Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Possible to Change Sound Scheme via Command Line?

18 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Possible to Change Sound Scheme via Command Line?

Hello All,

I've scoured and searched past threads, but have not found the answer(s) I'm looking for.

Here's my situation: I'm a full-time AV technician and I frequently deal with multiple (sometimes hundreds) of rental computers that need to be set up for use with presentations. Using the GUI to configure each one is very time-consuming, and I can't rely on the computer vendors to preconfigure each computer before it arrives onsite.

After much searching and some testing, I have compiled a file that will change the power settings to my liking, but have yet to find a way to manage this for system sounds. Resolution settings and "Extended Desktop" mode settings would be nice, too, but are not necessary. I ALWAYS want to get rid of system sounds; not so much for using Extended Desktop mode, etc.

Does anyone have any insight or ideas on how to accomplish this via command line? My only concern is that I don't always have Admin privileges for the computers I'm tweaking, so I would need to be able to have changes take effect without the need for elevation.

I'd also be okay with some method to simply mute the system sounds via the sound mixer. I'll take what I can get, I just need an efficient way of going about it.

I'm not overly familiar with writing scripts, but I am willing to learn and try various things. I have a virtual version of Win7 on my computer to test things in as needed.

Thanks in advance for the help,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jordan,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to change sounds using the registry. You could use .reg files to export and merge them, or use the command line to change the registry values.

Sounds - Change

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Possible to Change Sound Scheme via Command Line?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I want to change realtek's sound format by using command line
Sound quality is changed by format, so I change the format many times. When I see a movie, then change to 24 48khz or 192. But many musics are 44.1khz so when I play music, then change to 24 44.1khz. But that click-work so bother me. So I want change format by command line. Could you tell...
Sound & Audio
How to change drive access permission using command line.
Hi, When I look on the Security tab of the drive's properties I see: Group or usernames: Authenticated Users SYSTEM Administrators (MyComputer\Administrators) Users (MyComputer\Users Now if I click on "Advanced" option. I get a page where I can change permissions for the users in the...
General Discussion
Command line to Change the colour depth.
I'm trying to automate changing the color depth.And i want to do it by one line. Kindly let me know the command line to change the color depth for 16bit to 32 bit and vice verse Thanks, Priya
General Discussion
Command Line Utility Change Sound Device
Hi! I am looking for a method for CLI-only changing of the default audio device. (Control Panel-> Hardware and Sound -> Manage Audio Devices) I have already tried various options such as AutoIT, AutoHotKey and while I was able to get it working, this was not the optimal solution. Does...
Sound & Audio
change color depth through command line
Hi, how to change color depth to 32-bit in windows through command or registry
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+