*For Windows Vista, see Windows Vista: How to raise/increase volume above 100% maximum level*
I didn’t think this simple change would work to increase volume but sure enough… Helped quite a bit, especially for those lower decibel nuclear-related videos on YouTube. Hope some find it useful as well.
STEP 1; Single click the volume icon in the system tray, usually at the bottom right of the screen
STEP 2: In thin window that pops up click the icon at the top (see arrow in photo below)
STEP 3: In the pop-up window, choose the ‘Enhancements’ tab
STEP 4: Click the box next to ‘Loudness Equalization’ so there is a checkmark
STEP 5: Click ‘OK’ and you’re done
Feel free to ask questions in the comments below. Hopefully someone will be able to help.
(Perhaps your friends/family might appreciate it? Let’s email around a link to this post and see what happens… maybe they’ll even learn a little about what is going on here. There is now an email icon above — near the headline — so it is easier to send out posts.)
Published: September 11th, 2011 at 7:32 pm ET