Volume Control May Not Be Installed with Some Sound Cards

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The Volume Control tool may not be available after you install Windows.


Tools such as Volume Control are installed based on the hardware detected during the installation of Windows. If the computer contains an ISA Plug and Play device that is not turned on by the BIOS, the device is not detected until after Windows is installed.


To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods:

Method 1

When you install Windows, use the Custom Setup option. When you are prompted to select the components you want, select Volume Control in the Multimedia section.

Method 2

If Windows is already installed, follow these steps to install Volume Control:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. On the Windows Setup tab, click Multimedia, and then click Details.
  3. Click the Volume Control check box to select it.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click OK.


Article ID: 163886 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
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