How to Disable and Enable Startup Sound in Windows 11


Microsoft introduced the startup sound in Windows 11 just as we have it in Windows 10 but disabled by default. So if you are in a silent environment and do not want to create any sort of distractions to people around when starting up your system then you will need to disable Windows Startup Sound because not everybody likes how it sounds. In this guide, I will be showing you How to Disable and Enable Windows Startup Sound in Windows 11. Please see how to disable file download in Microsoft Edge, and how to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Player using Windows iso file.

The Windows Startup sound has been introduced but now in an improved way to control and disable options for the user’s convenience. This has continued to make the Windows operating system a friendly OS for people working at night or in libraries.

You can read How to fix sound not working on Google Chrome and How to Fix Audio Services Not Responding on Windows 10 and 11 and you may want to know how to Grant or Deny Microphone Access on Mac

Disable and Enable Windows Startup via Windows System Settings

Open the system settings and select Personalization.


Click on the Themes tab.


Click on the sound icon at the top to open the sound settings.


In the sound settings uncheck the box Play Windows Startup sound. Click OK to apply the new setting. This will disable the startup sound.

Play Windows Startup sound

If you want to enable it back just check the same box and click ok. See Program startup: How to launch an application automatically during startup on Windows.

Disable or Enable Startup Sound on Windows 11 via Windows Registry

1: Open the regedit


2. Once the Registry Editor opens navigate here:

Locate Windows Registry Key

3. Double-click on DisableStartupSound and set the Base to Hexadecimal and set the Value data to 1 to disable the startup sound or set it to 0 to enable it.

DisableStartupSound via reg key

Disable or Enable Startup Sound via the Local Group Policy Editor

Run the ‘gpedit.msc’. Please see Master Your Sound Experience: How to Manage Audio Settings on Windows 11, and How to start an application automatically on Mac.

Launch Group Policy Editor

2. Inside the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon
Locate GPo logon settings

3. On the Settings section by the right Double-click on Turn off Windows Startup sound and set the status of the Turn Off Windows Startup sound policy to Enabled and click on Apply and OK.

Turn Off Windows Startup sound policy to Enabled

Restart your computer to confirm if any of the steps worked. When next your computer restarts the startup sound should no longer be heard.

FAQs on disabling Windows Startup Sound in Windows 11

Does Windows 11 have a startup sound?

The startup sound was disabled by default in Windows 10 but in Windows 11 the startup sound exists too, but you might need to do a little setup to disable or enable it.

Where is Windows 11 startup sound?

Open Settings, and then click Personalization > Themes > Sounds. 

I hope you found this blog post on how to Disable Windows Startup Sound in Windows 11 Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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