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Windows 7: Change windows 7 logon+off sounds

30 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
Change windows 7 logon+off sounds


I am desperately trying to change windows 7 logon and logoff sounds on my daughter's laptop.

I have followed different instructions via control panel and it doesn't take place!

What is the easiest, simplest way to do this please as am getting really frustrated, and really do not want to go down the line of renaming dll files etc as some have suggested!

Please could some kind person give detailed instructions and also if one has to be "admin" to do these things?

I really do appreciate the help, for a silver surfer!

regards to everyone


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Steve,

Option One in the tutorial below can help show you how to change the Windows Log on and Windows Log off sounds.
Sounds - Change
If you meant to change the startup sound instead, then the tutorial below can help with that.
Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7
Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi Shawn

thanks very much indeed, will try them tomorrow........

now you have mentioned it, its the sound just as windows is coming on.... and the windows shutting down that I wish to change - does your tuiton cover that or are they different altogether?

sorry, it was when you mentioned both..... so START UP is covered.....

now it's the "SHUTDOWN" sound I want and its method


My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Sep 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.

The Exit Windows sound would be for shutdown.
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