How to Turn Sound on the Computer for Windows

By Diana Braun

Computers running the Windows operating system feature a built-in sound control program. Use this program, called Sound Mixer, to turn on or adjust the level of sound from programs and websites on either internal or external speakers attached to your computer. Depending on your computer, there may also be an external volume control on your keyboard to turn sound on and adjust the volume level.

Step 1

Click the "Speaker" icon in the lower-right notification area of the taskbar. The Sound Mixer launches.

Step 2

Click the "Speaker" button on the Sound Mixer if the sound is muted. A red circle with a line through it appears inside the button if the sound is muted.

Move the slider up to increase the volume and down to decrease the sound.