How to Disable the Startup Sound on Windows 11
If you’re sick of hearing the startup sound every time you turn on your computer, you can disable it. Here’s how to disable the startup sound on Windows 11.
The Windows startup sound is a remnant of the past that, for many of us, has outlived its usefulness. In a world where our computers can do so much more than they could even a few years ago, the startup sound feels like a holdover from a bygone era.
Fortunately, it’s easy to disable the startup sound on Windows 11. In this article, we’ll show you how to do it.
Why You Might Want to Disable the Startup Sound
Although the Windows startup sound is only a few seconds long, it can be annoying if you regularly start up your computer in a quiet environment. If you work in an office, for example, you might not want to disturb your colleagues with the sound of your computer starting up. Or, if you often start up your computer late at night, the sound might wake up your family or roommates.
In addition, the startup sound can be a reminder of how long it takes for Windows to start up. If you’re used to starting up your computer quickly, the sound can be a frustrating reminder of how long it takes for Windows to boot up.
Finally, some people simply don’t like the sound of the Windows startup sound. If you find it annoying or distracting, you might want to disable it.
How to Disable the Startup Sound
If you’re not a fan of the startup sound on Windows 11, you can disable it relatively easily. Just follow these steps:
1. Go to the Start menu and type “Sound” into the search bar.
2. Select “Sound” from the list of results.
3. Under “Sound” > “Playback,” find and select your speakers.
4. Click the “Properties” button.
5. Under “Advanced,” uncheck the “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device” box.
6. Under “Sounds,” uncheck the “Play Windows Startup sound” box.
7. Click “OK” to save your changes.
How to Re-Enable the Startup Sound
If you’re not a fan of the startup sound on Windows 11, you can disable it with a few simple steps. First, open the Control Panel and click on the “System” icon. Next, click on the “Advanced” tab and then click on the “Settings” button under the “Startup and Recovery” section. In the window that opens, uncheck the box next to “Play startup sound.” Finally, click on the “OK” button and reboot your computer. If you ever want to enable the startup sound again, simply follow the same steps and check the box next to “Play startup sound.”
There are a few different ways that you can disable the startup sound on Windows 11. You can either do it through the Sound settings, or you can edit the registry. If you’re not comfortable editing the registry, then the Sound settings is the easiest way to go.