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#61 Hum

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 00:58

I thought MS got rid of sounds to speed up Windows 8. :laugh:


#62 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:01

I don't think they'll have a startup sound by default, Windows 8 is supposed to be all about speed. The startup sound actually slows the startup down, hence lose it.

#63 migo

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:40

You should have quick jingle in (U)EFI Mac-style meaning your hardware is "OK", like some other manufacturers already do. After that it isn't really required for a second one from Windows. ;)


This is a terrible idea. I absolutely hate that on my MacBook. At least on my old LC I could stick something in the headphone jack to silence it, but there's absolutely no way around it now.

#64 OP Jose_49

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 14:24

Guys, just tried The Windows 7 Explorer Wrapper for Windows 8 (made by Tahiy) and mysteriously, after I decided to resume from hibernation I noticed there's a startup sound! It's a nice chime BTW :p.

It does not come with Win8 Explorer... seems it is disabled by default

#65 nyolc8

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 14:35

Try to modify this in regedit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation\
Modify DisableStartupSound from 1, to 0 and see (hear) if there is a sound or not on startup.

#66 aviator189

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 14:46

a brand new one would be great.
also a quick animation would be nice too, similar to the xbox 360.

#67 xankazo

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 14:47

I always disable all Windows sounds after installation, so I didn't notice it until you mention it. But IMO, they should've left the option blank by default for people to add a sound if they wanted to and not yanking it right off.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:26

Every little bit counts. ;) And it is frankly unnecessary.


Exactly - it's unnecessary. I never could really understand the point of a startup sound. I know Windows is starting; why do I need a jingle? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

#69 Nashy

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:54

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...


All my Androids have a boot sound of some form.

#70 Emmanuel Pacamalan

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:56

I am running windows 8 CP and it actually has a startup sound :D

#71 .Neo

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 13:04

Dude, it slows down my machine by .32843792837249384 of a second. :laugh:

How will we ever manage.