Volume Mixer in Windows 7 is very very annoying. I have been trying to disable it due to the issues it causes when playing games and running Ventrilo at the same time, or multiple programs at the same time. I have set the Volume Mixer to give both the game and Ventrilo or the accompanying program I am using with for example Windows Media Player, and both get muffled and auto-reset back to a low volume setting. I.E. it shows a "Ghost"(translucent) bar where I have it set, but then a bar that is solid at a minimal setting of about 10% effectively muffling Windows Media Player and Ventrilo. This becomes even more annoying especially when playing a game such as Left4Dead and having Ventrilo running in the background. Each map, and lobby connect I have to alt-tab to revert the sound in the Volume Mixer back to a suitable level for both. That means each map switch I am Alt-tabbing to fix my sound settings, they are not saving. My ultimate question is, is there anyway to disable the Volume Mixer, or is there a way to make the settings stick?