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Turn on and Turn off Sound in Windows 8 or 8.1 Computer

Computer sound can inform you when your computer starts up, remind you when there is notification and so on. Nevertheless, sometimes you feel annoyed to hear the sounds and would like to turn them off, whereas you may want to turn them on when you listen to music, watch a movie, play games and so forth. So, how to turn on and turn off sound in Windows 8/8.1 computer? You can study the methods and their operational steps in this article.

Video guide on how to turn on and turn off sound in Windows 8:

1. Turn off sound on Windows 8/8.1 computer

Way 1: Turn off sound by use of the sound icon on taskbar.

On the taskbar of desktop, click the sound icon on the right, and then tap the sound icon in the pop-up window.

As you can see from the screenshot below, the sound has been turned off right away.

Way 2: Turn off sound in Sounds setting.

Step 1: Press Windows key+F to open Search bar.

Step 2: Select Settings in the Search bar, and input sound in the empty box.

Step 3: Choose Sound in the search results.

Step 4: When the Sound window emerges, choose Sounds, select No Sounds in the drop-down menu of Sound Scheme and tap OK.

Way 3: Close sound in Communications setting of Sound.

Choose Communications on the top, select Mute all other sounds and then click OK to accomplish the setting.

2. Turn on sound in Windows 8/8.1 computer

In correspondence to the above 3 methods, you can turn on the sound by the 3 ways below.

Way 1: Click the muted speaker icon on the taskbar, and taping the muted speaker icon in the small window, as the following picture shows.

Immediately, the sound is turned on in your PC.

Way 2: In Sound window, choose Sounds and select Windows Default in the pull-down menu of Sound Scheme. Finally, click OK.

Way 3: After the Sound window opens, tap Communications, choose one from Reduce the volume of other sounds by 80%, Reduce the volume of other sounds by 20% and Do nothing. At last, click OK.

In one word, it will be easier for you to practice the methods to turn on and turn off sound on your computer since they have been illustrated by procedures and photos.

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