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How to Change Windows Startup Sound

How to Change Windows Startup Sound: There’s something magical about the sound that plays when Windows 95 starts up. This may be because it was made by the great Brian Eno. we thought it would be easy to use the nostalgic sound as my Windows 11 startup sound, but we was disappointed to find out that it’s surprisingly hard.

We sure we not the only one who wants Windows to greet them with a nice tune, so this tutorial will show you how to bring back a startup sound to Windows 11 (or Windows 10) and, if you want, replace it with what might be the best OS startup sound ever. Visit Microsoft Support center for more information.

What Is the Default Windows 10 Startup Sound?

The first thing you hear when Windows 10 starts up is a happy tune. This sound changes with (almost) every major release of Microsoft’s operating system, but the idea has been around for years. Many Windows startup sounds have become as well-known as the Apple computer’s “start-up chime.”

Even though the sound has changed a few times over the years, it is still one of the most well-known beeps in the tech world. Even though Microsoft once thought about getting rid of startup sounds, they are back in new versions of Windows.

Steps to Change the Windows 11 Startup Sound

  1. Go to Settings > Personalization and click on Themes in the right sidebar.
  2. In the Themes menu, click on Sounds. That would open a new window where you can change your PC’s sound settings.
  3. Press the Test button to listen to your PC’s default/current startup sound. To change the startup sound to a system preset sound, tap the Sounds drop-down button.
  4. Scroll through the preset startup sounds and select whichever piques your interest.
  5. Click Apply and then OK to save the change. Remember to use the Test button to play and preview the sound before you make your selection.

How to Disable or Enable the Windows 11 Startup Sound

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon in the taskbar or pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the Settings icon, which looks like a gear. You can find it in the left sidebar of the Start menu.
  3. In the Settings window, click on System.
  4. In the System settings, click on Sound in the left sidebar.
  5. Under the Sound settings, scroll down to the Startup Sound section.
  6. To disable the startup sound, toggle off the switch next to “Play startup sound”.
  7. To enable the startup sound, toggle on the switch next to “Play startup sound”.


How do I change the default Windows Sound?

To get started, head to the Sound settings by right-clicking on the speaker icon in your system-tray and select Sounds. From here, if you want to turn off sounds for all things in your Windows, you can simply toggle the Sound Scheme menu and select No Sound. That’s it.

Where are Windows default sounds located?

Open File Explorer or Windows Explorer and navigate to the following path: C:\Windows\Media. Scroll down past the folders until you see the individual sounds. Each sound is saved as a WAV file, which means you can play it in Windows Media Player or a similar audio player.

George Southwell
George Southwell
George Southwell is a seasoned content editor at Bollyinside, renowned for his expertise in simplifying complex tech topics. Specializing in "Tips and Tricks" articles, he excels in breaking down iPhone, Android, hardware, and software insights. George's insatiable curiosity fuels his hobby of testing the latest tech updates, keeping him on the cutting edge.
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