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Windows 7: Sound Scheme changes not remembered

17 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Why are you so keen to remove the startup sound?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

OK I found the culprit for you but you will need to get ResHacker first because it's inside a dll that also contains all your windows icons so it would also be a good idea to back up the file incase something goes wrong, this is the location of the dll C:\Windows\System32. File name: imageres.dll

Open ResHacker and look for that file to open or just use explorer and drag and drop it in the left pane of ResHacker, now in ResHacker go to the directry named Wave and expand it and you will notice on the right side you have the option to "Play Wave".

Once you are happy that is the one you want to remove right click on the Wave Directory and select delete resource Wave and then go to file and save. If it tells you that it cant save that means you do not have ownership on the file and to do this you need to right click on the dll and select properties.

In properties navigate to the security tab and select advanced and navigate to the owner tab and then edit and select your user name and ok, now you need to go back to the first screen in properties and select edit and give yourself full privleges and now you can modify and save changes on the dll.

Alternatively you can use this shortcut to right click on the file and take ownership.

Take Ownership Shortcut


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2009   #13

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

Thank you very much Mr Grim.

I was stopped getting full ownership of the file, I had already put the Take Ownership into the registry, I tried, take ownership of the actual file and take ownership of the System 32 folder, but was unable to save the altered file from ResHack.

So I booted into Vista x64 and tried from there, still unable to alter the file in the Windows 7 x64 partition, but I was able to alter and save the file in the Windows 7 x86 partition, from within Vista.
I then copied the altered file from the Windows 7 32bit installation to the 64bit installation and everything is working perfectly.
I'm sure it's a roundabout way, but thanks to your information all done.

As to your question about why I wanted to do this, I just hate unwanted sounds.

Thank again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

No worries Dave and welcome to the forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2009   #15

7 x64 + XP Pro x86

How am I supposed to save these changes if I only have a Vista x64 installation and a Windows 7 x64 installation (Both on seperate hard drives)?

I've changed every permission possible with the Windows 7 x64 installation but it still won't let me save the changes. Even if I save it to a new file, delete the old imageres.dll in \system32, and put the new one in it's place, the WAVE directory is added back into the file when I open it back up..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2009   #16

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

I have the same 2 installation partitions, Vista 64 and Windows 7 64bit.
It worked for me when booted into the Vista installation and altering the file from within Vista. Then copying it into the Win 7 system 32 folder.

I couldn't get permission enough from within Win7 to alter the file, but it worked perfectly doing it booted into Vista.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2011   #17

win 7 home 64 bit

Has anyone ever come up with an answer on getting rid of the startup and sign off sounds on win7-64 ? They irratate me no end. HELP ME ! thanks...........c
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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