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HI people, I'm curious about something. I haven't heard Windows 8's startup sound... Is it me or does it actually don't have?

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Does it need one?
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so far it doesnt have one, who knows if they will add one or not. for me i dont really care ether way.

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I'd rather it didn't. Ever turn on a laptop during a meeting or during class? Embarrassing.
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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1333945873' post='594787162']
I'd rather it didn't. Ever turn on a laptop during a meeting or during class? Embarrassing.
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Yeeeeaaah :p. I'm always ready to hit the mute button ASAP!

But it definitely feels strange without it XD

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Wasn't it removed to make boot-up faster?

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[quote name='Jose_49' timestamp='1333946918' post='594787174']
Yeeeeaaah :p. I'm always ready to hit the mute button ASAP!

But it definitely feels strange without it XD
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You do know that you can disable it, right?
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well, it is a mobile OS in big part... who wants startup sound on their tablet or laptop? don't think there will be on default setting...

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Can't say it would be something that would go a great miss whether it was in or not tbh.

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[quote name='AngelGraves13' timestamp='1333947552' post='594787190']
Wasn't it removed to make boot-up faster?
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Don't know about that, but one of the first things I've ALWAYS disabled almost instantly on any Windows install along with the login & log off and any of those stupid windows sounds like that.

Never have figured out why it was there to begin with. I mean, like WTF do I need a sound for that for? I KNOW I'm starting the dang machine!!

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I like the sound, that way I can be in another room and know when the computer is ready for me to login. Instead of sitting infront of the machine waiting.
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The betta fish is shown during startup in the Consumer Preview, and it's likely that will change to something else by the final build. It's possible that both a start-up animation and sound will arrive.

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[quote name='firey' timestamp='1333973053' post='594787732']
I like the sound, that way I can be in another room and know when the computer is ready for me to login. Instead of sitting infront of the machine waiting.
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Maybe due to how fast Windows 8 boots on modern hardware, this requirement will be obsolete :p

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[quote name='Callum' timestamp='1333974107' post='594787756']
Maybe due to how fast Windows 8 boots on[b] modern hardware[/b], this requirement will be obsolete :p
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Not everyone has modern hardware now do they?

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Still a Beta Windows 7 did not have all of its new sounds until the RC was released.

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eh my speakers are off as it is and windows 7 startup sound goes for like 1.3seconds so does it really need one? if u want it that baddly grab windows 95's startup sound as it was long

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[quote name='firey' timestamp='1333974390' post='594787764']
Not everyone has modern hardware now do they?
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Of course not, but I was talking about running Windows 8 on modern hardware. There could be an animation and sound if needed, but not one if not needed.

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[quote name='Drossel' timestamp='1333966060' post='594787552']
You do know that you can disable it, right?
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Yes I know :p

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Honestly I think that because MS is trying to make it boot and turn on so fast that needing the old boot/startup sound isn't the case anymore. I guess they could do a simple one note sound like some devices do that i've noticed from time to time.

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The startup sound is disabled by default and logon, logoff and shutdown sounds have been REMOVED. :( Although in Windows 7 and later, you can hit the Mute key on your keyboard to mute the system even before it logs in.

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I get the Windows 7 jingle when I hit the login screen, beyond that it makes no noise.

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Likely to come in the future. I mean the system still has the Aero sounds from Vista, hopefully we'll get new sounds for everything in the RC.

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No biggie. Are startup sounds even *that* important? Sure it's nice to have a little jingle to tell you your computer is up, but most of the time, I have them disabled because of having my laptops at school. My desktop rarely gets shut down to even play the sounds.

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Since it is a 'Windows re-imagined', I was expecting that.
And frankly, I find that sound annoying.

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I think it's about time Microsoft introduced a new sound scheme, they've used the one from Vista for 2 generations now.

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[quote name='Morden' timestamp='1333966260' post='594787560'] well, it is a mobile OS in big part... who wants startup sound on their tablet or laptop? don't think there will be on default setting... [/quote]

can you imagine a startup sound every time you unlocked your tablet/phone/whatever device? yikes! (if it was only a reboot startup sound, how ofter do you reboot your phone or tablet? rarely)

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