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Windows 8.1 - Sound Settings not "sticking" ?

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Windows 8.1 - Sound Settings not "sticking" ?


    Hey gang,
    I wanted to go in and customize a little bit of my Windows sound events.
    Like for instance, the recycle bin sound , the windows log off sound, even a couple of sounds for Quicken.

    I found where we can restore some of the sounds for Windows 8.1 that had disappeared, or at least restore them to where they are selectable.
    So I went in and added the windows log off sound, the recycle bin sound, and changed a couple of the sounds for Quicken. Click apply to set them.

    However I have found upon signing off and back on or restarting the system, they do not save and revert back to what they were. Am I missing something here?

    Thanks for any tips,

    - Don

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    Apply button works only for that session, you have to press OK or something like that to "stick" for the next boot.
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    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Apply button works only for that session, you have to press OK or something like that to "stick" for the next boot.
    Thanks for the tip, for whatever reason though my changes are just not sticking. When I change a sound it then shows default ( modified ), upon restart it still shows that, but the customized sounds I made are no longer there.
    No biggy I can live with the default sounds, just wanted to add a couple for Windows and change a couple in my Quicken program - they all just revert back to default on a restart.
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Windows 8.1 - Sound Settings not "sticking" ?
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