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Windows 7: Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

06 Apr 2013   #160
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello camoguy, and welcome to Seven Forums

Double check through all the steps to make sure that you didn't miss anything. It's not hard to do.

If you like, you might give OPTION ONE a try. It makes it easier to do for you.


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06 Apr 2013   #161
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the fast reply! I've gone through all the steps about 3 times now, and the first way doesn't work for me, it is still the default start up sound
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06 Apr 2013   #162
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You mean Option One didn't work for you as well?

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Starting at step 3Q, did you make sure that you were using the correct drive letter since the Windows drive is not always the C: letter at boot?

Please go ahead and upload your sound file in a ZIP file, and I'll do some testing with it on my system to see if it may be the issue.
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06 Apr 2013   #163
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, option one said the sound was changed when i played it, but when i rebooted, default.
I am logged in as administrator.
My windows is installed on my C: drive, and i got no errors saying it could not find system 32

I would send you the sound, but it seems like the servers are down, its stuck on "Sending request to Sevenforums.com"
But, here's a YouTube link to the sound: Alienware Startup Sound - Epic Piano - YouTube
It's ~3mb in .wav format
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06 Apr 2013   #164
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, do the tutorial again using another .wav file included in C:\Windows\Media to see if it may play at startup.

If it does, then there's an issue with your alienware .wav file.
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06 Apr 2013   #165
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OH!... does the file HAVE to be in windows media? because mine is not

EDIT: tried what you said, still the default sound. I also tried it without safemode and all of that, and just copy and pasted the modified imageres from my desktop into system32, directly after i opened it with res hack and it was the default sound, not the ringout sound i set it to... so something is changing it the second it goes in
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06 Apr 2013   #166
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There's definitely a mistake being made somewhere, but just not sure where.

Do you have UAC enabled?
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06 Apr 2013   #167
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, my UAC is turned 100% off
Could my safe mode be buggy? I have a gigabyte motherboard and i have to basically crash my computer to give myself the option to boot in safe mode, f8 doesn't do anything and there's no other way to do it besides that, but it does go into safe mode
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06 Apr 2013   #168
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, set UAC to at least default levels or above, restart the computer, and try the tutorial again.
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06 Apr 2013   #169
camoguy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still turns it into the default sound.
I'm thinking i may as well just leave it as the default sound, its becoming too big of a project and too much time just to change it
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