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  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    WINDOWS 8CP

    Sounds


    Does Windows 8 have a waking from sleep or shutdown chimes or sounds? When it shuts down or wakes from sleep I get no sound. When I connect removable drives or play videos I get sound.

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  2. #2


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    As far as I can see there is no sound option for waking from sleep or shut down. The only option is to play the Windows theme on startup.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've looked into this in depth. As of now, logon, logoff and certain other sounds are not in the Windows 8 CP sound scheme. That might be due to the fact logging off is signing off and such. Also, the startup sound from the era of Windows vista and 7 is disabled by default, but still plays when enabled when the PC is restarted and sometimes resuming from shut down. It's changeable though. Also, the other sound schemes from 7, they're not in the sounds list, BUT the audio files are still there in the Media folder under the Windows folder in the C drive. There is also a new sound I haven't been able to locate, it's a metro sound. It's kind of a twinkle that sounds like a mix from the Aero design of vista and 7 but metroie like 8 is.

    To me, this suggests that AT LAST, there will be a new sound scheme!!! Microsoft seems to have left the very core default sound events enabled, but some are not there. Also, the startup sound is disabled by default as since metro design is not Aero design like 7 and vista.

    I AM SO EXCITED!! Literally, one of the major things I've wanted with Windows 8 is to have a new sound scheme. We've been using the same one since vista, for SIX YEARS! No more! But right now, I've swapped those sounds out with my own sound scheme. So yeah.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    WINDOWS8


    Dear All
    My shut down or windows log-off sound does not play on exit of windows. I have tried with registry tweaks, removed authocheck autochck* and few other tricks. But no use. Could you guide me so that i can hear shut down or windows log off sound. It was working well with windows7. Your reply is appreciated in advance.i tried and tired
    regards
    mustafa
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by afarhath View Post
    Dear All
    My shut down or windows log-off sound does not play on exit of windows. I have tried with registry tweaks, removed authocheck autochck* and few other tricks. But no use. Could you guide me so that i can hear shut down or windows log off sound. It was working well with windows7. Your reply is appreciated in advance.i tried and tired
    regards
    mustafa
    There's no shutdown sound and only start up sound available, have a look at HPDeskjet's post above.
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I added all the Trek Computer sounds to my Sound Scheme. The default sound scheme is pretty limited, you can add your own easily enough. More easily than adding them to an iOS device.
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