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Windows 7: Startup Sound?

06 Jan 2010   #11
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Try this:
Sounds - Change

If it will not help, post back.
We will try Taking ownership of the file (but It's not much recommended, so try normal way first)
This link does not address changing the startup sound, which is what I'm trying to do.


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06 Jan 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #13
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I already tried it. Windows would not let me replace the file. Guess I'm stuck with the Microsoft -forced on us sound.
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06 Jan 2010   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Did you try it in safemode? You might have to take total control of all system files to pull that one off.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

Or maybe you can try the officially unsupported TechNet way of changing the default start up sound.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...4-466505a0506b
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06 Jan 2010   #15
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Did you try it in safemode? You might have to take total control of all system files to pull that one off.

How to Delete a System File in Windows 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek

Or maybe you can try the officially unsupported TechNet way of changing the default start up sound.

Startup sound
Yes, I tried it in Safe Mode. Still no luck. But I didn't use the DOS instructions.

Your technet link does not work - can you check it for me?
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06 Jan 2010   #16
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scnrfrq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Did you try it in safemode? You might have to take total control of all system files to pull that one off.

How to Delete a System File in Windows 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek

Or maybe you can try the officially unsupported TechNet way of changing the default start up sound.

Startup sound
Yes, I tried it in Safe Mode. Still no luck. But I didn't use the DOS instructions.

Your technet link does not work - can you check it for me?
I got the technet link to work now - but I already tried that method too - no luck.
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06 Jan 2010   #17
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

I tired the link it works Ok i'll post the answer

Quote:

I do not think you can change the Sound from Control Panel, but there are ways one can use [Use it at your own risk]

1) For best results, boot out of Window 7 and into an alternative OS, such as XP. (This is assuming you dual boot.)

2) Locate the file "imageres.dll" in Vista's System32 folder. For instance, C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll. Copy that file into a different location, i.e. your desktop.

3) Download ResHacker .

4) Open ResHacker. Open the imageres.dll file in ResHacker.

5) Find the folder that reads "WAVE" and expand everything below that.

6) Right click 1033 (this could have a different name depending on your locale), and click Replace Resource. Click "Open file with new resource", and find the wave file you want to replace it with. Once you're done, in Resource Type, type "WAVE", in Resource Name type "5051", and under Resource Language type "1033" (or whatever number you have). Once done, click Replace.

7) Click File, then click Save. Now you can copy this file to Vista's System32 folder.

Keep the imageres_original.dll file ResHack left behind in case you want to revert back to the original sound.

8) You might have some Permission issues while replacing the old file, if you have linux live cd handy, copy the new dll to a thumb drive & boot off from it and replace the file.
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06 Jan 2010   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Navigate to the file, right click and select Properties, go to the Security tab, in the lower window click the Advanced button, then select the Owner tab, highlight Administrator, click the Apply button, then Okay, then click okay in a couple of warning windows that appear. Now go to the top window of the Security tab and click edit, highlight the administrators, check the box for Full Control for Permissions, click Apply, click Okay and close the Properties window. Return to the file and delete it, after you have copied it's ID, so that you can choose a different wav to use.
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