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Changing the Start up sound

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March 17, 2010 4:59:12 PM

Does anyone know how one can change the start up sound on Windows 7?

the reason why I am asking is because it's not the same as it was for Win XP and it doesn't really give you an option on to do it.

thanks in advance

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a b $ Windows 7
March 17, 2010 5:09:11 PM

It's not easy, but here's how you do it:

1) For best results, boot out of Window 7 and into an alternative OS, such as XP. (This is assuming you dual boot.) If you can't do that, then boot into safe mode.

2) Locate the file "imageres.dll" in System32 folder. For instance, C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll. Copy that file into a different location, i.e. your desktop.

3) Download ResHacker .

4) Open ResHacker. Open the imageres.dll file in ResHacker.

5) Find the folder that reads "WAVE" and expand everything below that.

6) Right click 1033 (this could have a different name depending on your locale), and click Replace Resource. Click "Open file with new resource", and find the wave file you want to replace it with. Once you're done, in Resource Type, type "WAVE", in Resource Name type "5051", and under Resource Language type "1033" (or whatever number you have). Once done, click Replace.

7) Click File, then click Save. Now you can copy this file to Vista's System32 folder.

Keep the imageres_original.dll file ResHack left behind in case you want to revert back to the original sound.

8) You might have some Permission issues while replacing the old file, if you have linux live cd handy, copy the new dll to a thumb drive & boot off from it and replace the file.
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