Startup and Shutdown Jingles

Do you ever get tired of the startup and shutdown jingle that plays on your Windows XP or Vista computer? If you said yes, here’s a better solution! Now, you can use your favorite song or dialogue for your PC’s shutdown and startup music. It can be done with four simple steps, so let’s get right to it!

Step 1

Choose the track you want to play during your computer’s startup and shutdown times. The only limitations are that it should be in the .WAV format and the size of the file shouldn’t be too big. You should keep it within 1 MB or your startup time will be much longer. If the file you want to use is not in the .WAV format, you can easily convert it by using a file converter.

Step 2

Next, rename the files as “Windows XP (or Vista) Startup.WAV” and “Windows XP (or Vista) Shutdown.WAV,” respectively.

Step 3

Now, go to C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA and you will find your new files listed there. Go ahead and move them to another location of your choice. That’s required, just in case you need to revert back to those files at any time. They’ll be much easier to find if you put them somewhere you can easily remember.

Step 4

To move them, just copy and paste them into the new location. That’s it. Now, you can enjoy a new sound every time you start and shut down your computer!

So, I guess there’s just one thing left to ask: What will you use for your new startup and shutdown jingle?!

~ Ramachandran Kumaraswami