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Prevent Changing Sound in Windows 8/8.1 Computer

Usually speaking, users can change the sound in the Sounds tab on Windows computer, as exhibited in the following screen shot. In the meantime, some inquisitive users would like to know how to stop other people from changing it without giving oral warning. As a consequence, this article will particularly expound how to enable the setting called "Prevent changing sound" in Windows 8 to achieve the aim.

Video guide on how to prevent changing sound in Windows 8:

Steps to prevent changing sound in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box by use of Windows+R hotkeys, type gpedit.msc and click OK to enter the Local Group Policy Editor.

Tips: For other means to access the editor, you can find them in 4 Ways to Open Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 8/8.1.

Step 2: Find Prevent changing sounds setting using the path below, and then open it by double-clicking it.

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization/Prevent changing sounds

Step 3: In the Prevent changing sounds window, select Enabled and click OK.

Then, anyone who opens the Sound window will not find the Sounds tab in it, which indicates that the action to changing sound is prevented with success.

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