Go to Control Panel and select SOUND and do it from there.
Also from Control Panel select TASKBAR & START MENU PROPERTIES - Taskbar Tab - Notification Area - CUSTOMIZE - from the "Select which Icons & Notifications appear on the Taskbar screen" click on "Turn system icons on or off" then turn System Icon "Volume" ON - click OK
If you are using XP may be slightly different To Display The Volume Icon By default, the Volume icon is not displayed when you initially install Windows XP on your system.
To enable the display of the Volume icon, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices. 3. Click Show volume control on the taskbar. 4. Click OK.
When you have the new desktop features of Windows XP enabled, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. Click Sounds, click Speech, and then click Audio Devices. 3. Click Sounds, and then click Audio Devices. 4. Click Show volume control on the taskbar. 5. Click OK.
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