Windows 11 plays a sound when you start your PC. However, it is possible to disable or turn off the startup sound in Windows 11 if you don’t like it. By default, startup sound is enabled in Windows 11.
When you install Windows 11 on your PC and have a sound card, you will hear sound on the system startup. Although Windows 11 ships with a new startup sound, all users may not be satisfied and want to turn it off on their computer.
When it comes to Windows 7 and earlier version operating systems, it plays a chime sound when you turn on your PC. For your information, this startup sound was also available on Windows 8 and Windows 10, but Microsoft had turned it off by default. When you turn on your computer, it will not play a sound on your computer.
If you are irritated with Windows 11 startup sound, Microsoft has provided an option to disable or turn off this startup sound.
In this growupwindows article, we will guide you through disabling or turning off the startup sound on Windows 11. On a Windows 11 PC, there are at least two ways through which you can turn off the startup sound. We will review both of them, one by one.
How to Turn On/Off Startup Sound using the Settings app in Windows 11?
The Settings app is a centralized place to enable or disable several features on Windows 11 computers. Using it, you can turn on/off startup sounds.
Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. Then click on the
Step 3. After that, select the
Step 4. Next, click on the
Step 5. When you’re done, the Sound window will open. Navigate to
Step 6. Select
Step 7. Select
After completing the above steps, the startup sound is disabled on your computer. To enable it again, repeat the above steps and in step 5, check the checkbox
How to Enable or Disable Startup Sound via Group Policy in Windows 11?
Group Policy Editor is another way to enable or disable Startup sound on Windows 11. However, it is not part of the Windows 11 Home edition.
Step 1. First, open the Local Group Policy Editor.
To do that, press
Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, browse to the following path from the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Step 3. On the right side of the Logon folder, double-click on the policy name
Step 4. Here, Select the
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Finally, reboot your computer.
When you complete the above steps, you should not hear the startup sound anymore on your Windows 11 PC. To enable it again, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, select the