Enabling the startup sound for Windows 8 can be a very helpful thing, let’s take for example that you are at work and you have 2 Windows 8 PC’s that you are working with, if you are working on one Windows 8 PC and you are waiting for the other one to start then hearing the startup sound will notify you when the other PC is ready for use.
After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 you will most likely lose the startup sound because Microsoft disabled it on the new Windows 8 operating system but don’t worry because we can get it up and running by following the guidelines below.
Tutorial on how to bring back startup sound on Windows 8
- Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “R” button.
- The “Run” dialog box will open, type in the box “regedit” and press “Enter” on the keyboard.
- The “Registry Editor” window should now be opened.
- Click (left click) on “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” on the left of the window.
- Under “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” click (left click) on “AppEvents”.
- Under “AppEvents” click (left click) on “EventLabels”.
- Under “EventLabels” you will have access to several options related to sound on Windows 8.
- Look Under “EventLabels” and find “WindowsLogon” and click (left click) on it.
- On the right side pane look for “ExcludeFromCPL”
- Double click (left click) on “ExcludeFromCPL” and change the value in the box to “0” without the quotes or just delete what you see written in the box.
- You can do the same to enable other sounds specific for Windows 8.
- Close the Registry Editor window.
- Now all you have to do is to open in Control Panel the Sound Application you have there and you will be able to customize Windows logon sound.
- Reboot the Windows 8 PC and see if the startup sound works for you.
There you have it, in a few steps above you now have the option to enable the startup sound for Windows 8 PC. Please write us below for any other ideas on the matter and what we can do to ease the time you spend on Windows 8.