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#16 DKAngel

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:38

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


#17 vetCalum

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:38

Not everyone has modern hardware now do they?

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.

#18 OP Jose_49

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:46

You do know that you can disable it, right?

Yes I know :p

#19 George P

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:17

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.

#20 UXGaurav

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:22

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.

#21 McKay

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:39

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

#22 LightShadow

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 16:28

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.

#23 Dot Matrix

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 16:43

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.

#24 FMH

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:06

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

#25 McKay

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:11

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

#26 Buttus

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:13

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...


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)

#27 Reverend Spam

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:22

It's in beta... Sound scheme has historically been absent during the beta process... Final sounds for Win7 weren't added until post-RC if I remember correctly.

#28 jakem1

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:57

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)


My Windows Phone makes a sound every time I unlock it :laugh: It's just a subtle little click though and I quite like it.

Having said that, I don't see the point of the Windows startup sound and certainly don't think it should be there for people with slow computers :rolleyes:

#29 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:13

Not everyone has modern hardware now do they?


5 year old here, and the circle under the fish only rotates only once. :p

#30 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:15

I think they'll add one in the RC. Don't think they are gonna leave it altogether



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