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How to install Windows 7 volume control for Windows XP
Go to C:\windows\system32, find sndvol.exe and make a backup of it.
Press Win+R and type dllcache in the box, click ok, copy the sndvol.exe to the window that opens. Then go to C:\windows\system32 again and copy the new sndvol.exe there too. If it doesn’t work repeat that operation.
Additionally you can replace sndvol.exe in Safe mode.