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Published on 05.31.07 by Brent Trahan

Silence Windows Vista

Learn how to stop Windows Vista from playing the startup sound when it boots up or stop all system and program sounds from playing all together.

Introduction

This guide shows you how to stop Windows Vista from playing the startup sound when Windows Vista is booting up (when the Windows logo appears for a few seconds during the boot process) or stop all system and program sounds all together.

Stop the Startup Sound

When Windows Vista is booting up a startup sound is played usually at the same time a glowing Windows logo is shown to tell you Vista is fully booted up. You can turn this sound off by doing the following:

  1. Search for Sound in the search box in the Start Menu.
  2. Click Sound in the search results.
  3. Select the Sounds tab in the Sound properties window.
  4. Uncheck Play Windows Startup Sound.

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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Stop All System and Program Sounds

You can stop all system and programs sounds from playing by doing the following:

  1. Search for Sound in the search box in the Start Menu.
  2. Click Sound in the search results.
  3. Select the Sounds tab in the Sound properties window.
  4. Change the Windows Default sound scheme to No Sounds under sound schemes.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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