On a Windows XP computer, you can change the startup sound and other system ringtones.
Step 1. Log into the control panel
Step 2. Click the Sounds and Audio Devices tab
Step 3. Click on the sound you want to change, you will find the sounds available to change at the bottom of the sound control field
Step 4. Click the Browse button in the lower right corner of the window
Step 5. Select a sound
The sound file must be in a. WAV file format on your computer.
Step 6. Click the play button next to the Browse button to confirm your sound selection
Step 7. Save the sound scheme by clicking Save As and setting a unique name
Step 8. Make sure the correct sound scheme is selected
Step 9. Click the Apply button and exit the menu
Any sound can be used, but WAV sound files are best
- You cannot change the startup sound of Windows Vista or 7 using this method. The startup sound is played immediately after Windows boots with a system file, which cannot be edited without additional programs for editing system boot control files (but you can disable it by unchecking everything in the same control panel that controls sounds).
- The shutdown sound can also be changed in Windows XP and earlier.