Outlook Sounds Windows 8

I recently purchased an HP Laptop with Windows 8.  I activated the pre-installed Office Suite with a Product Key that I had already purchased. 
So far, so good.  For the most part the Office application installed and are working properly.


However, when I attempted to change the "New Email Notification" sound using the Windows sound configuration in the Control Panel it does not change the sound in Outlook 2010.  The .wav file play fine when I perform the test in the Control Panel but when I receive a new message it plays the default Windows sound.


Any ideas?


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Last updated March 31, 2018 Views 1,114 Applies to:

I have figured it out.


In Windows 7 the program event that signals a new email is called "New Mail Notification".  This same event appears in Windows 8 but this IS NOT the correct option in Windows 8.  The correct event to choose is "Desktop Mail Notification"

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