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no sound on start up or sht snd on mail

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    win 8.1

    no sound on start up or sht snd on mail

    G'day Gents,
    I was forced into win 8.1 and I am trying to make the best of it. Any how I have no sound on startup, shutdown, and mail delivery. MS did away with because it limited the performance. So I read !!! Is there a workaround to get it back, if so, is it easy, my technical abilty is limited by age. Now where was I! "oh yes" now I remember I asking for sound updates if they have one. I do not care it is one my wife's pc...but she is a I have to get it done, after 50 years I have been trained!!! (either do it or listen to the whining).

    Can you folks help me out

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Kas,

    There's no longer a shutdown sound event in Windows 8. There is a workaround available to add these events back in your "Sounds" settings, but they are only cosmetic, and do not actually work to have them play again.

    However, the tutorials below can help show you how to have a startup and new email sound play.

    Startup Sound - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Mail Notification Sound - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

no sound on start up or sht snd on mail
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