We were free to switch the sounds that played as we shut down, signed off, or logged in to Windows before Windows 10 came along. Microsoft shielded certain sound acts from being updated in Windows 10, for some reason. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to change Logoff, Logon and Shutdown Sounds for Windows 10.

Change Logoff, Logon and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 10

To change Logoff, Logon and Shutdown Sounds for Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels\SystemExit

As you navigate through the mentioned path, some options will appear in the right pane of the screen as the following image is showing.

Now double click the ExcludeFromCPL option as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Enter 0 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now make the same change in the WindowsLogoff and WindowsLogon options. Change the ExcludeFromCPL value from 1 to 0 by double-clicking on it as the following image is showing.

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There is no need to restart Windows. You can check the changes from the Sounds section. Right-click on the Sound icon on the right corner of the taskbar and choose the Sounds option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Sounds option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Under the Sounds tab, you will see the Exit Windows option. You can choose the sound of your choice. If you want to hide this option again, change the value of ExcludeFromCPL to 1.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to change Logoff, Logon and Shutdown sounds for Windows 10.

How to change Logoff, Logon and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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