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Windows 8/8.1 logon, logoff sounds

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Okedokey View Post
    I assure you that I had already fully tested that a long time ago, and it doesn't work.

    It will add the sound options, but the sounds do not play during the event (ex: log off) they are for since they have been hard coded to not work anymore.

    Test for yourself, and you shall see.
    Agreed, I had tried getting some sounds back and had searched and done much the same, to no avail.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i just want you guys to know that what Okedokey posted works. It works but you have to add sounds to those events...
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Dearka View Post
    i just want you guys to know that what Okedokey posted works. It works but you have to add sounds to those events...
    Hello Dearka, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but it works only as far as adding them as options to your Sounds dialog. If you actually try it, you'll discover that the sounds do not play. It's nonfunctional.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You are right, it doesn't work. I'll try to "activate" the logon sound using a vbscript instead. I'll give you feedback when I'll get results
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  5. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Another option would be to create a task in Task Scheduler to have a sound file played at log on.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So I think we can consider this case closed. There's no logon nor logoff sounds in windows 8 (I tried creating a vbscript that would have been scheduled in the task manager without success). Still, I wonder why Microsoft left it in the registry if it is of no use anymore.
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  7. #17


    I wonder what made Microsoft disable them in the first place?
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  8. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It was done for two main reasons.

    One for better security by preventing files that could be compromised from being able to run outside of Windows.

    Two for helping performance by not having the delay of the sound files playing before continuing.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    It would seem it effects trying to set other sound settings as well, for instance for my Quicken program I can go in and assign new sounds to actions within windows sounds settings, however they always reset back to default and do not stick.

    It would seem we are very limited in custom sounds options in Windows 8.1.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello dburne,

    If you have not already, you might see if saving your sound scheme and theme may help them to stick.

    Hope this helps.
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