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The sound when vista starts up is starting to annoy me, also when I am going to a lecture I forget to turn the volume down and the sound attracts a lot of attention. Is there any way to turn it off?

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Step By Step:

  • Start Menu
  • Control Panel
  • Hardware and Sound
  • Under "Sound" click "Change System Sounds"
  • Uncheck "Play Windows Startup Sound"
  • Apply & OK.

If using Explorer Classic View:

  • Start Menu
  • Control Panel
  • Sound
  • Sounds Tab
  • Uncheck "Play Windows Startup Sound"
  • Apply & OK.

Sound Dialog Example:

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Or Start -> Run -> mmsys.cpl – hyperslug Aug 5 '09 at 1:06
    
Some background info: it originally was not possible. windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2006/09/22/… – Leftium Aug 8 '09 at 23:16

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