Re: windows 10 startup jingle

George Gray


How does one determine if they have administrative privileges on their
machine and if not how does one enable that?on their machine?

On 3/4/18, Brian Vogel <> wrote:
For those who would like a Shutdown sound, first, make sure that Fast
Startup is turned OFF.  Control Panel, Power Options, Chose what the Power
button does link, Change settings that are currently unavailable link,
uncheck the checkbox for "Turn on fast startup (recommended).

Download the attached XML file:  PlayShutdownSound.xml    This contains the
XML code for a system task that will play a sound (one of the built in
Microsoft "ring" sounds that does not sound like a phone, but more like
chimes) when the system event indicating a shutdown is taking place is
started.  Know where you put it.

Then, open Control Panel, Administrative Tasks, Task Scheduler.  Hit
ALT+A,M  (Actions Menu, Import option) which will open up an Open dialog
where you will navigate to find the XML file.  Select that file then
activate the Open button.  This will open the "Create Task" dialog.
Activate the OK button.  This should create the task to play the shutdown
sound when your account that you were using to create this task tells the
computer to shutdown.

This has behaved differently on different machines, much of which is
determined by exactly what is triggered to happen at shutdown, and in what
order.  On some it works perfectly, each and every time, on others it seems
to trigger but only part of the ring sound plays (but you still get
something), and on others still it doesn't work.  The majority have fallen
into cases one and two.

All of the above presumes that the account you are logged in with at the
time you're doing all of the above has administrative privileges.  You
cannot set up events with a standard account.
Brian  - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1709, Build 16299  (dot level on
request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

*Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's
* *   ~ Somerset Maugham*


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