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Starting in Windows 8, the Windows Logon sound event has been disabled. This leaves you unable to change or play the Windows Logon sound at sign-in in Windows 10.

As a workaround, you can still create an elevated task to play a sound at sign-in (logon) to Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to play a sound at logon (sign-in) for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator with a password to create an elevated task.


Here's How:

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type taskschd.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Task Scheduler.

2. Click/tap on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane of Task Scheduler, and click/tap on Create Task in the right Actions pane. (see screenshot below)

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3. In the General tab, type a name (ex: "Play logon sound") you want for this task. (see screenshot below)

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4. In the General tab, select (dot) Run whether user is logged on or not. (see screenshot below)

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5. In the General tab, check the Run with highest privileges box. (see screenshot below)

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6. In the General tab, select Windows 10 in the Configure for drop down. (see screenshot below)

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7. Click/tap on the Triggers tab, and click/tap on the New button. (see screenshot below)

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8. Select At log on in the Begin the task drop down, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
The At log on trigger is for when a user signs in to their account and not currently still signed in from say after lock computer or switch user.
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9. In the Triggers tab, click/tap on the New button. (see screenshot below)

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10. Select On connection to user session in the Begin the task drop down, select (dot) Connection from local computer, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
The On connection to user session trigger is for when a user signs in to their account while currently still signed in from say after switch user.
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11. Click/tap on the Actions tab, and click/tap on the New button. (see screenshot below)

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12. Perform the actions below: (see screenshot below)

A) Select Start a program in the Action drop down.

B) Type PowerShell in the Program/script field box.

C) Enter the command below into the Add arguments field box, and click/tap on OK.

-c (New-Object Media.SoundPlayer 'C:\Windows\Media\Windows Logon.wav').PlaySync();

Note   Note
If you wanted to play a sound (.wav file) of your choice instead, you can substitute C:\Windows\Media\Windows Logon.wav in the command above with the full path of the .wav file you want to be played.
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13. Click/tap on the Conditions tab, uncheck the Start the task only if the computer is on AC power box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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14. Enter your account's password, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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15. This task (ex: "Play logon sound") is now finished, and will now play a sound at sign-in for all users on your PC. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn