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Windows 8/8.1 logon, logoff sounds

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    Windows 8/8.1 logon, logoff sounds


    Hey guys I'm new to the forum and i was just wondering if any of you know how to get the logon, logoff, unlock, lock, shutdown sounds to play in windows 8.1. I have the "play startup sound" box checked off and i also went into the registry and changed the 1s to 0s and brought them to the sounds. Any help would be great as it is hard to find out how to online I keep trying but find no way how to. Thanks!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Unfortunately, the he logon, logoff, unlock, lock, shutdown sounds have been hard coded to be disabled in Windows 8/8.1. You could add the options back in the Sound CP, but they still will not work because of the mentioned reason.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Okay thanks
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Sorry that it doesn't seem possible.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Its okay. Thanks for your help!
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    Windows 8.1


    I think you will find this works

    Press Win+R to bring up the Run menu. Type in regedit and press OK to bring up the Registry Editor.

    Head to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels and you should see a number of subfolders, each one representing a different sound in the OS. If you click on one—say, WindowsLogon—you'll see a key in the right pane called ExcludeFromCPL. Double-click it and change its value to 0.

    Repeat this process for WindowsLogoff and SystemExit.

    Exit the Registry Editor and head back to Control Panel > Sound > Sounds. You should see those options have returned to the menu, and you can customize them as normal.


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Okedokey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While that will add those events back to Sounds to be able to change them, you'll find that they still actually not work. I've already tested this a while back, and was sadly disappointed.
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    Windows 8.1
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    Garland
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    Dual Boot - Win7/Win8.1 32bit


    ^^^Look at the user comments on the above link....
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    64-bit Windows 10


    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.
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