QSounds Reg file updated for Win8

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by R. C. White, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. R. C. White

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Quicken Users.

    Just about every time we have to install a new Quicken - or re-install it
    after updating to a new Windows - we find that Quicken Sounds have gone
    silent. The "Turn on Quicken Sounds" in Edit|Preferences doesn't help. And
    when we try to use Windows Control Panel's Hardware and Sounds|Sounds|Sounds
    tab, we see that Quicken is not listed there at all. To get Quicken into
    the Sounds menu, we must edit the Registry. In 2003, Burke Mamlin posted a
    fix, which I've copied and updated several times as new versions of Windows
    appeared. My latest version, QSoundsWin8.reg.txt, is attached.

    You can load this .txt file into Notepad and edit it as required to fit YOUR
    system, as explained in comments at the top of the file text. When you have
    finished your edits, just save the file as QSoundsWin8.reg - without the
    ..txt extension. Close Quicken and then click on the .reg file. The next
    time you start Quicken, you should hear the Startup sound (QOpen.wav).

    BEWARE! When you click on a .reg file, Windows immediately writes that
    file's contents into your Windows Registry! There is no "Are you sure?"
    prompt and there is no Undo button for this. It works for me; it should
    work for you, but use it at your own risk.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 7 and Windows Live Mail in Win8 RP x64)
    R. C. White, Jun 7, 2012
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    murdgor.mg Guest

    My experience with the quicken sounds was resolved by my IT tech. Make surethat the quicken sounds are turned on and you are using the Windows media player. Go to your computer, click on "C" drive, page down to Program File"x86", page down to the Quicken label and double files will appear.
    Go to the sound program and open the sound tab, scroll down to the quicken sounds as record, open, memorize and delete. Highlight the sound needed andthan click on the file opened up to the desired file for that label, Afterassigning all the sounds to the labels click on apply and OK, then test tomake sure that it is the sound you desire.
    murdgor.mg, Dec 4, 2014
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