For many, the Windows startup chime brings back many fond memories of their childhood, when their Windows XP or Windows 7 machines played a distinctive sound every time the machine was turned on. However, the startup sound no longer plays by default in Windows 10, although you can still enable it with a few simple clicks. So today we are going to show you how to enable/disable Windows 10 startup sound in three easy ways.

Disable/Disable Startup Sound in Windows 10

In this tutorial, we are going to show you three distinct ways to enable startup sound in Windows 10. While the first method is the easiest (via sound settings) and can be done with a few simple clicks, the second is done through the local group. Policy Editor. The third, on the other hand, will ask you to modify the Windows registry (Regedit). So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the three ways to enable or disable Windows startup sound in Windows 10.

To note: I’m using Windows 10 for this demo, but the methods detailed below will also work on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

Method 1: Using audio settings

  • Right-click or press and hold the “Volume” icon in the lower right corner of your Windows taskbar. Now click or tap on “Sounds”.
  • In the Sound Settings menu, check the box next to “Play Windows startup sound”. Now click “Apply” or “OK” for your change to take effect.

The next time you turn on your Windows 10 computer, it will play your familiar startup sound.

Method 2: Using Local Group Policy Editor

To note: Local Group Policy Editor is only available in Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10.

  • First, search for “Run” in the Windows search bar and choose the Run option from the results.
  • In the Run box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter or click “OK” to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  • In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemLogon using the left pane. In the right pane, double click on the option that says “Turn off Windows startup sound”.
  • In the resulting pop-up window, select “Enabled” or “Disabled” depending on your choice. Remember to click “Apply” or “OK” to save your change.

That’s it. You have now successfully enabled the startup sound on your Windows 10 computer.

Method 3: Using Registry Editor (Regedit)

  • Open Registry Editor on your PC by searching for “Regedit” in the Windows search bar and choosing the obvious option.
  • In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUIBootAnimation.
  • In the right pane, right-click the entry that says “DisableStartupSound” and from the context menu choose “Edit”.
  • The hexadecimal value must be “0” for Enabled and “1” for Disabled. By default, it should be the latter in Windows 10. Make the change according to your choice. Finally, click ‘OK’ and close the Regedit window.

That’s it. Now you know three different ways to turn the startup sound on or off in Windows 10. Your machine will now play a sound or tune of your choice every time you turn it on. You can also download a collection of startup sounds of all versions of Windows from the Microsoft Store (free).

Enable/Disable Windows Startup Sound in Windows 10

Windows 10 doesn’t play a startup sound by default, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enable it on your computer. Of course, you can also turn it off at any time by following the same process if you don’t like hearing the chime every time you turn on. Meanwhile, since Windows 10 is your platform of choice, you should also check out some Windows 10 tips and tricks, how to use God Mode in Windows 10 and how to use PowerToys on Windows 10 to get the most out of your computer. .