How to Enable Startup Sound in Windows 8

Published May 14, 2015 by Admin

Start-up and shutdown sounds are disabled in Windows 8 by default, which can speed up the boot time significantly. If you really want the sound, you have to enable it via registry editor. This tutorial will show you how to do it in Windows 8.

1. On the desktop hit Win key + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box,type “regedit” into the box.


2. Locate the following key:


registry editor

3. Under the folder of EventLabels, you will see many files as shown below. You need to click on WindowsLogon. Then double click on ExcludeFromCPL in the right pane.


4. A dialog will pop up, here you can change the value from 1 to 0.

edit value

5. Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage audio devices. Make sure that you are on Sounds tab. Then scroll down the menu under Program Events.


6. Click Windows Logon and check the check-box of Play Windows Start-up sound.


If you want to change the other sounds in Windows 8, you can click on the Browse button and choose the sound you like. Then confirm the changes you have made and close the configuration window. Lastly restart the Windows system.

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