How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

PC users are not new to startup or boot sound. Windows 7 and earlier versions played a chime when you turned on your PC. The startup sound, although present in Windows 8 and Windows 10, was disabled by default.

In Windows 11, the startup sound is turned on by default. The best part is that Windows 11 ships with a new startup sound, which sounds better than the startup sound offered in earlier versions.

The problem with the startup sound is that it can annoy others, particularly if you need to switch on your PC when everyone at your home is asleep or when you are in a meeting room.

If you do not want to disturb others, luckily, you can turn off the startup sound. Here is how to do it.

Tip: When you turn on your PC, you can quickly hit the mute key on the keyboard if you do not want to annoy others with the startup sound. If you do not like the sound, turning it off makes sense.

Method 1 of 2

Enable or disable startup sound via Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Settings app. On the left side, click on Personalization.

Step 2: Now, on the right-side, click Themes to navigate to Settings > Personalization > Themes page.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Step 3: Here, on the right side, click on Sounds (refer to the picture below) to open the Sound dialog.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Step 4: Finally, uncheck the Play Windows Startup sound box and click the Apply button to turn off the Windows 11 startup sound

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Check the box next to the Play Windows Startup sound option and click Apply to turn on the startup sound again.

Method 2 of 2

Turn on or off Windows 11 startup sound via Group Policy

For most users, turning off or on the startup sound via the Settings app is perfect. The Group Policy method is usually used in businesses. Needless to say, that the Group Policy Editor is not part of the Windows 11 Home edition.

Step 1: Type Edit Group Policy in the search and then hit the Enter key to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Step 2: In the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon page.

Step 3: On the right-side, look for Turn off Windows Startup sound policy. Double-click on it to open its properties.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Step 4: Select the Enabled option to turn on and select the Disabled option to turn off the Windows 11 startup sound.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11

Click the Apply button.

FAQ’s

1. How do I turn off the Windows startup sound?

To disable the Windows Startup sound, use these steps:
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization.
  3. Click the Sounds option. Source: Windows Central.
  4. Click the Sounds tab.
  5. Clear the Play Windows Startup sound option. Source: Windows Central.
  6. Click the Apply button.
  7. Click the OK button.

2. How do I turn off the startup Sound on Windows 11?

Turn Off the Startup Sound on Windows 11

In the “Personalization” menu on the right, click “Themes.” At the top of the “Themes” page, click “Sounds.” You will see a “Sound” window. In this window, at the bottom, deselect the “Play Windows Startup Sound” option,

3. Does Windows 11 have a startup Sound?

If you’re wondering why there is no startup sound when you turn on your Windows 11 system, the answer is simple. The startup sound is actually disabled by default. So, if you want to set a custom tune to play every time you turn on your computer, first you need to enable the startup sound option.

How To Turn Off The Startup Sound In Windows 11 Video Tutorial

In this video, we will show you how to turn off the startup sound in windows 11 and enjoy startup sound.

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