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I'm using a Thinkpad T60 with Windows XP Pro SP3.

My volume control defaults to some preset which is too quiet. I want to save a higher volume, which I always adjust using the Icon in the lower, right part of my screen.

How can I alter the default?

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XP's volume controls are a bit crap, 7's stick. However, AHK can do it, one moment. – Phoshi Jan 12 '10 at 22:25
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My favorite XP Volume Control replacement:

Quick Mixer controls Main-Volume, Main-Treble, Main-Bass and up-to 16 playback audio sources! Quick Mixer gives you access to every available playback mute on your sound-card. Quick Mixer gives you access to the first on/off check under Advanced, Other Controls.

Quick Mixer allows you to create 10 audio profiles and optionally starts up with a default profile. Quick Mixer scans your sound-card's mixer-line to offer you only the correct playback sliders.

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Quick Mixer is freeware.

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This seems much more suited to my expertise. I have downloaded it and will try it. Thanks muchly. Don – Xavierjazz Jan 13 '10 at 0:57
you're quite welcome. – Molly7244 Jan 13 '10 at 1:10
Well, I downloaded it, unzipped it and it will not install. It gets to the screen where it asks if I want to change the directory or quit. The only real option is to quit????? Perhaps I'm missing something????? – Xavierjazz Jan 13 '10 at 3:00
Got it now, thanks. You got the acceptance. – Xavierjazz Jan 13 '10 at 3:20

Try an autohotkey script:

SoundSet, [% you want to set to]

Put that in a file with the extension .ahk, and place it in your startup folder. It'll set the volume, then exit!

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Thank you. I have a few questions as I have never programmed anything but music. If I understand: - I copy the exact information you provided, including the comma, replacing the bracketed section with the percentage I want, no comma after the number. Is it important for it to be on 2 lines, as in your example? Will this adjust all sliders or only the Master volume? – Xavierjazz Jan 12 '10 at 22:43
Just master volume, and yep. Important for it to be on two lines, certainly! – Phoshi Jan 13 '10 at 11:29
Thanks Phoshi regards – Xavierjazz Jan 13 '10 at 23:12

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