Windows 10: Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?

Discus and support Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So in Windows 8, MS removed the ability to have a login/logoff sound. In Windows 10, the same problem persists. Interestingly enough, under the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bobjoe, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. bobjoe Win User

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?


    So in Windows 8, MS removed the ability to have a login/logoff sound. In Windows 10, the same problem persists.

    Interestingly enough, under the C:\Windows\Media folder, there is a file called "Windows Logon" which is a brand new sound from Windows 8, also in 10.

    The "Windows Logoff Sound" file is the same as Vista/7, so no change there.

    Regardless, why did MS make a new log on sound, if it's not even possible to use it? *Huh

    :)
     
    bobjoe, Jan 28, 2016
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  2. Why can't I have custom logon/logoff sounds in Windows 10

    Having recently bought a new Windows 10 laptop, I noticed the logon/logoff sounds were not in the sound settings. After a wander round the internet for help I found I needed to do this

    http://www.howtogeek.com/274010/how-to-change-the-windows-10-logoff-logon-and-shutdown-sounds-in-windows-10/


    After doing that and setting up the custom sounds I wanted, they don't play. They played fine on the sound settings test button, but not on the actual logon/logoff themselves. What do I do? Also, what format do the sounds need to be to get the best results?
    (MP3, Wav, mono, stereo etc.)
     
    Imitation700mb, Jan 28, 2016
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  3. No speaker sound for non admin users

    Hej.

    More testing:

    • Boot computer
    • Logon as non administrator
    • No speaker sound when using slider.

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds? [​IMG]


    • Logoff
    • Logon as administrator
    • (No sound test. Did not click speaker Icon or use keyboard volume keys,)
    • Logoff
    • Logon as non administrator again
    • Speaker sound OK when using slider. (Same Realtek Speakers, as above.)
    Hmm, why does admin logon/logoff enable speaker sound?

    /Sten-Åke
     
    Sten-Åke Werner, Jan 28, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?

    After listening to both the logon.wav and logoff.wav sounds it would appear to me to be part of shortening the boot or close process as the files are only about 185KB, just a few seconds and not as long as on Win7.
     
    Berton, Jan 28, 2016
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  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    Search for change system sounds.


    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds? [​IMG]


    Check the box for play Windows startup sound....
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 28, 2016
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  6. bobjoe Win User
    I see what you mean. IIRC, XP had a really long shut down sound that played throughout the log off process. Looks like that algorithm changed in Vista.

    Did you even read my post? I'm not talking about the startup sound. I'm talking about the log-in/log-off sound.
     
    bobjoe, Jan 28, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    I did read your post. Funny how my change system sounds control panel now has logon and logoff choices:


    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds? [​IMG]


    So maybe that's why they have a Windows Logon.wav and a Windows Logoff.wav? So you can set those sounds to those events?
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 28, 2016
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  8. bobjoe Win User

    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds?

    How did you get "Windows logoff", "Windows logon", and "Windows unlock" on there?

    I have Windows 10 on six computers at my house. I just checked all of them, and none of them have those 3 options.



    Why is it not possible to set Windows Logoff/Logon sounds? [​IMG]
     
    bobjoe, Jan 28, 2016
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    NavyLCDR, Jan 28, 2016
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  10. bobjoe Win User
    bobjoe, Jan 28, 2016
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  11. NavyLCDR New Member
    I do wonder why they disabled those options in the registry by default. Doesn't make much sense.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 28, 2016
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  12. bobjoe Win User
    Has anything Microsoft done to Windows since Windows 8 made sense?
     
    bobjoe, Apr 4, 2018
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