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Windows 7: Editing the sound in Control panel

18 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Editing the sound in Control panel

If you go to control panel/Sound & Sounds, I noticed that there are some programs there that I once had installed. Is there a way to remove/edit those old programs so that they no longer are listed? Tx

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18 Feb 2013   #2

 

I'm confused because I don't see "Sound & Sounds". Can you post a screenshot?
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18 Feb 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello meebers,

That section doesn't have any programs listed. Do you mean that there are some sound files listed that you want removed instead, or.....?

Sounds - Change

If so, then you could just delete the sound file in the C:\Windows\Media folder to no longer have it listed afterwards.




It sounds more like you mean in Programs and Features instead. If so, the tutorial below can help show you how to remove the uninstall entries.
Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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19 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Posting a screen shot. You will notice that in the control panel there is an Icon labeled Sound, once that is selected, you will notice that there is a tab called Sounds. Under Sounds there are some programs that the install placed events for that program that have their own unique sounds. i.e. Avast in this example. I no longer have Avast (and a bunch of others) that I want them removed under Program events? I would think that the un-install would remove them??? Tx


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19 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

How did you uninstall those programs? Did you just delete them or did you use the Uninstall programs? Programs such as Revo Uninstaller (there is a free version) also seek out left over registry and files and allow the user to also uninstall them.

Ccleaner (free) cam remove some leftoverrs in the registry.

I've removed programs that installed extra system sounds and that was removed when I uninstalled (some with just the program's uninstaller and some with Revo Uninstaller).
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19 Feb 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Posting a screen shot. You will notice that in the control panel there is an Icon labeled Sound, once that is selected, you will notice that there is a tab called Sounds. Under Sounds there are some programs that the install placed events for that program that have their own unique sounds. i.e. Avast in this example. I no longer have Avast (and a bunch of others) that I want them removed under Program events? I would think that the un-install would remove them??? Tx
When you uninstalled Avast, did you use Avast's uninstaller, or did you use the Programs and Features control panel? Or, did you use a different method? I don't know which method is the best, but maybe you can reinstall Avast and use a different method of uninstalling to see if that does the trick.

Alternatively, you can just ignore those things in the Sound control panel because it's 100% harmless for them to be there.
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19 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Posting a screen shot. You will notice that in the control panel there is an Icon labeled Sound, once that is selected, you will notice that there is a tab called Sounds. Under Sounds there are some programs that the install placed events for that program that have their own unique sounds. i.e. Avast in this example. I no longer have Avast (and a bunch of others) that I want them removed under Program events? I would think that the un-install would remove them??? Tx
When you uninstalled Avast, did you use Avast's uninstaller, or did you use the Programs and Features control panel? Or, did you use a different method? I don't know which method is the best, but maybe you can reinstall Avast and use a different method of uninstalling to see if that does the trick.

Alternatively, you can just ignore those things in the Sound control panel because it's 100% harmless for them to be there.
I did use Avast's uninstaller. I have also ran Ccleaner on the registry approximately 10 times since Avast was uninstalled. Not for just getting rid of the Avasts entry in Program events, but for many other things as well. I know they are harmless, but I was in the process of getting rid of or changing some of the sounds when I delete emails and found myself scrolling thru programs that were no longer installed. I can live with it, but would rather run a "clean" install checking revo now.

Update. Revo did not find any avast/alwil entries. Did a register search, found one entry Alwil Soft ware/Avast. One line entry only. (Not messing with it)
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19 Feb 2013   #8

 

Oh, be careful when using Registry Cleaners. They have a history of deleting false positives and sometimes breaking practically everything.
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19 Feb 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Run Revo with the Safe mode selected, it can flag reg keys which are used by other programs.

Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Uninstall Programs
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19 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh, be careful when using Registry Cleaners. They have a history of deleting false positives and sometimes breaking practically everything.
I know, took precautions, did an image back up of the whole drive before "tweaking"

I don't know for sure, but would assume there is a file somewhere that populates the Program Events on the "sounds" tab??
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