Fluctuating sound?

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  1. juztin

    juztin New Member

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    I have noticed that when I get an Instant Message, my volume goes down a little bit, like its trying to get my attention, and then it goes right back up to where it was. Anyone know how to fix this? :( It's annoying.
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Did this happen immediatlye after install>?

    Was theiis a "clean: install or an upgrade?
     
  3. juztin

    juztin New Member

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    It was an upgrade. It just started doing it today.
     
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    juztin New Member

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    Just figured it out. Windows 7 has a new communications utility that automatically adjusts the volume when you get any kind of communication, like a phone call or something.

    To deactivate it, go to Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound -> Sound
    Click the communcations tab and select DO NOTHING.

    Easy fix. Whew. I thought this was going to be a pain.
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts. as you're experiencing now

    Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

    Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.

    There i poll going on now and "clean" install is winning by a mile,.
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Great trouble-shooting on your part:)
     
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    juztin New Member

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    I would do a clean install, but my disc is only an upgrade disc :/
     
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    Gotcvha

    Good
     

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