Volume Control Program has not been installed

Windows is very bad in terms of protecting itself from other programs. For example, I was installing some device drivers and after I finished everything and double clicked the Windows sound control in the status bar, it gave me the following error:

“Volume Control Program has not been installed”

I did a little research and came to know that sometimes, some device driver will play with the volume control utility and it’ll corrupt the program.

Fix “Your Device is Missing Impor...
Fix “Your Device is Missing Important Security & Quality Fixes” Error on Windows PC


The solution to this problem is very simple, just go to X:\Windows\System32 (X is your system drive), replace sndvol32.exe with a new one. You can copy it from any other working system. You can download sndvol32.exe from here:
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40 thoughts on “Volume Control Program has not been installed”

  1. Thanks! They need to take those other tips off the internet, this one worked perfectly. Simple and quick and most importantly effective. I actually didn’t even have the file anymore, but downloaded it from here, put it in and voila! Thanks again.

  2. Thank you very much !!! I tried all kinds of other ways , but I didn’t even believe this one to be so easy , but I said , might as well do it since it didn’t take too long to do it , and ……VOILA !!! It’s working again ,and sooooo easy.
    Thanks again , SANIX !!!

  3. Thanks man. That put all of the other websites to shame!
    So simple and easy. Not complicated like others. 😀

  4. thank you mate worked a treat, had a look at a few other suggestions first, im glad i found this sooner rather than lata, CHEERS

  5. sorry to be a dummy but how do i do this exactly. where do i find X:\Windows\System32 so i can change to new one

    • Suzanne How, you should replace X with your system drive. For example if you have Windows installed in your C drive, then the path will be:
      Please let me know if your fixed your problem. Thanks.

  6. i typed C:\Windows\System32 in windows explorer and a bunch of files came up i am sorry but i need step by step

  7. Suzanne How, just follow the steps below:
    1) Download file from the following location:
    2) Go to Windows Explorer and type in the following in the address bar:
    3) Copy the downloaded file (from step 1) and paste it in System32 directory (from step 2)
    4) If it says, the file already exists, just replace it.
    Now you’re good to go. Try with your volume control again and it should work now 🙂
    If you have any other problems please let us know in Technize Forums

  8. Great solution! For us idiots, click start, run and if your main hard drive is C: type in: C:\Windows\System32, click OK. Worked perfect

  9. Rodney, thanks for pointing out the broken link. I have restored the download again so that everyone may be able to download it easily.

  10. You rock. Thank you for making this process so simple…everybody else had me thinking I needed to do 87 friggin’ steps and you helped me with a couple! Cheers:)

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