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Windows 7: Disable startup chime on sacrilegious iMac?


16 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Disable startup chime on sacrilegious iMac?

Basically i have an early 2006 iMac (Core Duo T2400) That I have wiped Macintosh from and installed Windows 7.

However, I forgot to disable the startup chime before doing so. This is done in the Mac OS easily, but that doesn't work in Windows. I tried booting the installation disk and muting from there, but that doesn't work.

Does anyone know how I can mute the startup chime, sort of reinstalling Snow Leopard?

Thanks.


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16 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Do you mean the windows startup chime, or some kind of mac chime that still works somehow? I would never have guessed that a mac startup sound would carry over. The windows startup sound is relatively easy to disable, if that is what you mean.

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16 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

It's the Mac one. Basically it's an EFI sucessful boot beep.
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16 Sep 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Dude that sucks. Use sleep mode extensively

*EDIT*

Ererghm. I meant exclusively
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17 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

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17 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You're able to install Windows 7 as the primary operating system on an early iMac? I had no idea you could do this. Interesting.
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17 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
You're able to install Windows 7 as the primary operating system on an early iMac? I had no idea you could do this. Interesting.
Only on Intel Macs.

First you have to boot the OS X installer disk, and use disk utility to convert disk to MBR (you can do it in the windows installer, but it's not as easy). then in the Windows installer delete all partitons so it makes the system reserve partition if desired.

it might be possible to boot windows via EFI on 64bit Macs, but it is difficult and if you mess up resetting PRAM doesn't fix it.

You may find that it takes a while to boot, in which case you can run the following command to make the Mac automatically load the BIOS bootloader:
Code:
# bless --device /dev/disk0s1 --setBoot --legacy
Run it from Disk Utility on the OSX installer, and if needed make sure you substitute disk0s1 with the partition with the Windows bootloader.

i haven't done this yet, as I haven't had a chance to work on the mac.
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17 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

turns out the command is
Code:
# nvram SystemAudioVolume=" "
and the blessing command does help a little bit, I no longer get that weird icon flashing on the screen for a split second.
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