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Windows 7: Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7


13 Feb 2010   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

How to Change the Windows 7 Startup Sound




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19 Jan 2012   #100
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Sounds like an entire song or music track now any small wav file to be that large. The average wav file comes in at about 65-70kb. The file you are trying may simply be too large and would delay the loading of the desktop in Windows.


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19 Jan 2012   #101
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tech123791 View Post
Okay uhmmm... I have another problem

It seems that the file is 14MB when zipped.
If the .wav file is that large, then that's your problem. You'll need to use one that's way smaller in the low KB range as Night Hawk posted above.
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19 Jan 2012   #102
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I tried using music tracks before on XP, not Vista however, and then while trying this out on 7 found you have to keep them relatively short. That always seems to work out the best and as most would prefer anyways for the faster loading of Windows once arriving at the desktop.

Wav files are generally about 2-3 seconds in length depending what type of sound it is. From a tv series if you find a collection on the web may be a second or two longer then that.
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17 Feb 2012   #103
hedgehog16

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink, I cant change the imageres.dll in command prompt after I hit enter it say THE SYSTEM CANNOT FIND THE PATH SPECIFIED. I think I followed your tutorial correctly and I just found my command prompt looked [X:\Windows\system32>] not liked on you tutorial. can you help me about this issue?
Thanks
Sorry for my bad English
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17 Feb 2012   #104
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hedgehog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may not have the correct drive letter for the drive/partition that you have Windows 7 installed on. When you are at step 20, double check to make sure that the size and label for the drive letter match for your Windows 7 drive.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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17 Feb 2012   #105
hedgehog16

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello Brink, and thanks for greet

I almost tried all the drive letter and it always same reply... in your tutorial X:source if I'm not correct...but in my prompt X:\windows\system32 is there any problem in my prompt?
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17 Feb 2012   #106
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What method did you use to open a command prompt at boot?

You can type the command below and press Enter to be back at X:\Sources. Note the space between CD and \Sources. It should work fine from either location though.

cd \Sources

It sounds like you may be doing something wrong somewhere. Double check through the steps in the tutorial again to see if you may have missed anything, and that you have followed the steps exactly for where the files should be (step 22) before going to the command prompt at boot.

At step 22, make sure that you substitute the items in red in the command with the correct one for your system.
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17 Feb 2012   #107
hedgehog16

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks BRINK...
Now I have new sound in my start up...

I just followed what said and re check and change my prompt to X:sources

Now its work perfectly...

Thanks again...
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17 Feb 2012   #108
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news hedgehog.
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22 Feb 2012   #109
lunarhound

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

worked as advertised, but I agree, very cumbersome to do (had to use my desktop to read the instructions, while doing it on my laptop). my god, what a process. hope I don't want to do it again anytime soon LOL.
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