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Fix: ‘Play Windows Startup Sound’ is Greyed out in Windows 11

November 19th, 2021 by Admin

Can’t turn off Windows startup sound? If you find that the “Play Windows Startup sound” option is greyed out and you’re unable to modify it, here are two methods to fix this issue in Windows 11.

Method 1: Fix ‘Play Windows Startup Sound is Greyed out’ Using Group Policy

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon, next double-click the “Turn off Windows Startup sound” policy in the right side.

  2. Change the setting to “Not Configured” and click OK.

  3. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. Now you should be able to tick or untick the “Play Windows Startup sound” option.

Method 2: Fix ‘Play Windows Startup Sound is Greyed out’ Using Registry Editor

  1. Press the Windows key + R together to open the Run command box, type regedit and press Enter.

  2. When the Registry Editor window appears, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, delete the DWORD DisableStartupSound in the right pane.

  3. Close Registry Editor and the “Play Windows Startup sound” option should be clickable.

That’s it!

How to Turn off Startup Sound in Windows 10

June 28th, 2016 by Admin

Every time you turn on your computer, Windows plays a welcome sound when the login screen loads up. If you feel the startup sound is boring or just annoying, you can turn it off easily. In this article we’ll show you how to turn off / disable the startup sound in Windows 10.

How to Turn off Startup Sound in Windows 10?

  1. Right-click any empty area of your desktop, and then click Personalize.


  2. When the Settings app loads up, click the Themes tab on the left, and then click the Advanced sound settings link on the right side.


  3. From the Sounds Settings window, click the Sounds tab, uncheck “Play Window Startup sound” as shown in the screenshot below and click OK.


If you want to access the Sounds Settings window directly, just press the Windows key + R and type mmsys.cpl in the Run box.┬áTo turn on the startup sound again, you can re-check the “Play Window Startup sound” option.mmsys