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My dad just got new speakers and my sister likes to push them to maximum volume and basically destroy them. He's asked me if there's anyway I can force the software to not let her listen to her music at such volumes. She does not have administrative privileges, so is there a way to allow her to turn the volume up and down, but max it out at a certain volume?

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Just making sure you're not trying something futile: Your speakers are not active ones which have their own hardware volume controls, right? – foraidt Mar 4 '10 at 7:32
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Yes, it appears that there is a program that can do this for you. It is called, quite appropriately, Volume Lock. It is trialware with a 14 day trial period. It says that it has a password function, so try it out!

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In Control Panel > Sound > Speakers > Properties > Levels > Balance the L and R channels can be reduced, which creates a volume cap. However, this solution relies upon this "trick" remaining undiscovered...

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This doesn't address the need to lock out the volume. Security through obscurity is not wise. – Josh K Mar 4 '10 at 4:46
@Josh K But why the downvote? I clearly pointed out this problem in the answer... (Also, it should really be possible to undo accidental comment upvotes caused by a dodgy laptop mousepad.) – sblair Mar 4 '10 at 9:00
No longer works in Windows 8.1 – Tarnay Kálmán Nov 29 '13 at 0:50

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