How to Disable Startup Sound in Windows 11 | TechHarry

Turn off Windows Startup Sound in Windows 11 using three simple ways

The legendary startup sound that we've been hearing for more than a decade in Windows operating systems changed a little in Windows 11. But it is quite enough to quickly identify the OS version. After listening to the teaser of the new startup sound with a slo-fi remix of all Windows startup sounds until it was released, Microsoft finally chose to bring back the old startup sound in Windows 11. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to the new Windows 11 startup sound right here. But in case you don't like this new sound or you are that person who likes to wake up their PC silently, here's how you can disable startup sound in Windows 11.

How to Disable Startup Sound in Windows 11

In this TechHarry post, you'll notice three very useful methods to remove the startup sound in Windows 11. Unnecessary to say, the simplest way to do so is through the Settings app. So, without wasting any more time, let's get started.

1. Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound using Registry Editor

1. Go to your search bar on the desktop, search for "Regedit" and click Enter on your keyboard.

Open registry editor in Windows 11

2. Now navigate to the path given below and then double click on "DisableStartupSound" in the right panel.


Turn off startup sound using registry editor in Windows 11

3. By default, the value data will be set to "1". Change it to "0", then click OK and restart your Windows 11 PC. You'll notice that this time you will not hear any startup sound.

Change value of disable startup sound

So, that's how you can disable the startup sound using Registry Editor in Windows 11.

2. Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound using Group Policy Editor

1. Press "Windows + r" on your keyboard to open "Run".

2. When the "Run" window appears, type "gpedit.msc" and click OK.

3. Now, go to the below-given path and double click on "Turn Off Windows Startup Sound" in the right pane.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

Turn off Windows Startup Sound

4. From the next pop-up window, choose "Enabled" and click on 'OK' or 'Apply' to confirm your choices. After completing all these steps, just restart your PC and your Windows 11 PC will not produce any startup sound.

Disable Windows Startup Sound in Windows 11

3. Disable Windows 11 Startup Sound using Sound Settings [Easiest Way]

1. Open the Settings app using the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “Win+i”, switch to the “Personalization” tab from the left sidebar, and choose “Themes”.

Open settings in Windows 11

2. From the Themes settings screen, click on “Sounds”.

go to personalization then themes in Settings app

3. When the “Sound” dialog box opens up, uncheck the “Play Windows Startup sound” option. Windows 11 will no longer play the new startup sound when you switch on the computer.

Uncheck the option of playing startup sound on Windows 11

 So, that is how you can Disable Windows Startup Sound easily with these three ways. As you have already known, the third way to turn off the startup sound which is by using the Settings app is the simplest. But if you are curious enough to explore the other ways too, then you can definitely follow those steps. By using Registry Editor and Group Policy Editor, you can also turn off your Windows 11 startup sound securely and without any issue.

If you liked this article, don't forget to share it with your friends and family members.