There was a lot of controversy of the new Windows Start sound in Windows Vista. Originally, Microsoft was planning on making this a mandatory sound that users would not be able to disable. This sounds like a great idea from a Marketing perspective since all Windows users world-wide would hear the same notes when their computer starts up. However from a user perspective this could be a nightmare. Thankfully Microsoft responded to the vocal Microsoft community and gave users the option to disable this sound.
Follow these steps to disable your Windows startup sound:
- Click on the Start Button and type in Sound. Select Sound from the list.
- Click on the Sounds tab.
- Remove the check from Play Windows Startup sound.
- Hit OK.