How to Access Windows 10 Legacy Sound Settings

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On the recent updates, Windows 10 tries to ditch its legacy settings that originated from Windows 7. You probably notice that the Sound settings window now looks different than it was.

Despite its modern look, some users found it to be less comfortable and there are a lot of functions that seem to be missing, or presumably relocated which leads to confusion.

Luckily, the original Sound settings window is still there, but there’s more step to access it. Here’s how to open Windows 10 legacy Sound setting.

1. Right-click on the volume icon, then select Open Sound settings.

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2. Scroll down, click on Sound Control Panel.

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3. Now you should see the original Sound window like this.

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You can also access the audio device Properties with the same kind of visualization.

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While it still available up until the writing of this article, Microsoft aggressively tries to convert almost all elements into something that fits with Windows 10’s visual theme. Control Panel, for example, is slowly replaced by Windows Settings. So, don’t be surprised if the legacy Sound Settings disappear one day.

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