How to change logon and logoff sounds in Windows 8

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It was possible to change the logon and logoff music  from control panel in Windows 7. However this functionality is left hidden in Windows 8 and we don’t know the reason why, but we can definitely help you to get it back in Windows 8. Follow the steps given below.


  1. Our favorite shortcut – Win + R.
  2. Type regedit and press enter.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/AppEvents/EventLables.
  4. Look for WindowsLogon in the left pane. Select it.
  5. Change the DWORD value to 0 for ExcludeFromCPL key.
  6. Repeat the same process for WindowsLogoff and SystemExit.
  7. Now press Win + X. Select Control Panel.
  8. Go to Hardware and sound -> Sound.
  9. There you can change all the system sounds. You can even select custom sounds using this.

Enjoy 😉



One Reply to “How to change logon and logoff sounds in Windows 8”

  1. My logon and logoff sound options are enabled now, but upon logging off and on, they still do not play. Any ideas?

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