Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Change the notification sound in Windows 8?

  1. #1

    Change the notification sound in Windows 8?


    Is it possible to change the alert sound?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello BRKING,

    It depends on which alert sound you are referring to, but you should be able to in the "Sounds" settings like below.

    Sounds - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    In W8 there is a notification for apps and I'd like to give those a different sound than the calendar sound. Ill try your link. Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you are unsure which sound event it may be for, then you could click on the Test button for each sound to hear what it is currently set to too see if that is the sound or not.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Change the notification sound in Windows 8?
Related Threads
Hi All, I'm using my ASUS T100TA Transformer Book to type this message, it's got a 10.1" screen on it, as I'm getting older now..my vision isn't what it used to be. I've already changed the size of the icon's on the taskbar, so I could see them better..is there any way to make the notification...
Email notification sound in Sound & Audio
I`ve read all of the tutorials on setting an email sound for Outlook 2007 but to no avail. All of the notification settings are on and in control panel/sounds/ i set to both Desktop mail notification and new mail notification but still not getting a sound for new emails arriving. Could you help...
Windows mail on windows 8.1 will not play notifications, I setup a custom wav sound and set up notifications in windows mail and it still doesn't notify me.
have AOL free mail program - suddenly,( tho properly 'set/saved' )the 'new mail' notification sound has stopped. Even in ''preview' it won't play... i did nothing to stop that. I do have Win. mail notification 'set' for a sound -would that setting over-ride AOL's ? thanks in advance - Edythe
How to Change New Mail Notification Sound in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to change what sound is played by default when you get a new email in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. Here's How:
There's a wierd bug in win8 dreamspark edition. Iam not getting any notification (sound or display) about incoming email, even when it is allowed in options. Other notifications (messaging) is working correctly. Any thoughts?
Hi, My setup of windows 8 went without any problems. I am currently using the mail feature which is great, unlike the Android tablet when a mail arrives there is sound notification. How do I set up the sounding notification on windows 8? Thanks
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook