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Update on Ability to Mute the Windows Vista Start-up Sound

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We heard you loud and clear when it came to discussing our plans to include a default start-up sound that plays as you boot-up Windows Vista:  you said you wanted to have the opportunity to mute it if and when you felt it necessary.  Your collective voice truly made a difference in this matter, as we've incorporated a way for users to turn off the start-up sound when it's more appropriate to boot silently -- be it when you're mobile, at home or in the office.

 

Here's a shot of the control panel that will allow you to enable/disable the start-up sound:

 

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  • PingBack from http://www.mstechtoday.com/2006/09/22/mute-the-windows-vista-start-sound/

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  • Thank you very much! :)

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  • So, why is the startup sound hardwired? Why doesn't Vista allows you to change it as you where able in previous versions?

  • How about making this as simple as the mac - the startup sound is as loud as the system volume before restarting. So if I mute my Mac and shut it down, when it starts up next, there's no sound. Simple. :)

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  • I'm downloading now from Connect !
    Is that made by Robert Fripp ?

  • Screw up again.

    Is you was willing to make us hear that sound system is working fine and acceptable level (and it was not purely marketing-branding decision) - why there is no way to change it to 1/2 second Ding.wav from WINDOWS\Media folder ?

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  • nicktaylor said:  "How about making this as simple as the mac - the startup sound is as loud as the system volume before restarting. So if I mute my Mac and shut it down, when it starts up next, there's no sound. Simple. :) "

    Hey NickTaylor: Even before this change, the 'mac' behavior you just described is exactly what happens in Windows Vista.   This sound (and all sounds coming from Windows and applications) is 100% mutable and controlled by the default device volume slider setting that is adjustable in the Windows Volume Control.  

    If you mute or turn down your device volume in the systray Volume Control or in the new Volume Mixer, this sound respects that setting.   Even better, unlike all Windows XP sounds, the new Windows Vista Startup sound is authored at a 'comfortable' level, so that if you set your device volume so that the new Startup sound plays comfortably, the rest of your sounds will also be 'comfortable.'  

    This new checkbox simply gives users the ability to mute only the pre-logon Windows Vista Startup sound.

    -Steve

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