Add sound to PrintScreen screenshot in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista

In Windows, there are several ways to capture a screenshot without using third party tools. You can either use Snipping Tool, or good old PrintScreen key. But PrintScreen has always been a silent event - there is no sound, no visual indication that the image was captured to the clipboard. This changed with Windows 8 and Windows 10: in these OSes, if you use the Win + PrintScreen keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot, it dims the screen. But what if there was a sound played? Well it turns out Microsoft coded a hidden feature. You can assign a sound to the PrintScreen screenshot! Let's see how it can be done.

How to change Windows sounds

In this article, we will be covering how to change various sounds that play when certain events occur in Windows or in installed programs. Those events can be an action that you perform, such as logging on to your computer, or an action that your computer performs automatically, such as alerting you when you receive new e‑mail. We will learn how to change individual sounds for events or the whole sound scheme for your user account in Windows.

Where to download Windows sounds and sound schemes?

This question was asked yesterday by one of my friends. He was bored with the default Windows sounds, which are very limited in Windows 8. He tried to find some good sound schemes, but all he found was some paid Stardock app with a proprietary soundpack format. This made him really unhappy, so we decided to find some source for free sounds and sound schemes. Luckily, we found a great web site for sounds!

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