How to Turn on or Turn off Windows 11 Startup Sound

Windows 11 makes a startup sound when you turn on the computer. Here is how to turn on or turn off Windows 11 Startup Sound as required.

Though Windows 8 and Windows 10 do not make a sound while starting, with Windows 11, Microsoft bought back the much-loved startup sound. As such, when you start the system, as soon as it boots, Windows 11 will make a simple and short startup sound to let you know it is starting. The good thing is, Microsoft redesigned the sound to be a bit modern yet familiar.

If you are wondering, Windows 8 and Windows 10 also have a startup sound (startup chime) but are disabled by default. One of the main reasons for no startup sound in Windows 8 and Windows 10 is unnecessary ‘minimalism.’

For the most part, users like to hear a startup sound because it indicates that the OS is booting. However, that might not be the case for everyone. Maybe you want the operating system to start silently. i.e., without a startup sound. In that case, you can turn off the startup sound in Windows 11. Once turned off, Windows 11 will start silently.

This quick and easy Windows 11 guide will show you how to turn off Windows 11 startup sound and turn on Windows 11 startup sound. Depending on your need, follow the appropriate steps.

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How to turn off startup sound in Windows 11

You can turn off the Windows 11 startup sound by changing the “Sounds” option in the Settings app. Here is how to find and change it.

  1. Open the Settings app (Start key + I).
  2. Select “Personalization” on the sidebar.
  3. Choose the “Themes” option on the main panel.
  4. Click on the “Sounds” option.
  5. Uncheck the “Play Windows startup sound” option.
  6. Click “Apply.”
  7. Click “Ok.”
  8. Reboot Windows 11.

Detailed steps:

First, press the “Start key + I” shortcut on your keyboard to open the Windows 11 Settings app. After opening the Settings app, go to the “Personalization > Themes” page.

open Windows 11 theme settings

Here, click on the “Sounds” option.

open sound settings

The above action will open the old Sounds control panel window. Here, uncheck the “Play Windows Startup sound” option. Finally, click the “Ok” button and reboot Windows 11.

turn off Windows 11 startup sound

The startup sound is disabled, and you will not hear the Windows 11 startup sound on boot.

How to turn on startup sound in Windows 11

You can turn on the startup sound in Windows 11 by changing the “Sounds” option in the Settings app. Here is how to find and change it.

  1. Press “Start key + I” to open Windows 11 Settings.
  2. Select “Personalization” on the sidebar.
  3. Choose the “Themes” option on the main panel.
  4. Click on the “Sounds” option.
  5. Select the “Play Windows startup sound” option.
  6. Click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
  7. Restart Windows 11.

Open the Windows 11 Settings app and go to the “Personalization > Themes” page. Next, click on the “Sounds” option. This action will open the Sounds panel. Here, select the “Play sound on startup” checkbox. Finally, click the “Ok” button and restart the computer.

turn on Windows 11 startup sound

After restarting, Windows 11 will play the startup sound on boot.

That is all.

I hope that helps.

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