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Windows 7: Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

13 Feb 2010   #149
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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14 Nov 2012   #150
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you ever find your custom .wav file you originally used, be sure to keep a backup of it so not to have to go through all this again.

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10 Dec 2012   #151
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Flagstang, there is another copy of the original imageres.dll file. It's located in the Winsxs sub folders. The folder with "amd64" prefix is the one you want for a 64 bit installation, and "x86" prefix for a 32 bit installation. This is of course assuming you didn't replace those.
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25 Dec 2012   #152
wasy

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Will be trying this very soon, thank you brink
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30 Dec 2012   #153
BobbyW

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM
 
 
Why does everybody want to hack their dll...use software instead.

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I hate those silly hacks to pieces.....

Murphy's Law says "if something can go wrong, it probably will."

So, I prefer the easy way to do things.

That's why I downloaded & use this freebee software



'Startup Sound Changer'



So, don't waste your time with those silly grief infested hacks that usually don't work or reset to default.
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30 Dec 2012   #154
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

^ Yes Bobby, that one works. It replaces only the single imageres.dll file in use. Anytime Windows detects that it is changed (like with an SFC scan), the system copy will overwrite it.
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30 Dec 2012   #155
BobbyW

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM
 
 

Correct you are. Thank goodness it takes only 10 seconds to correct again using the program.

How often does the average user (non-power user/technician) use the SFC Scan?

I've used it only once in the last 3 years. Actually I forgot what it was, so I had to google it to refresh my memory.

Nobody else in my group even knew what a SFC scan was, much less how to use it.

Thanks for the heads up.

If I ever do another SFC Scan I hope I can remember this!
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31 Dec 2012   #156
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

All that BS to just change my startup sound, when it just took click-click in XP?!
Gee, I never had any malware problem with that OS!
Every day is something new to hate about 7 taking control out of the hands of users. Jeez Louise.
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31 Dec 2012   #157
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BobbyW View Post
Thanks for the heads up.
You're welcome. And thanks for the rep!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BobbyW View Post
How often does the average user (non-power user/technician) use the SFC Scan?
Probably like never... but aside from SFC scan, there could be other Windows updates that might detect the imageres.dll out of sync and replace it. It's just good to be aware of this. In any case, like you said it's very easy to apply the change again.


Yeah, you're right OM... it's a pain that Microsoft singled out the start-up sound from being accessible in the sound control panel. They should have provided an alternate means of changing it, if they wanted the average person to leave it alone. I'm curious what the deal is with Windows 8...
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31 Dec 2012   #158
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Incidentally Bobby, your avatar made me laugh... I remember that "paper men" animated GIF from a few years back. I once made a variation of it:



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06 Apr 2013   #159
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im having some super problems with this. Im using Windows 7 Ultimate x64. So when i move the imageres to my desktop and change the sound, it works! it plays my sound. But when i move it back into system32, and i open it with res hack, its the default sound. Why is it doing this?
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