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Login/logout Sounds Not Playing

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Login/logout Sounds Not Playing


    To start, hello. I'm new to these forums, and I joined because I need Windows 8 support.

    About a week ago, I was wondering how I went about enabling the Startup sound to play. I discovered that in order to have any Startup sound playing, the option needed to be checked in Control Panel > Sounds. Coincidentally, I found that the Windows Logon/Logoff options were missing, so I went into the registry and changed the necessary 1's to 0's, and now they appear as they should. However, when I select a sound for them, it doesn't play when I log on. It is important to note that I'm under the impression that the Logon sound and Startup sound are two different things. The Startup sound I found that I could not change without messing up Metro, so I left it as the default Windows Vista/7 sound that plays. But if I am correct, there should also be a sound played when you log in or log off.

    So, in short, how do I get the login/logoff sounds to play?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kyle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Unfortunately, the log on/off sounds have been hard coded to be disabled in Windows 8 to help improve the performance and security during startup.

    As you have already found, there's that method to add these sound events back into Sounds, but they will still not function. I was going to do a tutorial on this myself, but it was pointless to add them back when they will still not play.

    There's currently just no way to get these sounds to play.
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    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    thanks for the clarification Shawn..i was planning to ask you the same thing..glad i checked this thread..saved my query and your time
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello onlytanmoy,

    So far about all that seems that can be done is to have a .wav file added to your Startup folder to play when you sign in at startup.
    ....or create a task in Task Scheduler to run a .wav file at startup and/or log in.
    Hope this may help as a workaround,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    thanks for the workaround bro..much obliged.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    hey, I know this maybe a late reply, but I just came across this myself, and have found a way to overcome this problem anywqays heres how: How to Customize Logon, Logoff and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolveren View Post
    hey, I know this maybe a late reply, but I just came across this myself, and have found a way to overcome this problem anywqays heres how: How to Customize Logon, Logoff and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 8
    better late than never thank you for that link.
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    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolveren View Post
    hey, I know this maybe a late reply, but I just came across this myself, and have found a way to overcome this problem anywqays heres how: How to Customize Logon, Logoff and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 8
    Quote Originally Posted by onlytanmoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolveren View Post
    hey, I know this maybe a late reply, but I just came across this myself, and have found a way to overcome this problem anywqays heres how: How to Customize Logon, Logoff and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 8
    better late than never thank you for that link.
    Sorry guys, but you'll find that while you can manually add them and assign a sound to them, they will not actually work and play since they have been hard coded not to.

    Only the Startup sound is available now.

    Startup Sound - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sorry guys, but you'll find that while you can manually add them and assign a sound to them, they will not actually work and play since they have been hard coded not to.

    Only the Startup sound is available now.

    Startup Sound - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
    yea you are right about that...thank you Shawn.
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