How to Enable/Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound

It's easier than you think!

by: - Last updated on: December 27th, 2021
Key Takeaways
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft released the latest version of its desktop operating system, Windows 11, packed with a truckload of features.
  • One such addition is the brand new startup sound.
  • We will have a detailed look at how you can enable/disable the new Windows 11 startup sound with ease.

Earlier this year, Microsoft released the latest version of its desktop operating system, Windows 11, which comes with a host of features and changes for an improved user experience. One of these new changes is the new Windows 11 startup sound.

Startup sound during boot has been a common practice on Windows for a while now.

However, Microsoft had disabled the startup sound by default on Windows 10 as the sound might get annoying for a few people when they are in meetings or large conferences.

Windows 11 startup sound

How to Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound?

However, you do not need to worry if you have already installed Windows 11 on your laptop/ PC, because you can easily disable the startup sound in Windows.

Let us take a look at how you can disable the startup sound with ease.

  1. Right-click on the start menu and Windows and select settings.
    start settings Windows 11
  2. Now, look for the personalizations tab and click on it.
    Windows 11 settings
  3. Here, click on Themes.
    themeing windows 11
  4. Once done, select Sounds from the upper-right corner of the screen.
    sound settings windows 11
  5. A new window will pop up; uncheck the Play Windows Startup Sound option.
    disable windows 11 startup sound
  6. Finally, hit the Apply button and then press ok, and it will successfully disable the Windows 11 startup sound on your laptop/PC.

How to Enable Windows 11 Startup Sound

If for some reason, you wish to enable the Windows 11 startup sound once again, then the process stays more or less the same. Let us have a look.

  1. Right-click on the start menu and Windows and select settings.
    start settings Windows 11
  2. Now, look for the personalizations tab and click on it.
    Windows 11 settings
  3. Here, click on Themes.
    themeing windows 11
  4. Once done, select Sounds from the upper-right corner of the screen.
    sound settings windows 11
  5. A new window will pop up, enable the Play Windows Startup Sound option.
    disable windows 11 startup sound
  6. Finally, hit the Apply button and then press ok, and it will successfully disable the Windows 11 startup sound on your laptop/PC.

Enable/Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound with Ease

If you follow the steps described above, it should be very easy to enable or disable Windows 11 startup sound. Moreover, we will publish a detailed guide on how to change Windows 11 startup sound in the future, so stay tuned.

Let us know in the comments below if you found this article helpful and successfully disabled Windows 11 startup sound.

FAQ about Windows 11 Startup Sounds

Absolutely, you can install Windows 11 on your laptop/PC with ease despite it not supporting TPM 2.0. We have already covered a detailed guide on how to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs.

Yes, it is possible to change the Windows 11 startup sound as mentioned earlier. We will be covering a detailed guide on how you can change Windows 11 startup sound to your favourite ringtone very soon.

As we mentioned earlier in the article, Microsoft, for whatever reasons, removed the Startup sound in Windows 10. Thankfully, they have added it back in Windows 11, probably due to customer demand.

Some laptop/desktop OEMs disable Windows 11 startup sound on their devices. This might be the reason you might not be hearing the startup sound. In order to troubleshoot, follow our guide above to enable Windows 11 startup sound and see if it fixes the issue.

Microsoft has introduced a new startup sound in Windows 11 which is relatively short and sweet as compared to earlier ones. If you are one of those who likes the new startup sound, here is a link to download Windows 11 startup sound.

For your reference, here is the video of the new startup sound:

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