Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?


  1. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       #1

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?


    So in Windows 8, MS removed the ability to have a login/logoff sound. In Windows 10, the same problem persists.

    Interestingly enough, under the C:\Windows\Media folder, there is a file called "Windows Logon" which is a brand new sound from Windows 8, also in 10.

    The "Windows Logoff Sound" file is the same as Vista/7, so no change there.

    Regardless, why did MS make a new log on sound, if it's not even possible to use it?
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    bobjoe said:
    So in Windows 8, MS removed the ability to have a login/logoff sound. In Windows 10, the same problem persists.
    Interestingly enough, under the C:\Windows\Media folder, there is a file called "Windows Logon" which is a brand new sound from Windows 8, also in 10.
    The "Windows Logoff Sound" file is the same as Vista/7, so no change there.
    Regardless, why did MS make a new log on sound, if it's not even possible to use it?
    After listening to both the logon.wav and logoff.wav sounds it would appear to me to be part of shortening the boot or close process as the files are only about 185KB, just a few seconds and not as long as on Win7.
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  3. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    Search for change system sounds.

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?-capture.jpg

    Check the box for play Windows startup sound....
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  4. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Berton said:
    After listening to both the logon.wav and logoff.wav sounds it would appear to me to be part of shortening the boot or close process as the files are only about 185KB, just a few seconds and not as long as on Win7.
    I see what you mean. IIRC, XP had a really long shut down sound that played throughout the log off process. Looks like that algorithm changed in Vista.

    NavyLCDR said:
    Search for change system sounds.

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?-capture.jpg

    Check the box for play Windows startup sound....
    Did you even read my post? I'm not talking about the startup sound. I'm talking about the log-in/log-off sound.
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  5. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    bobjoe said:
    Did you even read my post? I'm not talking about the startup sound. I'm talking about the log-in/log-off sound.
    I did read your post. Funny how my change system sounds control panel now has logon and logoff choices:

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?-capture.jpg

    So maybe that's why they have a Windows Logon.wav and a Windows Logoff.wav? So you can set those sounds to those events?
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  6. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #6

    NavyLCDR said:
    I did read your post. Funny how my change system sounds control panel now has logon and logoff choices:



    So maybe that's why they have a Windows Logon.wav and a Windows Logoff.wav? So you can set those sounds to those events?

    How did you get "Windows logoff", "Windows logon", and "Windows unlock" on there?

    I have Windows 10 on six computers at my house. I just checked all of them, and none of them have those 3 options.


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  7. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    bobjoe said:
    How did you get "Windows logoff", "Windows logon", and "Windows unlock" on there?

    I have Windows 10 on six computers at my house. I just checked all of them, and none of them have those 3 options.
    http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=103



    I know, that was pretty sneaky of me, I apologize.
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  8. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #8

    NavyLCDR said:
    http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=103



    I know, that was pretty sneaky of me, I apologize.
    Thanks for the link.

    Don't worry, I'm pretty used to it on this forum...
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  9. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    I do wonder why they disabled those options in the registry by default. Doesn't make much sense.
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  10. Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
    Thread Starter
       #10

    NavyLCDR said:
    I do wonder why they disabled those options in the registry by default. Doesn't make much sense.
    Has anything Microsoft done to Windows since Windows 8 made sense?
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