How do I adjust my sound and audio settings in the Control Panel?

1. Open your Control Panel. Depending on your computer, you can do this a few different ways:

a. In Windows 10, click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, type ‘Control Panel’ into the search bar and select it.

b. In Windows 8, right click on any empty area of your desktop, select the ‘Control Panel’ option from the menu.

c. In older versions of Windows, click the Start menu in the bottom left-hand corner, navigate through the ‘Settings’ or ‘Control Panel’ options, and finally select the ‘Control Panel’ option.

2. Scroll through the list of options that appear until you find the ‘Sound’ setting. Click on it to open the Sound window.

3. You will now see several options on the left hand side of the window. Here you can adjust the sound and audio settings for your computer.

4. The ‘Playback’ tab will be your main source for adjusting audio settings. Here you can select the output device that sound will be played through, manage the volume level, adjust playback quality and more.

5. The ‘Recording’ tab is where you can configure input settings. Here you can select your microphone, adjust its volume level, enhance vocal clarity and more.

6. The ‘Sounds’ tab is where you can adjust the various system sounds for your computer. Here you can set individual sound notifications for things like e-mail notifications, system alerts, start-up sounds and more.

7. The ‘Communications’ tab is where you can adjust how your computer handles incoming and outgoing communications. Here you can configure settings for Skype, VoIP apps and phone services, adjust speakerphone and speaker boost settings, and more.

8. Once you have adjusted all of your settings according to your preferences, select ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the window. Your settings will now be saved.