Re-enabling some sound options in Windows 10

In Microsoft’s infinite wisdom, you can’t change sounds in the Control Panel to logon, logoff, and shutdown in Windows 10. But they can be re-enabled in the registry.

Open RegEdit and apply the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\SystemExit

When you click the key, you will see a DWORD in the right-hand window of the RegEdit app with the label ExcludeFromCPL. Double-click that DWORD and change the value from 1 to 0 and then click OK. Do this for these other two keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogoff

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogon

Or to summarize:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\SystemExit]
“ExcludeFromCPL”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogoff]
“ExcludeFromCPL”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\WindowsLogon]
“ExcludeFromCPL”=dword:00000000

Note: As usual, back up the registry. You are at your own risk. Test on a temporary profile that you can blow away.

 

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