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Windows 7: Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7

07 Aug 2011   #70
AmigaRoots

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Brink for the nice tutorial. I succeeded in changing the sound, even bypassing the complicated 17-24 steps by using Unlocker, to rename/delete imageres.dll on the fly. However, upon restart, the startup sound is not the same wav I used. It sounds worse than the original and with audible noise at the end, as if it has been badly re-encoded.


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07 Aug 2011   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm sorry to hear that AmigaRoots. You might try a different .wav file to see if it may just be a issue with the other one.
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07 Aug 2011   #72
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I've collected hundreds of wav files over the years including recording many of my and every so often despite backups I end up tossing a few out due to file corruption like heavy fragmentation. The best way to see if a file will work is playing with WMPlayer before giong to use it. That will save you some time.

The next part is simply renaming the file name of the one you just saw tried once you have a new one ready in order to simply swap them out fast. That was something we had brought up earlier in the guide thread here.
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08 Aug 2011   #73
AmigaRoots

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your answers. I tried the same procedure again, with the same .wav. file, and now it plays fine. I noticed the files I altered have now a little lock on them, not sure what it means, and if it comes from Windows or Unlocker.


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08 Aug 2011   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news AmigaRoots. The lock icon overly indicates that it's sharing and access permissions are set to only allow your access. It most likely came from Unlocker since it would have changed these permission settings.
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08 Aug 2011   #75
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Agreed! Glad to hear you now have it working well.

I know I waited for a long time since the old XP years through Vista and now 7 to be able to make a change to the startup sound without disabling it. The program and guide here have made that all possible!
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02 Sep 2011   #76
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's a pickler, how does one change the startup sound for a 7 installation on a virtual hard drive file that doesn't have the Startup Repair options?
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02 Sep 2011   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andy,

Well, if you are using say Windows Virtual PC with the VHD as virtual machine (VM), then you could disable integration features for the VM, open the settings for the VM. Afterwards, use the tutorial below to select the Windows 7 ISO file used to create the VM as the DVD drive and boot from it to the System Recovery Options screen just like you would normally to do so.

Windows Virtual PC - Boot from a CD in Virtual Machine

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2011   #78
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice, did not even think of that! Thanks, I'll give it shot!
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02 Sep 2011   #79
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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