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How to Turn On or Off Play Windows Startup Sound in Windows 10

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Windows 10 can play a sound at startup to let you know it's loaded and ready.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Windows startup sound for all users in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Play Windows Startup Sound in Sounds Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Play Windows Startup Sound using a REG file





Turn On or Off Startup Sound in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Startup Sound in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Play Windows Startup Sound in Sounds Settings

1. Right click or press and hold on the Volume system icon, and click/tap on Sounds. (see screenshot below)

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2. In the Sounds tab, check (on) or uncheck (off - default) the Play Windows Startup sound box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Startup Sound in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Startup Sound in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Play Windows Startup Sound using a REG file

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You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation

DisableStartupSound DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


1. Do step 2 (off) or step 3 (on) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn Off Play Windows Startup Sound

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Windows_10_startup_sound.reg

download

 3. To Turn On Play Windows Startup Sound

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Windows_10_startup_sound.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn