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Windows 7: why can't i change the start up sound?

09 Feb 2010   #1
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
why can't i change the start up sound?

i am trying to change the default start up sound but it will not play it. says it is the sound i select and have tested it but the default sound plays every time. can't figure out why


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09 Feb 2010   #2
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

HI,

Try replacing the original WAV file with your file and with the same name
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09 Feb 2010   #3
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

it had to do with the group policy editor. i had to assign if i was allowed to change themes and such.
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10 Feb 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comicbookguy View Post
HOW TO CHANGE WINDOWS 7 STARTUP SOUND
1. select an audio file of your choice and make sure you convert it to a wave file not just wav.

2. rename it 5080 if you are uesing english version of windows 7 united statse language,so your audio file should be 5080.wave .(DONT MAKE YOUR WAVE FILE MORE THEN 330 KB AS I'M NOT SURE HOW BIG IT CAN BE)

3. copy (imageres.dll) file you will find this c/windows/system32 and save to desktop allso make a copy of it and put it in a safe place just incace things dont go right for you.

4. download XN resource Editor Open the imageres.dll file in XN resource editor that you have saved to your desktop find the folder that reads wave and expand it below it is a file named 5080 expand that and right click delete resorse on the file named English (United States)

5. select resourse in XN Resourse Editor then select import ueser resourse find your file
we made named 5080 and save and then exit now replace the imageres.dll file that you have made into c/windows/system32 and your good to go reboot enjoy. i have tryed other ways and they didnt work for me i just played around with things and this is what worked for me

YOU MUST DO THIS IN SAFE MODE OR IF YOU HAVE A DUAL BOOT UESING XP IT WILL MAKE THINGS EASY

i was able to use a 3.6 MB file but as i said earlyer i dont know how big the audio file can be . and also make sure you uncheck the Play Windows start up sound before you try to change it ....
- How to change Windows 7 startup sound
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10 Feb 2010   #5
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

holly shit, talk about jumping through hoops, gezzz
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10 Feb 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hclarkjr View Post
holly shit, talk about jumping through hoops, gezzz
You could provide a step by step guide of your easier way.
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11 Feb 2010   #7
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i solved it!!! all i had to do was unlock full administrator account and now i can change the sound
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14 Apr 2015   #8
ESP1138

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
why can't i change the start up sound?

@hclarkjr: Holy shit is right. Why does Macrosoft have to make everything so difficult? It's so gay.
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14 Apr 2015   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If I read this right, CTL-PNL --> Sound --> Sounds --> [whatever] is not working correctly? Hmmm, I noticed Windows Logon, Log off, Exit is listed, did not see Startup. Is that also the problem?
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