Windows 10 Logon Sound Not Playing

Once it comes to Windows 10 logon sound not playing, the configuration of Sound settings is usually at fault so the best solution is to modify the Sound setting configuration. If the issue persists, you could consider running the Playing Audio troubleshooter, applying changes to the Registry, making use of Task Scheduler, etc. New to Windows 10 and have a hard time bringing back Windows 10 logon sound on your own? In that case, you have come to the right place.

Windows 10 Logon Sound Won’t Play: Troubleshooting

Modify The Sound Setting Configuration

  • Step 1: Look to the right side of the taskbar, right-click the speaker icon and pick Sounds.
  • Step 2: Go to Sounds tab then check the checkbox next to Play Windows Startup sound. If you also like to play logoff sound, select Windows Logoff under Program Events and choose Windows Logoff Sound in the Sounds drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

Run The Playing Audio Troubleshooter

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, click Update & Security then pick Troubleshoot.
  • Step 2: Select Additional troubleshooters, choose Network Adapter and hit Run the troubleshooter.
  • Step 3: If the troubleshooter manages to identify the root of the problem and offer a fix at the end of the troubleshooting, hit Apply this fix.

Change The Registry

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  • Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogon.
  • Step 3: Look to the right, right-click ExcludeFromCPL and pick Modify.
  • Step 4: Change the value in the Value data field to 0, then save your changes. If you also like to play logoff sound, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogoff and modify the value of ExcludeFromCPL to 0.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer and see how things turn out.

Take Advantage Of Task Scheduler

Phase One

  • Step 1: Open Notepad then copy and paste these lines into it:
    • Set oVoice = CreateObject(“SAPI.SpVoice”)
    • set oSpFileStream = CreateObject(“SAPI.SpFileStream”)
    • oSpFileStream.Open “C:\Windows\Media\Windows Logon.wav”
    • oVoice.SpeakStream oSpFileStream
    • oSpFileStream.Close
  • Step 2: Save the file and name it as you see fit but remember to include the VBS extension at the end of the name (for instance, Logon.VBS).
  • Step 3: Move the file to a location of your choice and copy the path of the file.

Phase Two 

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.
  • Step 2: Double-click Task Scheduler library, look to the right and click Create Task.
  • Step 3: In General tab, type the Play logon sound in the Name field and tick the Run only when user is logged on circle.
  • Step 4: Go to Triggers tab, select New and choose At log on on the dropdown menu next to Begin the task.
  • Step 5: Go to Actions tab, click New and pick Start a program in the dropdown menu next to Action. Next, proceed to type wscript.exe in the Program or script file then paste the path of the VBScript file you created previously into the box beside Add arguments. Lastly, go to Conditions tab, uncheck the checkbox next to Start the task only if the computer is on AC power and hit OK.

Windows 10 Advice

  • Instead of the administrator account, create other user accounts for your day-to-day use. Feel free to set one with lesser privileges for your guests.
  • If other users struggle to sign out, you could quickly sign them out via Task Manager. To do so, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, pick Task Manager, go to Users tab, right-click the user you want to sign out and pick Sign out.
  • For an Admin account, set a password that is simple for you to remember but is not too obvious to the point that it could be guessed by others.
  • If your system supports more than one sign-in option, set all of them for good measure.

Is There A Way To Change The Logon Sound On Windows 10?

  • Step 1: Look to the right side of the taskbar, right-click the speaker icon and pick Sounds.
  • Step 2: Go to Sounds tab then check the checkbox next to Play Windows Startup sound. Next, select Windows Logon under Program Events, choose Browse and open your preferred sound file.
  • Step 3: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

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