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Configuring Windows for Surround Sound


How do I tell Windows about my surround sound system?


This question was answered on December 23, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Are you a sound fanatic? Do you have your computer hooked up for surround sound or at least have multiple speakers? Well, if you tell Windows about your sound configuration, you'll probably enjoy your speakers even more Here's how:

1 Click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel Open the Multimedia icon XP users, you need to hit the Start button, Control Panel , then open the Sounds & Audio Devices icon Nothing like consistancy from verison to version, huh?

2 Under the Audio tab, click the Advanced Properties button (in XP, it's just called the Advanced button)

Using the drop box on that screen, you can tell Windows what your speaker arrangement is Everything from headphones to surround sound.

Once you have it configured the way you want it, click OK to save the new settings and enjoy Cheers!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on December 23, 2005