Change sound scheme in Windows Vista

When you logon to Windows, open a window, close a window or some error occurs (and dozens of such events) a sound is played by Windows. Which sound is played on such events, is controlled by the sound scheme. Windows Vista comes with few such sound schemes that you can change to, so that a different sound is played on various events. Here is how :

Tip : You can add Ultimate Extra Sound schemes by downloading them from the following links :

To change the sound schemes in Windows Vista follow these instructions :

  1. Right click on the speaker icon in the system tray in the bottom-right of your screen.
  2. From the right-click menu, choose Sounds,

  3. In the window titled Sound, choose a sound scheme from the drop down list as shown,

  4. Click OK to save the settings.

If you choose the No Sounds scheme, then Windows will not play any sound on any event – it will make Windows silent. If at any later moment, you want to revert back to the default Windows sounds, you can choose the Windows Default scheme.