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Windows 7: Start Up Sound

08 Nov 2009   #1
Reg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Start Up Sound

Just Start up Sound not working. The little box is ticked.

Reg


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08 Nov 2009   #2
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Just because there is a check next to windows startup sound doesnt mean there is a sound associated with it.


  1. Right-click on Desktop and select Personalize.
  2. Click on the link named “Sounds” at the bottom of the window.
  3. Next, select a sound event from the list and then hit Browse button. Note that you need to have your customized new sound file in .wav format.
  4. Select your desired .wav sound track and click Open and then click Apply.
  5. Once you change the sound, just hit the Play button to test the customized sound.

Repeat the procedure from step 3 to step 5 to customize all or any sound event. Only thing you need to remember is that Windows supports only .wav files.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
Reg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Urbwolf. I have just recently installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I just wanted the original Start up Sound. There does not appear to be a Start up Sound listed in the Programs Events List.

Regards....Reg
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08 Nov 2009   #4
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reg View Post
Thank you Skilled. I have just recently installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I just wanted the original Start up Sound. There does not appear to be a Start up Sound listed in the Programs Events List.

Regards....Reg
Windows logon is what you are looking for, I think.


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08 Nov 2009   #5
Reg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brummy

Thank you for your reply. I am sure it is not Log On. It is listed as Windows Start Up in the
C Directory/Windows /Media. In there that wave file sound is just a soft click. It should be music lasting a second or two.

Regards Reg
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09 Nov 2009   #6
Reg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have just gone into my lap with Vista Premium OS. Startup sound on the Laptop is fine. I thought to copy the Startup Wave file on the Laptop and replace the one on my Desktop, in C Directory/Windows/Media. Unfortanetly that wave file did not have any music*, just a soft click, exactly the same as the one on my Desktop. So where does Windows keep the startup wave file with music*? And what are the wave files titled Startup

*I say music but I am sure you know what I mean.

Reg
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09 Nov 2009   #7
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't have a start up sound just the logon sound. I played my startup sound and its just a click also the sound i hear when my computer starts up is the same as the windows log on sound.
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10 Nov 2009   #8
Reg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for your reply Urbwolf.I don't have to log in when I boot up on Windows 7 and I get no sound when Windows opens, Just like I don't have to long in with Vista but I get sound when Windows opens. I have deliberately not activated the password facility. Both of them give me the Log in Sound when I come out of sleep mode and have to log in.

Why does Windows make such a big deal of Windows Startup Sound by not putting Windows Startup wave file in the Control Panel/Sounds but giving you a little box to tick for "on" or untick for "off" To hear the wave Sound from Windows Startup you to go to C/Windows/Media and its just a little click. To hear anything you have to put the volume up. When is this sound activated by Windows?

Reg
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11 Nov 2009   #9
Dirk

win 7
 
 
It's a bug...

Win 7 Home Premium.
Found out this: when you select a picture as screen background, then you will have the startup sound.
But, when you select a fixed color for the background, then there is no sound... Now even more strange in this case: press the desktop button (at the far right) and you'll have the sound!

As i I like a fixed background, I had to create a color JPG, which I use as a background image.

I would like to report this to MS, but I've not found how. It's really a mistery how to report bugs to them.

Hope this helps you guys.
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13 Nov 2009   #10
Dirk

win 7
 
 
...And more

Well, I found out this:

Apparently the sound comes when the desktop displays, I found out these configurations:

1/ only one account (auto-login) and fixed color background
-sound comes when you press (firsttime) the desktop button
2/ with picture background, sound comes up
3/ multiple accounts (you have to click one)
-sound comes when the desktop displays

Thence, I suppose that the sound is generated at the same time the desktop (re)paints...
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