Windows Vista Compatibility Notes

As more and more people are using Windows Vista (keep reading for Windows 7 compatibility in the Related Posts section) this post will be updated with any significant problems (and resolutions) that are reported by users with this operating system.

This is not an exhaustive list and due to several fundamental changes in the Vista operating system it is expected that there may be issues especially with respect to volume adjustment and installation.

Sound Control v3.00+ (available soon) has been tested on Windows Vista and should greatly improve compatibility so it can therefore become a supported operating system.  TICK is not officially supported or tested using the Windows Vista operating system yet.

Sound Control (Up To v2.84 BETA)

Volume Adjustment

Windows Vista permits volumes to be adjusted for each application individually. When Sound Control is used the mixers displayed control the volume of sounds made by the Sound Control application and not the general system volume.

Windows Vista provides functionality to tell applications to run in compatibility mode so that new Vista functionality is disabled for specific applications resulting in Sound Control operating as if it was running in Windows 2000.

If you are struggling with installing Sound Control a video showing the process can be found in the Related Posts section below.

  1. Install Sound Control
  2. Exit Sound Control
  3. Right click on the Start – Programs – Sound ControlSound Control shortcut
  4. Select Properties from the popup menu
  5. Choose the Compatibility tab
  6. Select Run The Program In Compatibility Mode
  7. Select Windows 2000 (SP4 if available) from the dropdown menu
  8. Click OK
  9. Start Sound Control using the Start – Programs – Sound ControlSound Control shortcut

When Sound Control starts it will now run as if it was being used on a Windows 2000 machine. You may find not as many mixers are displayed but at the minimum the main master volume will be listed enabling you to assign hot keys to the main volume control. This change in setting also stops (or displays an option to tell Windows to stop) from prompting you to confirm if you really want to run Sound Control each time it is started.

Sound Control (v3.00 And Above)

(Coming Soon) Sound Control v3.00 and above is officially supported when using the Windows Vista operating system and no major problems have been reported.


TICK is not officially supported or tested using the Windows Vista operating system yet.

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