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Windows 7 Walkthrough: Hardware and Sound Control Panel

Windows 7 Walkthrough: Hardware and Sound Control Panel

Windows 7’s Control Panel is literally packed with tools (a.k.a. applets) that allow you to configure and control the way that the operating system works. Because the Control Panel has so many tools, Microsoft added a Search box to make it easy for you to find the tool that you need for a particular task.

To help you become familiar with all of the tools that are available in Windows 7’s Control Panel, I have created the Windows 7 Walkthrough series in which I’ll show you and provide a brief overview of each tool in the Control Panel categories. This one covers the tools in the Hardware and Sound Control Panel category.

Keep in mind that I’ll be using the Ultimate edition of Windows 7, which contains some features not available in other editions of the operating system.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

4 comments
DrDean
DrDean

xp doesnt have dccw.exe

jack247
jack247

I work in audio and make my own system sounds. So far, I've found that "Select" doesn't work in Win7 at all and if sounds are assigned to "Open Program" and "Close Program" when computer is idle those sounds fire automatically every 5-10 secs. which can drive you insane. "Open Program" has precedence over "Close Program." This was a clean install from XP and the wav format is correct. I know most people don't care about this but I do and hope this is fixed in Win7 SP1. I just like things to work as they're supposed to.

wreaves1
wreaves1

Driver Detective is viewing Windows 7 as Windows Home Server and will not install ATI Radeon Xpress 200M drivers

Greg Shultz
Greg Shultz

...Driver Detective problem. Why not just download and install the drivers yourself?