Turn on or off Windows Startup Sound in Windows 10

The melody that is played at Windows  startup is called the “Startup Sound” .

Turn on or off Windows Startup Sound in Windows 10

Every single version of the Windows Operating System to have ever been developed and distributed has always been shipped with its own unique startup sound. After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you will most likely lose the startup sound. Because, Microsoft disabled it on the new Windows 10, 8.1 operating systems. Don’t worry, you can Follow the guidance below to quickly turn on or off Windows Startup sound in your Windows 10 PC.

How to Enable Windows Startup Sound

1- Right click on the Speakers icon which is present at the right side of the task bar. Select “Open Volume Mixer” from the options. then click the system Sounds icon on the Volume Mixer.

Speakers icon

2- Then click the Sounds tab and check Play Windows Startup Sound and click OK.

Play Windows Startup Sound


Fast boot, can speed up boot time, But, it also prevents Windows from greeting you with a Startup Soundbecause Windows doesn’t think that your PC was actually shut down in the first place. Switching off Fast Boot can restore your startup sound.

Disabling Fast Startup

1- To disable Fast Startup, press the Windows Key R to bring up the Run dialog, type


and hit Enter. The Power Options window should appear. Click “Choose what the power buttons do” from the column on the left.

Disabling Fast Startup

2-  Click “Change Settings that are currently unavailable,”

Change Settings that are currently unavailable

3- Then uncheck the “Turn on fast start-up” box.

Change Settings that are currently unavailable

3- Click the “Save changes” button to apply the changes.

Your PC should now play a Startup Sound whenever it boots.

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Published on: Jan 8, 2020-Edited date:01-09-2021

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