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Windows 7: Change Startup Sound?

05 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Change Startup Sound?

Has anyone found a foolproof way to change the Windows 7 64-bit startup sound?


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07 Jan 2010   #2

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

I have 32-bit but this should work for you.

Start > Type "Sound" in Search > Pick Sound > go to Sounds > Look for Windows Logon in the Sound menu, and change it to whatever you like.
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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
I have 32-bit but this should work for you.

Start > Type "Sound" in Search > Pick Sound > go to Sounds > Look for Windows Logon in the Sound menu, and change it to whatever you like.
I tried it. Windows Logon is different from Startup. I'm interested in the startup sound.
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07 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found this,

How to change Windows 7 startup sound

if it works seems like a lot of work for something you hear for a couple of seconds when turning the computer on.
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07 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Found this,

How to change Windows 7 startup sound

if it works seems like a lot of work for something you hear for a couple of seconds when turning the computer on.
Nope - doesn't work for me.
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22 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Download Startup Sound Changer for Windows 7 Be sure to have a .wav file that you want to use to change the startup sound.
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22 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

OKfollow this
  • select an audio file of your choice and make sure you convert it to a wave file not just wav

  • rename it 5080 if you are using English version of windows 7 united states language,so your audio file should be 5080.wave .(DON'T MAKE YOUR WAVE FILE MORE THEN 330 KB AS I'M NOT SURE HOW BIG IT CAN BE )

  • copy (imageres.dll ) file you will find this c/windows/system32 and save to desktop also make a copy of it and put it in a safe place just in-case things don't go right for you.
  • download XN resource Editor Open the imageres.dll file in XN resource editor that you have saved to your desktop find the folder that reads wave and expand it below it is a file named 5080 expand that and right click delete resource on the file named English (United States)
  • select resource in XN Resource Editor then select import user resource find your file we made named 5080 and save and then exit now replace the imageres.dll file that you have made into c/windows/system32 and your good to go reboot enjoy. i have tried other ways and they didn't work for me i just played around with things and this is what worked for me
YOU MUST DO THIS IN SAFE MODE OR IF YOU HAVE A DUAL BOOT USING XP IT WILL MAKE THINGS EASY
also make sure you un check the Play Windows start up sound before you try to change it ....
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23 Jul 2011   #8

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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27 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
OKfollow this
  • select an audio file of your choice and make sure you convert it to a wave file not just wav

  • rename it 5080 if you are using English version of windows 7 united states language,so your audio file should be 5080.wave .(DON'T MAKE YOUR WAVE FILE MORE THEN 330 KB AS I'M NOT SURE HOW BIG IT CAN BE )

  • copy (imageres.dll ) file you will find this c/windows/system32 and save to desktop also make a copy of it and put it in a safe place just in-case things don't go right for you.
  • download XN resource Editor Open the imageres.dll file in XN resource editor that you have saved to your desktop find the folder that reads wave and expand it below it is a file named 5080 expand that and right click delete resource on the file named English (United States)
  • select resource in XN Resource Editor then select import user resource find your file we made named 5080 and save and then exit now replace the imageres.dll file that you have made into c/windows/system32 and your good to go reboot enjoy. i have tried other ways and they didn't work for me i just played around with things and this is what worked for me
YOU MUST DO THIS IN SAFE MODE OR IF YOU HAVE A DUAL BOOT USING XP IT WILL MAKE THINGS EASY
also make sure you un check the Play Windows start up sound before you try to change it ....
XN resorce editor shows error code 50 when i try to save the imageres file
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