How to Set & Change Star-tup Sound in Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - January 15, 2015


To get a faster boo-up time, Windows 8 is disabled sound when it is booting up. For those who enjoy the typical and short welcome music, it’s a pity. This post will introduce how to tweak your default settings and get the sound back.

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Note: to prevent things from being messed up with improper operation, it’s highly suggested that you make a backup of registry first.

Press Win Key + R and type in regedit. Hit Enter to proceed.

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Next, navigate to the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels. You will see a folder named WindowsLogon. Click on it and move to right pane.

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You will see a key of ExcludeFromCPL key. Double click on it and set its value to 0. This will instruct the machine to play sound when it boots up.

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Next, click Win + Q and put in Sound this time.

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After opening up the sound settings, move to Sound tab and mark the check-box before Play Windows Startup sound. There, you can also go through the available items of sounds and choose one you like.

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At last, shut down the machine fully and restart it to have a check.




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