How to Disable Sound... Secretly

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  1. TALLandNcharge

    TALLandNcharge New Member

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    I want to pull a prank on my roommate. He is kind of computer savvy. I want to disable the sound on his computer some how. I've tried just disabling the sound card, but he figured that out after about 10 minutes. If I uninstall the card, the computer just reinstalls it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. spoop

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    go into c:\windows\ and delete random dlls until the sound stops working
     
  3. TALLandNcharge

    TALLandNcharge New Member

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    I don't want to screw up the XP install... geez.
     
  4. Chris

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    record a bunch of blank .wav's and set all the windows sounds to them
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That gives me a really twisted idea.

    You know how once in a while you see a youtube video that has been recorded so hot that you instantly have to turn down the volume?

    Do that with the handful of most common windows sounds, but keep them in their normal spots.

    That way he would get the shit scared out of him every time a windows sound happens.

    :bigthumb:
     
  6. Toyman321

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    He'd probably figure it out really fast but if his computer has a separate headphone jack on it take an old pair of headphones with a black connector (or other connector that would blend in, cut the cord and plug it in. He may sit there forever checking divers and speaker connections and not check the obvious.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    That actually wouldn't work in Vista, because of the new per-application volume and EQ controls.
     
  8. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Wouldn't the sound drivers be in system32??

     
  9. JaJae

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    Disable the sound drivers in the device manager?
     
  10. 98dirtybird

    98dirtybird OT Supporter

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    record a sound of you saying "your about to get puched in the head" then stand behind him when he turns it on punch him in the head.
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm not sure you understood what i'm talking about.

    Run one of those hot files, even in Vista, and it's going to be loud as hell.

    It's not about the volume settings, it's about how hot it's recorded.

    If you do it in analog, you can make it just about as hot as you want.

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    At the obvious cost of distortion.
     

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