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when I open control panel: Sound/sounds tab, the option to select program events sounds is not showing below the default sounds list. here is a screen shot:  windows 7   
any help is deeply appreciated. thanks, Jon

Hello Jon

You are going to want to check the hardware device manager in the Sound as my guess is one of the latest windows updates has removed the correct audio driver. Access the device manager by RIGHT CLICKING on the start menu and choose DEVICE MANAGER from the menu.

When in there, take a look at this image:

you will see likely 1 or 2 sound drivers. You are going to want to choose the other driver.. follow this link below to help you with this:

I hope this helps


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