How to Enable Startup Sound on Windows 10 PC

If you somehow come across an older computer from 90’s running Windows 95 or Windows 98, then you will notice that they all have a startup Windows sound. The reason for a startup sound in those days was not only better aesthetics,  but also because the hardware in those days was very slow.

People waited twiddling their thumbs for their Windows computers to start. The startup sound was a way to tell the users that the PC is now up and ready for use. These startup sound was first introduced in Windows 3.1 and has been around for a long time since then.

However, on a Windows 10 PC you won’t hear any startup sound because Microsoft has muted the startup by default. The reasons for including startup sound are no longer relevant. But if you do not like a silent boot up on your Windows 10 PC, then you can enable it very easily.

Enabling the Windows 10 startup sound is really very simple. Here is how you can enable startup sound for your Windows 10 PC:

  1. On your Windows 10 PC, press Win+I to open settings. Alternatively, you can also click on Start and then on the cogwheel icon.Enable Startup Sound for Windows 10
  2. In the settings window, first select System and then Sound.
  3. After this scroll down a little and click on Sound Control Panel.
  4. This will open a new window in which we have to select Sounds tab.
  5. Select a checkbox labeled Play Windows Startup Sound.Enable Startup Sound for Windows 10
  6. Click on the OK button to save the settings and close the Sounds window.

You will notice that there is no way to change the startup sound. You can enable it but not change it. For changing the startup sound that is played when you start your Windows 10 PC, we can either replace the startup WAV file with our own WAV audio file, or we can make changes in the Windows registry.