to use the "No Sounds" sound scheme as the default sound scheme.

To do so follow these steps:

  1. Open Registry Editor.

  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\AppEvents\Schemes
  1. Create the following value (SZ):

Default

and give it a value of .NONE

(Yes, you need the leading dot – . )

Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you’re supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.

  1. Close Registry Editor.

Any new user who will now logon to this computer will have the "No Sounds" sound scheme applied.

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