How To Turn Off Windows Startup Sound In Windows 7

Most of us like Windows Startup sound or what we also call as “welcome” sound that is played when you login to Windows. Windows 7 startup sounds fresh and cool. But for some reason you may want to disable Windows startup sound. Like you may not like to startup sound to be played when you joined a meeting and switched on your office laptop.

It’s not a good idea to mute all sound for sake of disabling just startup sound. Here is how you can only disable Windows startup music only .

1. Right-click in empty area desktop and click “Personalize”.


2. In Personalization window, scroll down and click on “Sounds”.


3.  In Sounds tab, clear check box “Play Windows Startup Sound”.


4. Click “OK” to save your changes.

That’s it. Next time you restart Windows 7, you will not hear Windows Startup music.

Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.

  • marie

    I disabled start up sound on windows 7 and it still plays – loudly! I even went to the extent to mute my computer and disable all sounds, and I still can’t silence the startup sound. It is really embarassing in a meeting or class.

  • Lisa

    I agree – it does not stop! Every time I restart my computer the sound is back and when I look at the control panel, “play windows sound” is checked again!

  • Dan Alf

    Why would anyone want a startup sound. What is its purpose?

  • codehack

    What do you do when this doesn’t work. I have Sound Scheme: None, Play Windows Startup sound: unchecked and Sounds:None, and I still get the LOUD start-up sound.