How to Disable Startup Sounds in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users how to turn off Windows 11 startup sound.

Windows 11 comes with a default startup sound that some may find annoying. Windows play a very short sound when the system boots up just before the logon screen. I personally love it, but again, I’m different.

You have two options when it comes to Windows startup sound. You can either disable or enable it and cannot be changed to something different. Enabling and disabling Windows startup sound is pretty simply and straightforward, even for new users.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with turning off Windows 11 startup sound, follow the steps below:

Turn off Windows Startup Sound from System Settings.

There are multiple ways to disable or turn off Windows 11 startup sound. You can do it from the System’s setting page or from the registry.

To disable the sound from the System setting, click on Start and select Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 settings button

On the System settings page, select Sound as shown in the image below

disable windows 11 startup sound 1

When the Sound settings page opens, go to More sound settings link as shown below.

windows 11 more sound settings

That will open the Sound properties opens, switch to the Sounds tab. Then uncheck the box highlighted below to stop playing startup sound every time Windows 11 starts.

windows disable startup sound

That should do it!

Disable Startup Sound from Registry

You can also disable or turn off Windows 11 startup sound from Windows registry. To go that, use Windows search feature and search for regedit. Select and open it.

regedit in windows 11

When it opens, navigate to the path below.

windows 11 disable sound registry

Then double-click the DWORD named DisableStartupSound. Then change the value data to 1 to disable.

windows 11 disable registry sound

0 = On
1 = Off

Exit and you’re done.


This post showed you how to turn off or disable Windows 11 startup sound. If you find any error above please use the comment form below to report.

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