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How Do I Disable Windows® Startup Sounds

March 29, 2013  |  Difficulty: Easy

disable startup sounds in Microsoft Windows®

Microsoft Windows® operating system plays sound for various actions done by the user. By default, the operating system is set with the initial welcome sound when it starts up. For some, this sound may not be wanted and Windows® can be set to start up silently. The sound adapter just needs to be adjusted. The instructions below explain how to disable startup sounds in the control panel.

Managing Windows XP® logon sound in the control panel:

  1. Go to “Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices”
  2. Switch to the “Sounds” tab.
  3. In the “Program events” list, find the “Windows® Logon” item and click on it.
  4. From the “Sounds” dropdown, select “(None) ” and click on the “Apply” button to save changes.
  5. Close the “Sounds and Audio Devices” window.

Managing Windows® 7  logon sound in control panel:

  1. Go to “Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound”
  2. Switch to the “Sounds” tab.
  3. In the “Program events” list, find the “Windows Logon” item and click on it.
  4. From the “Sounds” dropdown menu select, “(None)” and click on the “Apply” button to save changes.
  5. Close the “Sounds and Audio Devices” window.

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