Re-enabling some sound options in Windows 10
July 30, 2016 Leave a comment
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:
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:
Or to summarize:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Note: As usual, back up the registry. You are at your own risk. Test on a temporary profile that you can blow away.