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Windows 7: Windows Start sound

26 Oct 2010   #1

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
Windows Start sound

I used NETPLWIZ to change the way I log onto 7, but I also want to change the startup sound. I know it's in the REGISTRY, I just forgot where; can anyone help please.

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26 Oct 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Type the word sound in search, by the start button.
Then click on system sounds.

Sounds - Change
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26 Oct 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello CJW,

If you wanted to change the startup sound (the melody one), then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

If you only want to change the "Windows Logon" sound, then you would want to do what Richard suggested instead.

Hope this helps,
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27 Oct 2010   #4

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

Thanks for the reply richc46, but I didn't meant the Logon sound.

Thanks Brink, the linked tutorial worked just fine. I did come across a strange occurance while doing this & was wondering if you could advise me.

In the attachment, you see I have some partition called System Reserved. I have no idea what this is & was wondering/hoping I can delete it. If so, how do I go about this?

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27 Oct 2010   #5

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

To explain what I think System Reserved may be.

I used my newly-formatted HD & did a clean install using my 7 Pro 64Bit Upgrade disk. I had to do it 2x (clean & then upgrade) for it to be activated correctly. So this is why I believe System Reserved may have been created, am I right?
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27 Oct 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome CJW. I'm glad that we could help.

That is correct. The System Reserved partition is created when you do a clean install Windows 7 on a deleted drive/partition. While you should not delete it to make recovering Windows 7 easier, you can use the tutorial below for how to delete it.

System Reserved Partition - Delete
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